I strive for deep, personal connections with those close to me and seek a high degree of intimacy in my relationships. I value honesty, integrity, and the courage to be authentically real. I’m looking for someone with whom I could just as easily talk to til 4 in the morning as comfortably share silence. I want to feel your energy from across the room and always feel welcome by your side. I want us to be playful and lighthearted together, and know when it’s time to handle business. Mostly, I’d like someone who shares my rhythm. Someone who brings his own interests to pique mine and who will be curious about what drives me.
I’m solid, stable, and secure, but I’m not afraid to step outside the lines. I'm about equally introverted as extroverted. I love a lazy day at a coffee shop with a good book or a night at home with a movie as much as a party or a live music venue. I also love to just get out and about and see what adventure comes my way.
I love to cook. I’d love it if my partner enjoys this with me. Let’s open a bottle of red, put on some music and hang in the kitchen. The co-creation is what it’s all about for me. I’ve been vegetarian for over 20 years, but I’ve added seafood to my diet in the last couple years. This has opened up new culinary possibilities for me that I’m enjoying experimenting with. Oh, and it’s not at all necessary that you share my dietary habits.
I’m a total book worm. The over stuffed bookshelves and now expanding iBooks and Kindle lists tell it all. I work in mental health and I read a lot in my field. Lately my focus has been mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology. When I need to escape (often) I pick up a narrow range of science fiction (Neil Gaiman/Clive Barker) or something of substance off the best seller list.
I once was an avid dancer, particularly swing, but I'm terribly out of practice. I’d love to find someone to learn salsa or Argentine tango with. Actually, any kind of dancing is fine with me, although not so much into the country thing. I also love outdoor activities and being in nature. The ocean and the redwoods are my temples. The north coast is a favorite weekend destination as it provides a healthy dose of both.