I'm hoping to find someone whose interests complement my own. Someone who is stable, dependable, focused, and possesses the type of quirky intelligence that keeps things interesting. I'm seeking someone who is comfortable with having a daily routine but flexible enough to embrace trying new activities so life does not sink into a fully planned out rut. I'm looking forward to spending the time necessary to get to really know a person and learn whether we have the potential for something long-term. Politically, I'm fairly liberal so I'm likely not to mesh well with someone in the tea party. I enjoy outdoor activities but am not an extreme sports person who looks forward to running marathons or taking hundred mile bike rides every weekend.
Movies/TV: My Netflix and Amazon lists tend to be all over the place. Depending on mood, I can go for any brow from low to high. I like documentaries, foreign films and a variety of comedies and dramas including Big Bang Theory, Falling Skies, Treme, Goodbye Lenin, Doctor Who, The Lives of Others, V, Austin Powers, Law & Order, O Brother Where Art Thou, Dr. Strangelove, King Corn, Shower, and Criminal Minds.
Music: This may be a heresy in Austin, but I'm not a huge music fan although since moving here, I did fulfill a childhood dream of seeing Willie Nelson. I must confess a great fondness for 80's pop music (radio tends to be set to BOB FM) and older country singers such as Johnny Cash. I also have a weakness for bagpipe music.
Food: I've been a long-time vegetarian and have become mostly vegan since the discovery of a milk allergy. I really enjoy getting together with friends and cooking food to share. I enjoy going out to Austin's vegetarian/vegan restaurants or to get Indian or Asian food. My future partner does not need to be vegetarian or vegan as long as they are okay with my eating that way.
Community garden plot and plants
Time with family and friends
Opportunities for new experiences
I was going to include my morning coffee and newspaper on the list until I realized they definitely fell under basic needs.