So... how to describe myself and what I'm looking for... Hmm. Let me just ask a few questions (yeah, I know - as if there aren't enough quizzes on here already) - but your answers to these will let you know if we'd get along.
- Do you, like me, not really have any interest in going to a loud dance club and shouting at everyone while there?
- Can you accept the fact that I'm likely not going to tower over you in your heels? I don't care what shoes you wear. I'm just pretty sure I'm not going to get any taller.
- When the weather is nice, would you rather go biking, hiking, or just wander the city rather than sit and watch TV all day (In my mind that's reserved for crappy weather)?
- Do you like to go see a good movie with someone and then talk about it and analyze it with the person you saw it with?
- Do you like a good political argument or discussion or are you like my mom and just keep saying "one should never talk about religion or politics"?
- Do you stop paying attention after five questions? ;-)
I'm not looking to make a long treatise here. This is supposed to just be an introduction. Let me just say that you if you answered yes to all my questions (even the sixth) we have a good chance of at least having an interesting first date / meeting / introduction or the like.
I'm not perfect, I have my flaws - but I like to think that they're all minor. I have more friends than I have enemies... and that must mean that I'm doing something right.
I'm simply looking for someone to share some of my free time with and to enjoy all that this great city has to offer. If it leads to a long-term relationship - great. If not, at least I may have made a new friend.
Finally, I've been doing this online dating thing for a long time. I'm open to whatever method you might like to get to know someone new - whether that's a lot of e-mailing back-and-forth or just meeting for coffee somewhere right away. I'm flexible.
The short translation is that I'm a guy who works with computers - I can program, build and fix them. I support a bunch of researchers with all their various computer needs.
In an earlier part of my life, I was a high school history teacher. That turned out to be something of a wrong turn. While I still enjoy history and will get sucked into various historical movies and TV shows still (The Tudors on Showtime for example). I learned that teaching high school history wasn't all that much fun and just wasn't for me. The current "teach to the test" mentality that rules our education system took all the joy out of it.
I think I may have found my "last" job. I'm going to stay here a while.
Movies: Star Wars trilogy (the original... the new ones are painful to watch), Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jerry McGuire, Gladiator, Indiana Jones series, Star Trek series (including the new one), Rudy, For Love of the Game, new Batman movies, Spiderman series, and let's make Avatar be the most recent addition.
Music: Rush, Pink Floyd, Van Halen (the Sammy Hagar variety), Genesis, etc.
Foods: Steak, all forms of chicken, all forms of pasta, Mexican. I'll try Asian and Indian but I'm still figuring out what I like there.
TV Shows: West Wing, House, Battlestar Galactica, CSI (all of them), Californication, SportsNight, Sopranos, Dexter, Firefly, The Tudors, Rome, Spartacus, Game of Thrones, etc.
Computer Games (so hey I'm adding my own category. deal...): World of WarCraft, EVE Online, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Call of Duty 4, Half Life I & II, Team Fortress, Dragon Age, etc.
Actually, I could do without annoying (pick six things) type questions :) Or, for that matter, being asked to list things.
Here's something to ponder... How come no one never sees any baby pigeons? Do they just "appear" fully grown one day?
That's kind of how my mind works... for better or worse.
Actually, let me use this spot to point out some other activities I might be doing (just not on a Friday night). I often go hiking with a group of friends and I also have a road bicycle that I try to get out on as often as I can.
You want a man who is not a player and is not looking to play any games or deceive anyone.
You want a man who enjoys intimacy and believes that sex should be fun and playful rather than some form of power play or other unnecessarily complex thing (not a dom/sub fan or the like - some things are meant to be simple).
You want to chat some. I'm Excelsior_WV on Yahoo and ExcelsiorWV on AIM. Being a bit of a geek, I'm online a lot - so I'm not hard to find.
Also, as I mentioned earlier, I'm finding that the older I get the more I'd like to just meet early on for coffee / lunch / dinner. etc. Let's not waste time with long e-mail exchanges only to find out there's no chemistry.