Do people really ask their friends to describe them or is that a way to humblebrag without really admitting it? I'm 50/50 on it, but all I know is that the above is a true testimonial from my friends.
In reality, I’m a pretty low-maintenance guy, I like a broad range of activities but I’m just as happy relaxing and spending casual time with the right woman. A great date could be anything from wine tasting in Napa, dining in Calistoga, a day or night in Carmel, or just hanging out at a local restaurant and enjoying lunch or dinner. It’s really all about the person you’re with - all of those can be great fun with the right woman but uh, not so fun with a mismatch. I’d love to meet a woman who can dial it up or down depending on the situation, maintaining a positive attitude towards everything. A positive, fun attitude is the key to life, in my opinion. Life is too short for complaining.
I’ve lived in California for over 16 years now (grew up near Pittsburgh, PA), and one of the favorite aspects of my life is my circle of friends. I’ve known most of them for many years, there are no hidden agendas and they are happy doing anything from hanging out to taking a limo to the wine country.
When I have free time, I enjoy going to Sharks games, concerts, walking or hiking, comedy clubs, and eating out. I like to cook but it’s much more interesting cooking for two rather than one. I listen to fairly heavy music but I appreciate almost all music except for a few genres. Bluegrass would be one of those that I don't appreciate. Wow, that's bad music. The last few concerts I've been to were Chris Cornell (acoustic solo), Scale the Summit, and Meshuggah. The most recent comedy show was Anthony Jeselnik at the Palace of Fine Arts, and prior to that it was Louis CK (a comedy genius for the ages).
I don’t have any preconceived notions or expectations in a relationship. Every part of the dating process is exciting, from finding out something new virtually every day, to then becoming more and more comfortable together over time. I’m looking forward to meeting the right woman and having a great time together.
Books - Hard to narrow it down, I like mostly non-fiction but I'm not militaristic about it. I read books about wine, politics, sociology, etc. The most recent book I really enjoyed was "The Dude and the Zen Master". I also just finished Gone Girl.
Shows - Breaking Bad, The Wire, Sopranos, Masters of Sex, Justified, Sons of Anarchy. I'll tape a Sharks game if I can't watch in real time, I'll also tape college wrestling (I used to wrestle) or boxing.
Movies - The Big Lebowski, most Tarantino movies, quite a few Kubrick movies.
Food - Sushi, Italian, Steak, Thai, etc. There is usually something on any menu that will do.
Wine - Red wine is preferable but I'll also have a white if it's not a malolactic bomb. Napa reds along the Silverado Trail are favorites, along with Howell Mountain and Spring Mountain.
Wine, and the associated experiences and relationships