So, why read on?! Well, I am a creative, energetic, enthusiastic, sexy, passionate, fun, and flexible person. I prefer Apple to Windows, liberal to conservative, laughter over drama, spicy to sweets, mid-century modern to traditional, and playing rather than watching sports. I can change a tire and rewire a lamp. I have two fantastic kids, am an avid runner (training for marathon #14), love the work that I do, coach my son's basketball team (going on year 3), and I appreciate a sense of community. I am interested in learning new things. If you know the game Spit, I'm a pretty good competitor. I am independent and self-sufficient, but when it clicks, I'm looking for a partner who wants to be exclusive. I'd like to find someone who communicates openly and enjoys connecting, likes affection and intimacy, and makes me feel alive in new ways (where he feels the same).
I have a strong interest in music and how art connects with the soul and community. I like 80s music (DM, Cure, New Order) and jazz, but my taste is quite broad. I'm trying to self-teach guitar, but I really need some instruction.
I'm looking for an intelligent, kind, sensuous, athletic (fit and in shape), independent, and socially conscious man with integrity... someone who can look forward and isn't held back. I appreciate a man who has manners, lets the lady walk in front, holds doors open, and is otherwise polite. A little intention and charm says something about your care, character, and who you are. I think I fit best with people who are open, self-aware, liberal, peaceful, and are good communicators -- and maybe less with people who are reserved, self-serving, introverted, or judgmental.
I prefer taking time to get to know the people I bring into my life.
If you care about others and making this world a better place, then I definitely want to hear more about your interests.
If you live in the Bethesda/Potomac/Rockville/Kensington area, that's a plus... easier to find time together. :) And if you are a runner and like running with others - yay!
Books: No Exit, Into Thin Air, Healing Invisible Wounds, Achilles in Vietnam (the latter two have much to do with my work)
Music: The XX, Sinatra, Cold Play, Jason Mraz, the Script... most jazz, 80's, disco... pretty much anything except country and some rap.
Food: Italian, Thai, Sushi... open to most cuisines, but I tend to stay away from red meats and greasy food.
Family and great friends
Water (my favorite beverage)
A challenge or something to learn
Belief in something bigger than this life