I'm particular in my tastes, but I'm _open minded_. I'm not looking for perfection nor a perfect match.
I believe all relationships take work and I'm absolutely willing to make the necessary changes to accommodate anything that will help me grow and become a better person and partner.
I'm looking for something real, meaningful, and extraordinary.
I take pride in not being ordinary or 1 dimensional, but I also don't think I'm better than anyone else. We all have our strengths.
I'm probably guilty of being confident, but arrogant? No, I hope not. I don't ever want to be "that guy" -- he's a jerk.
I've been called "handsome" before, but it was dark they were probably drunk. I've also been told I'm charming, charismatic, and funny -- but I think I was being serious at the time. O_o
Friends say I'm difficult to describe -- be it from my profession, hobbies, or photos -- I'm not defined by what I do and I don't fit in a box. And I greatly prefer it that way.
INTEGRITY. It's very important to me. I could write a book on this, but I'm sure someone else already has, so I'll spare you.
While I think "core values compatibility" (sorry -- that sounds super nerdy) is important, I'm _not_ looking for a "match".
I think the best relationships are those in which couples fit together like pieces of a puzzle -- where they compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses and help each other grow and learn. I want that.
Health and fitness is an important part of my life. I figure it's probably important in my "match's" life also. I think fit women are sexy and I'd LOVE a workout/play partner to sweat with -- be it in the gym or out. If you had a super suit, you'd probably look good in it.
I love wit, intelligence, and people who are a positive force in the world. Curiosity, an adventurous mental attitude, and self-awareness is huge.
I think anything can be fun depending on how you do it and who you do it with. I'm all about learning trying new things and living life to the fullest -- so if there's something you like to do or simply want to try, I'll try it.
Underwater cake baking tango classes? What the hell, let's do it.
I hope to find a woman without children. Not because I don't love kids -- I do -- and I always somehow turn into the "kid magnet" at get togethers. I look forward to having children -- but that's the thing, I'd like to meet someone and go through that experience of being a first-time parent _with_ them. But again, I'm open-minded.
However it turns out, one of my primary goals in life is to be an amazing partner and an excellent dad (we're talking the "#1" variety). And I want the damn t-shirt to prove it.
But all in good time.
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi. And wearing suits make me feel like James Bond.
I think saying "Hey baby!" to babies is funny. And I sometimes make polite conversation with the check-out robot in the self-serve lane at the supermarket. "Did you scan your rewards card?" - Yup! "Please remember your receipt." - Whoa, almost forgot it! Thank you, robot lady!
If I think I can make someone laugh or smile, I often go out of my way to do so. Except right now, because I'm being like super duper serious. You can tell how serious I am by my use of "super duper".
When I pull out a "super duper", you know serious shit is going down. I don't always swear, but when I do, there's usually a "super duper" involved.
Actually, that's not true, but it is funny. Maybe I'll add it to my list of charming eccentricities.
Ok, hold on. Where was I? ... Getting ready to close this thing out, I think.
I should point out that due to how I work, I'm geographically flexible and willing to relocate under the right circumstances. (Twue wuv bwings people togeder).
There's more to me than this, but this is just a taste anyway. And if you made it this far down, thank you.
I will leave you with this:
Whether it's online dating or in real life, the right person will come along when the time is right! So if you're almost fed up with looking -- or you've had a series of awful dates -- don't lose hope! Random GOOD things happen to people ALL the time!
EVERYTHING we experience in life helps prepare us for the next thing and contrast is good! So a "bad date" definitely gives you something to appreciate when a truly can't-stop-smiling-about-it one comes along.
Sadly, this box still says almost nothing about me, but I'm optimistic that it will resonate with the person it was intended for - if that's you, come say hello.