Introverted: I often don't say much, especially if there are a lot of people around. I am not afraid of social interaction, but I can have a hard time approaching people and trying to start up a conversation. I have very little interest in small talk. I am at my best one-on-one or in a small group setting; otherwise, I am likely to just sit there listening to what others have so say and thinking about it. Looking at it another way, I have too many filters, and I am trying to break through at least some of them. Maybe you could help?
Intelligent: I graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Chemistry. I also studied Geology and am a fan of the sciences, in general. I have a lot to share, but it can be hard to get me to put it into words.
Feminist: As a man, I guess it is controversial to associate yourself with this. But. I do not view women as objects, possessions, lesser beings to be conquered, etc. I believe females are our equals, with just as much potential as any male. Unfortunately, we live in a society that makes it very hard for a woman to be taken seriously if she has dreams and goals that are in areas generally reserved for men. I want a partner in life whom I can respect, who will share in the decisions along the way, whose opinions are valued. I do believe in chivalry, to a certain extent, and will open doors for you when convenient, etc. But I'll also open them for anyone else who happens to be in the right place at the right time. I guess it might be better to describe as common courtesy than chivalry.
A few other thoughts:
I much prefer working outdoors, as opposed to at a desk in some office.
My sense of humor tends to be on the dry and/or sarcastic side. Many people have no idea when I am joking.
Don't fear the agnostic in me. I am not militant about it, and I won't try to convert you, as long as you don't try to convert me.
I also sell gems and minerals. Right now, I do about two gem shows each year and travel to Tucson each February to stock up on inventory at the largest gem show in the country.
I'm also working to heal myself. Physically, mentally, spiritually. Trying to get better at meditation and learning about myself through dreams, etc.
I can juggle up to six things at one time (though just barely). But. I know people who can do way more.
I'm pretty good at disc golf.
I am also a good listener. Possibly too good. Sometimes I think I should say more.
I would like to be better at playing a musical instrument and/or cooking.
I tend to be on the quiet side.
Sometimes the first thing people notice about me is that I can ride a unicycle while juggling three knives.
Raymond E Feist
I don't really watch much television.
Music: I like music, live or prerecorded. My body often moves unconsciously along with the beat. I don't care too much for the country and rap genres. I grew up on classic rock, so I guess rock, in general, would be my favorite. I have been to many concerts/other live music events throughout the years.
Some bands that come to mind to whom I like to listen include but are certainly not limited to:
Live (early albums)
Stone Temple Pilots (early albums)
The Dandy Warhols
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
I like food of all kinds. My heritage includes Italian, so I can cook pasta and have pretty high standards for Italian restaurants. Thai is definitely a favorite of mine. I've had Ethiopian several times and it was very good. I am game for trying out new cuisines. One "food" I absolutely abhor is mayonnaise.
gems and minerals,
To be honest, I don't like this section. 'Never' is a pretty heavy word, and I don't like to use it lightly.
Lately, I've been thinking about how it would be neat to meet and fall in love with a massage therapist who does other energy work and would like to open a business centered around the healing arts, gems and minerals, yoga, etc.
...you want to travel the world.
...you are comfortable with meeting in person before too long. It is so easy to hide behind a screen. True compatibility is best judged face to face.
...you have something more to say than just 'hi.' At least if you want much chance at a positive response.
I suppose I might be down if you just want to make out, too. ;)