"My timing is off
But sometimes that's how it all works
Believe it or not
We don't have a choice
In matters of the heart
Just gotta be brave enough
To love and let yourself be loved" - Eels
"Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts." - Henry Rollins
The point of dating is to determine if that person is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, right?
"Fell in love, out of love, still dreaming
I feel like I'm chasing the guy from Lucky Charms" - Moldy Peaches
"My dream girl don't exist
At the age of five she slit her wrist
She didn't know that I'd be hanging around
So her parents buried her in the ground
My dream girl don't exist
Took her photograph from a history book
I believe she had a voice and name
Three children on the coast of Maine
Her life was in a hurricane
Of love and real embrace" - Neutral Milk Hotel
"I want to be a hippy, but I forgot how to love" - Moldy Peaches
She should love music (it's a big part of my life). Points if she can play an instrument and bonus points if she can motivate me to learn to play my instruments better (I suck due to lack of practice). Points if she loves animals and kids. Points if she's comfortable traveling and can accommodate herself to a normal extent. She has to have a career (or be working toward one), jobs just don't cut it any more at this point. Points if she's a good dancer, bonus points if she's cool with me not dancing. Points if she's neutral or right-leaning politically. I tend to be serious in public and goofy in private.
I'd love to find the time to learn a few other languages, maybe French, German, and Dutch? I took a bit of Latin and Spanish, but i've forgotten a lot of what I learned over the years with no one to speak with.
I enjoy traveling and learning, but sometimes I try to get too much out of trips for my companions. I've got a stack of books i've been meaning to read eventually (largely texts from various religions).
I've always been good with kids and animals (they just seem naturally drawn to me somehow), but I don't have any kids and am not willing to date someone who does (I want children of my own some day, I would not treat children from another father the same, and i'm not willing to put a kid through that).
I work for a software company. I haven't made many new, close friends locally since moving back to Rochester last year. I've had some good times. How many guys do you know that have judged the Cup in Amsterdam, been to Munich for Oktoberfest, or have climbed inside the Pyramid of Khafre? I'm passionate about music and go to concerts (probably too many).