I'm hardworking, and like to stay active, and enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors; skiing (downhill and backcountry), mountain biking, camping, kiteboarding, surfing, etc. I'd much rather be doing than watching. As much as I love the outdoors, I'm not a hardcore adrenaline junkie. I also enjoy quieter activites closer to home. I'd like to aspire to be a renaissance man but I think I'm more of a Jack-of-all-trades master of some. I'm usually up for pretty much anything...who I'm doing something with is more important than what I'm doing. Good food, good conversation, and good beer are a holy trinity.
I'm a thoughtful and caring person, and maybe I'm a little old fashioned, but I still believe in a bit of chivalry. I like to open doors and do little things to make the woman I'm with feel special.
I'm well (over?) educated, and I value education. Not that a degree is important in and of itself, but hopefully you know the proper use of their, they're, and there. I mean, it's the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit. That being said, for all my education I absolutely suck at proofreading my own writing, so hopefully I haven't made some glaring grammatical error here that makes me look and sound like an arrogant pinhead!
I guess my ideal match is someone who I feel at ease talking with first time we meet. Someone who also likes to be active and likes the outdoors. Someone who has an interest in the world around them. Intelligence, confidence, and being down-to-earth are all incredibly sexy, and a sense of humor is a must....bonus points if it's a sarcastic one! Having common interests and tastes is great, but I can also appreciate independent interests and activities.
Movies: I generally lean towards indie or foreign movies, but sometimes there's some good flicks that come out of Hollywood. One of the funniest that I've seen lately was "This Is The End", and I also thoroughly enjoyed "Muppets Most Wanted".
Music: My musical tastes are varied, but I like a lot of older stuff: Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, classic Motown, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Count Basie. I've been on a bit of a funk/soul/R&B kick lately...both old skool and some newer stuff. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are amazing.
Food: I like lots of stuff and will eat mostly anything...I could live on burritos, but also like Thai, Indian, Hungarian, Italian, oh yeah...and BBQ! Call me uncouth or uncultured, but I don't like mushrooms or olives.
Living near the mountains
Living near the ocean
friends and family
(OK that's 7, but I couldn't choose between beer and ibuprofen)