I love spending time in the kitchen trying something new, but it's even better when I have someone to play with.
I'm health conscious but not dogmatic about it. A well rounded diet and great workouts a few times a week keep me healthy and sane.
I am an excellent communicator - you'll always know where I am and what I think. You can trust what I say to be what I mean. I have a high appreciation for the difference between sex and sensuality, and believe that to really enjoy either there has to be a strong connection. And I tend to be very affectionate - If you enjoy holding hands while walking down the street, grabbing a quick kiss at the corner while we wait for the light, and often have the urge to sit in my lap, even in public, we'll get along very well.
I love to be around water, both wet and frozen. Fishing, boating of any kind, and mountain streams are my favorite, and in the winter I love to ride fresh powder. I'm already planning trips with friends for Tahoe and Bear Valley this year, can't wait to breathe in that mountain air.
I've traveled some (I've covered most of the US, El Salvador several times, England, Italy and France) and want to see even more. I'm looking forward to next summer when I plan to travel in Europe again, and possibly Australia and New Zealand.
I'd like to find a woman who knows who she is and what she wants, and also wants to keep growing. Someone intelligent and deeply interested in the many facets that make up our lives, who can also appreciate a man who will open doors for her and walks on the street side of the sidewalk, while at the same time valuing her accomplishments and goals.
If you'd like to be with a man that gives tons of high quality attention, brings out the best in you, and always sees you as the beautiful and feminine woman you are, then we'll likely get along very well.
Learning: can't get enough to satisfy my huge curiosity... always reading and finding new questions to ask. Here's a few of the recent ones: What is the basis of human motivation? Are flying cars a realistic possibility? Can we really use bio-fuels to replace petroleum sustainably?
I'm also planning traveling extensively and probably living in various places across the US and Europe over the next several years before I settle down again, so I'm currently looking for a woman who knows we'll be dating short term or who thinks that kind of lifestyle sounds like as much fun as I do.
Being affectionate, opening doors, paying attention to the little things, noticing and complimenting you on your choice of outfit.
Movies: I'm a big fan of the comic book movies that have become popular over the last few years. I love seeing some of my favorite childhood characters come to life on the big screen. And I'll even sit through a RomCom on occasion, in the right company, of course.
10 points if you can name this movie: "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork... How've you been?"
Musically I lean toward electronica, Skrillex, Kascade, and Avicii are a few favorites. Not a fan of rap or hip-hop, but I can handle country and classic rock in small doses.
Lately I've been liking my own cooking over restaurants, so I find myself expanding my repertoire more and more. Haven't mastered Thai or sushi yet though...
~Close proximity to airports, oceans and mountains
Edit: I finally kicked the habit, but the withdrawal symptoms were unbelievable.
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