This isn't a summary.
It's a primer, and it was written with you
-- well, a particular you -- in mind.
I arrived to Chicago on a whim sixteen years ago. As much as I treasure this city, I still don't belong here. I'm willful, wily, relentless, overeager, ambitious, perverse and independent -- all in a good way. I possess a big (BIG!) heart, a merciless logic, a sharp wit, a prodigious (sexual) appetite and a strong compulsion to fight for what's fair. I am forthright to a fault -- compassionate honesty is truly the best policy -- and I have no shame whatsoever when it comes to declaring, or pursuing, what I want. The only time I truly feel at home is when I'm on the road.
I'm keenly aware that what I seek in a partnership is not for everyone. That said, I'm not here to passively hold out hope that the ideal partner might stumble across my profile and campaign for my loyalty and affection. I'm on a grand search, and along the way I plan on meeting, engaging and even courting those who seem worth knowing because I genuinely believe that the only life worth living is one filled with (mutually beneficial) shared experiences. (And, no, that's not code for "solely looking to fuck". So much cynicism and vitriol around here. Good grief.)
You should probably save us both some time and read the commentary to my Match questions.
I am passionate, pragmatic and determined.
I have literally been from here to Timbuktu.
Knowledge is power. Enjoy.