I enjoy both adventure and simplicity. The extravagant pleasures of a night out quell my thirst for adventure; however, a quiet night in reading a book, sharing stories and laughing next to an open fire, or simply enjoying the company of another while strolling through a park also appeal to me. Sharing experiences and having the courage to try something new or different are characteristics that I value, and also look for in a partner.
I express a genuine care for those that I love and try my best to be there for them. I commend those who go out of their way to help another. I admit that I make mistakes and have challenges that I'm trying to overcome, but I sincerely make an effort to learn from them. I wouldn't want someone to impress me, and I wouldn't want to impress others and engage in superficial or shallow conversations.
I think that being ourselves is an integral part of a first encounter. Perfection shouldn't be a goal, and I would be lying if I said that there is such thing as a perfect person. I would rather meet someone with room for growth than someone who already has it all. I don't know everything, and I don't want to know everything. I want to learn, no doubt, but there's a beauty in the unknown that I think stirs a curiosity in us all.
I suppose some people tend to describe me as the cool nerd, and over the years, I have grown quite fond of that title. I'm typically not the initiator of conversation, but once we start sharing our interests, it's hard for me to stop. I enjoy maturity and intellect, but also find the time to be whimsical and silly. I'm a kid at heart, and I don't ever want to change that. It's a balance.
Playfulness, humbleness, openness, humor, wit, kindness, honesty, understanding, and romance all attract me. I suppose you could say that I'm definitely a more long-term relationship kind of guy. I have a lot of love to give and share to those open enough to receive it. I've been in two long-term relationships in the past, and through them I've learned what I really want - an understanding and supportive guy to come home to and deeply love, even when times get tough.
I'm future-oriented, optimistic, and greatly appreciate genuine conversations with people who have different interests and hobbies. There's always something new to learn and appreciate, especially if it's important to those I love. Life is always full of surprises, and I'm excited for what the future might hold. I like surprises actually. I've taken some time to become more self-aware about my feelings and goals, and now I feel ready for my next chapter.
Let's make a toast to potential, be grateful of our opportunities, and make the most out of everything we do.
Some of my colleagues note that I do a great job recognizing the accomplishments of others. I'm a pretty warm and fuzzy person. I think I'm also "good" at being playfully silly, getting lost, managing my finances, forgetting things when I need them, competitive video games, procrastinating, listening to others, worrying too much, and making cocktails. Note that not everything is positive; I'm not trying to impress, but simply trying to share who I am.
The End of Night: Searching for Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
American Horror Story
The Legend of Korra
Chicken Tenders (dipped in buffalo sauce)
1.) Consistent Open Communication (I cannot stress this enough)
2.) The ability to learn
3.) Beaches, parks, and nature trails
4.) Cocktails and blended drinks
5.) Caring friends and family
6.) Compounding interest (especially while being young)
Oh, and my name is Kevin. If you happen to read my profile in its entirely or scrolled long enough to catch it and greet me by my name, I'd be fairly impressed.