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My self-summary
**Disclaimer: I feel I should mention my photos are predominately fishing, primarily off the coast of the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles west of Key West. I enjoy fishing but it's not my life, I just don't have a ton of pictures of myself but want to show an honest picture that allows you to see that my average body is not fat by any means and the pictures are recent. This IS what I look like. So take it for what it is. I do take a fishing trip once or twice a year and have been trying to explore the NW fishing experience...though totally different. :)

I am looking for my life partner. That said, I understand it won't come overnight, but eventually we will meet! Trust, passion, adventure, thoughtfulness, understanding, patience...Love. Ultimately my best friend and my lover. Someone who can find the beauty in the little things and takes the time to enjoy them. A well rounded individual with confidence and stability. Someone who likes adventure and experiencing new things. I'm silly, fun, and am looking for someone similar, someone who doesn't take themselves or life too serious too often. Someone who's real. Real fun. :)

I've been single a year now, I've had several serious relationships, 5, 4 ,3 years... I'm not a serial dater but not willing to settle. I'm not looking for an instant commitment but the end goal is obviously a true connection, right? It begins with getting to know one another and for exploring reach other, finding the right fit... if you're open to taking the chance to meet, that's where it'll begin, or end. right? No harm in a chance encounter, only thing to lose is not taking the chance...
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently a bank manager, but you'd never know it. Work doesn't define me. It's a JOB. I wear a suit daily to work and jeans and casual the majority of my real life. I'm spontaneous, love the outdoors, day trips, hikes, camping, you name it. I'm very laid back but very energetic, I'm always looking for something new to explore. I enjoy jogging. I've run two half marathons (Bellingham & San Juan) and would like to run more....and possibly a full- we'll see. I enjoy trail running - super fun, and would like to try an organized event.
I'm passionate about music, food, beer, animals, nature....I love to cook. I try to see live music at least once a month. My taste in music varies greatly, I enjoy nearly every style...try me. I like football and hockey, reading a good book, exploring the wonders of the PNW. We live in the most amazing place and the possibilities of exploration are trips, weekenders, you name it!
I’m really good at
Enjoying the little things...,.transforming the ordinary into extraordinary! I've recently been told by several dates that I'm much more interesting than my profile portrays...I guess I don't disclose enough of who I am and how much I've explored, or lived. I'm far more open and expressive in person...I did follow the dead after all... :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I laugh a lot. I'm very positive, always trying to find the good in whatever situation arises. Greatness lurks behind every corner and within everyone, it just takes the time to find it or perhaps extract it!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All of Matt Ruff's books, surprisingly loved Atlas Shrugged - I fell in love with Dagney Taggert, Hunter S Thompson, love his style. I've read some psychology on NLP that I really enjoyed, oh, almost forgot how much I enjoyed Jitterbug name a few.
I love music, pretty much all genres, though not necessarily all name a few, and I'll undoubtedly leave some off:
Grateful Dead
Modest Mouse
Built To Spill
Death Cab
Postal Service
The Clash
The Vasalines
Iggy Pop
Sex Pistols
Of Montreal
Hayes Carll
Slaid Cleaves
Willie Nelson
Jerry Jeff Walker
Waylon Jennings
Elliott Smith
First Aid Kit
Cat Power
Stevie Ray Vaughn
BB King
Peter Tosh
New Order
The Smiths
Joy Division
Guided By Voices
The Germs
White Stripes
And much more.....

The six things I could never do without
Music, I'd probably die without music before I died from starvation....
Cell phone, it sucks but it's my lifeline, my computer, my music, my everything...
Outdoors and Adventure / exploration of it...
LOVE.... miss it and want it back! :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm an introvert by nature, you may not notice it, I've learned to hide it well l but I'm constantly thinking, debating, contemplating, diagnosing, reflecting, surmising, plotting, planning, analyzing....You get it?
On a typical Friday night I am
seeing live music
taking a road trip
eating or cooking fine food
socializing with friends
relaxing from a long week
planning my next excursion
out looking for fun!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
as said earlier, I did follow the grateful dead... but I'm also an indie / punk rocker at heart. go figure, I love all music and have deep roots throughout!
You should message me if
You share my interests, if you're looking for love....I'm open for dating (obviously marriage won't be found from a couple of text messages!), but ultimately I'm looking for a long term relationship. It's come to my attention that these sites are really skewed, a poorly written or expressed profile. Or perhaps not mentioning all that is dear to you, coupled with some shotty photos and a potential good connection may be lost.....this is the unfortunate side of online dating. I'm open to some emailing or texting to get a feel for one another, but really would like to meet sooner than later. Connections are made in person, not via the internet.... if we share some interests, there may be many more, really, how many can you list?

May I caution all, this will come across shallow but I've had too many experiences that were misleading I feel I need to state this:

I am not interested in meeting up with overweight individuals, sorry, this may seem shallow but it's true. I don't find it attractive and we have no need in wasting one another's time. This shouldn't be taken as I'm looking for perfection, I'm not. You don't need to be skinny or athletic, if you are that's great. A few extra pounds is great too! They can all be beautiful! Please don't hesitate to respond, I've simply been on so many dates that the individual states a few extra pounds but in truth outweighs myself.....they're not being realistic. I don't want to limit profiles to those that don't include a distance/body shot, but I have been.... so here's my new attempt to avoid these situations. :-)