You’re smart, and you weren't born yesterday. And you’re not about to fall to the preposterous claims made by most candidate dating material in real life or on this site. If that’s the case, we have something in common. So here’s a refreshing and supposedly extinct perspective – it’s called honesty:
I pay my bills. I wear a suit with matching socks. I’m a strong man, with a well-paid career and strong values. I’m literate and fascinated by science. Despite my higher than usual skepticism, I’ve been fooled and played by a skilled psychopath in my last relationship. I won’t let that happen again.
If we’re on the same wavelength, read on…
When the weekend shows up, you’ll find me hiking & camping around NZ with a fairly large backpack, running & trying to beat my 5km time, sharpening my skydiving skills at Masterton, skiing at Ruapehu or checking out a live gig with friends. It’s not a proper weekend if your heart isn’t beating a little faster, right?
I’m super close with my sister and parents, so we grab dinner and drinks together a few times a month.
Finding an excuse to get a new power tool.
Someone else, after I've told them I've done 400+ skydives, told me that I'm a "crazy motherfucker".
What does that mean?
When it comes to music, I'm usually listening to 80’s and 90’s grunge & rock. That said, my music taste never prevented me from learning how to dance salsa :P :)
Usually I listen to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Weezer, Alanis, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, Iron Maiden, JK, Bjork, The Killers, Stereophonics, Jet, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, BOY, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Kaiser Chiefs, Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down, Citizens!, Travis, Puddle of Mudd, Garbage, Silverchair, Bush, Audioslave, The Fray, Guns N' Roses, Incubus, Keane, The Kooks, Maroon 5, Fun. One Republic, Radiohead, Queen, Rise Against, Supergrass, The xx, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 3 Doors Down, The All American Rejects, Beach Boys, Ben Harper, Cake, Flight of the Conchords, TV on the Radio...
I'm always reading non-fiction & articles. Recently I've started listening to audio-books during my daily commute; great way to digest a book or two every week.
Some authors include Carl Sagan, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Hermann Hesse, Alan Watts, Tim Ferris, Michio Kaku, heaps more
The method for understanding how stars died so you could live.
The gratitude of seeing a smile on my parents faces every time I see them.
Experimenting and doing things I've never imagined doing when I was a child.
Listening to what my friends have been doing, how they feel and seeing them smile.
If there's someone else that thinks like I do about relationships, teamwork and honesty
The answer to questions about life, the universe and everything…
If I could draw a pattern; after dodging office drinks, I usually go out to catch up with close friends at our secret spot on Courtenay Place.
If Saturday plans involve getting up early for skydiving, scuba or sailing, I'd head home and get my rig prepared.
She's something like Ellie Arroway from Carl Sagan's romance, Contact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcqaHxI5-P8
But don't feel intimidated :) The same way I know I most likely won't tick all your "must have" boxes, I don't expect you to. Embracing differences and shortcomings is the first step for a healthy relationship.
If you have a gut feeling there's something intriguing about me, send me a message and let’s talk. Always follow your gut, it knows you.