I am always interested in listening to other people's stories (especially those involving travel) and have a ready smile. I'm often the one who is at first apprehensive about going to functions such as weddings where I don't know a lot of people, but almost always end up having thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Talking about qualities I like/dislike in my match is rather difficult for me, as I try to make an effort to get to know someone as a unique individual. In a nutshell, a smile and a positive attitude what I'd find appealing about someone.
I’d rather not take you to a restaurant or a cafe on a first date; it would be too much like an interview. I’d rather go on a bike ride, a volunteer event or go ice skating together.
Here are some more facts about me:
I try to use the three weeks of annual vacation available to me to the fullest. Therefore, my vacations tend to be crammed with visits to many cities and countries and people within a short amount of time. I had always traveled with an itinerary, but I'm looking to change my traveling style and go off the beaten path a bit. I've learned that the best experiences come from unplanned ones. Also, being a car enthusiast, I make it a point to rent a car in any foreign country I visit so I can drive a car with a manual transmission.
I am a vegetarian by convenience during the week as I am too impatient to cook any meat. Most of the time I simply steam broccoli in a pan, douse them in olive oil and sprinkle them with garlic seasoning and voila!
I collect stationery from each country I visit and I have a sizable collection of pens as a result.
I like to visit modern art museums in the cities I visit. Some favorites are: Pompidou Center in Paris, MoMa in New York City, Zentrum fur Kunst und Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Istanbul Modern in Istanbul and The Guggenheim in Bilbao.
I like to live frugally in general but like to spend generously for people that matter to me.
I don’t watch much TV, so I’d be the wrong person to ask about the latest episode of Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. However, Agent Carter sounds interesting.
I think that the best relationships start out as friendships, so I'm not expecting instant romance, although I'm not ruling it out either. It's always great to find new friends.
I am de-crapping my room on an ongoing basis.
So far I've used the word "I" too many times and I'm looking forward to hearing from YOU!