The other thing that can send some people running is the one of the areas of focus is alternative sexuality and alternative relationships. I'm sex-positive and work with people to be comfortable with the sexual preferences and desires. I'm not a therapist that tries to "cure" people around these issues.
Beyond that I'm just me. I have lots of interests, value good friends and would love to have a partner in my life.
I love smart people that enjoy learning and growing. People that are curious about new things, even if it isn't a specific interest of yours. I enjoy people that are adventurous.
I'm a huge fan of TedTalks. Some of my favorites are:
Brene Brown on Vulnerability and Shame
Simon Simonek on How Great Leaders Inspire
Poet Rives on 4am
I'm not all serious cat. I like to laugh and have fun. I can be silly. I am very affectionate and love doing the simple things together as much as the more exciting activities. I have a lot of sides to me...and I think that is a good thing.
TV shows - I like well written, smart ones. I've just rewartched Friday Night Lights - an amazingly crafted show with smart, realistic, well developed characters. I love West Wing, Sherlock, Jekyll, Orange is the New Black. Dexter, Hinterland, Californication. Breaking Bad and Weeds, too.
Ted Talks!!! I absolutely love TedTalks and can watch them for hours. Some of my favorites are -
Brene Brown - Vulnerability http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
Brene Brown - Shame http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html
Simon Simonek - How Great Leaders Inspire - http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
Poet Rives - 4am http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/rives_on_4_a_m.html
I love all kinds of foods - Mexican, Thai, Indian, pizza, brats and burgers. I love seafood! So many good restaurants. Graze, Nostrano, Los Gemelos, Crema Cafe, Merchant, Brasserie V. I know I'm missing tons.