I like to play sports where people try to hurt me. In my younger days, I was a beach volleyball player. Then I switched to playing basketball most mornings. In the past few years, I have become a soccer addict. I am currently on two indoor teams and one outdoor team. Between these sports, I have been able to accumulate a relatively complete set of body braces (knees, ankles, wrist, elbow, fingers, crutches, etc.), and underwent knee surgery at the end of August 2012.
I am a numbers guy at heart and, according to my kids, a bit of a geek (I think they meant this in a nice way). I have a tendency to remember numbers and dates and see patterns and trends (don't expect accurate counting or complex multiplication, I am not Rain Man). My mind is filled with useless information (batting averages, state capitals, song lyrics), but I don't have a really good way to access the information. I am the kind of guy who will remember the birthdays of all your friends and family, the phone numbers of my best friends in elementary school, and the words to Bennie and the Jets, but forget the two things that I was supposed to get at the supermarket, the present that I bought for myself and had my kids wrap, and whatever it was that you did yesterday that bothered me.
I would like to meet the one woman that I will spend the next few decades of my life with, but I am not rushing into anything. I have a good life and would be ok with dating different people until the right person comes along. I am not sure what that person will look like. I like to meet people with lots of energy, who like to laugh (sense of humor required), who like to play (periodically channeling your inner child is a plus), and who are willing to accept that I will do some stupid things as part of this process because making mistakes is the way that I tend to learn (I try not to make the same mistake more than once, so you may get the opportunity to watch me do stupid things you have never seen before).
I believe in honesty. The age on my profile is my age in real life (they didn't ask how old I act, how old I feel or the average age of the players on the soccer teams I play on). I am not sure why some people make up ages, and I have trouble understanding how starting off with a lie can lead to an honest relationship (if you are only interested in my body and not my mind, please make that clear up front).
I also believe in common courtesy. That may not be the right term for it anymore, because it seems less and less common. I try to treat people the way I would like to be treated. I am far from perfect at it, but that is my goal. If you send me a message, I will respond. If I think we are clearly not a fit, my response will be very short, but I will not leave you wondering.
I am high energy, usually thinking, and always laughing