I'm energetic, cheerful, odd, and loving my 30's. I'm a big fan of people and the world in general. I like to think about what people say to me, and I ask a lot of questions, which some people find disconcerting. I'm highly uncomfortable in bars and drink only sparingly, but I love good tawny port, good wine, and good food. I don't eat meat. I love cherries and the ocean. I believe in interconnectedness, and though I realize that it would be much cooler to be edgy and cynical, I'm not. In fact, I've never been cool. At all.
I'm looking for a partner to share life's daily joys and occasional struggles with. Kindness, compassion, trust, honesty, and the ability to compromise and collaborate are essential to me. I am a very happy person and need a partner who is full of happiness too. I want a man who knows himself well and can talk openly about his feelings; a man with a heart full of love and a mind full of curiosity. I am very confident, affectionate, and passionate, and am not a good fit for someone who is insecure about his life, personality, or sexuality, and I'm not interested in anyone who smokes, drinks heavily, or uses drugs. I am looking for someone who is his own man, but who isn't afraid to share his heart, mind, and body with me.
I hope we can take some time to get acquainted and discover whether we can be friends or something more.
What I'm doing with my career is this:
While working full-time at an education nonprofit and traveling around the state teaching people about working with kids, I'm also completing a Master's Degree in mental health in preparation to become a licensed therapist.
Favorite movies include Stranger than Fiction, the Piano, American History X, and A Fish Called Wanda, among many others. I love watching movies!
Favorite shows include The Office, Doctor Who, West Wing, Better off Ted, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls -- anything with good writing and interesting characters and I'm in!
Favorite food is probably raspberries, closely followed by really good chocolate or really good cheese; however, I'm pretty easy to please on the food front, as long as it's vegetarian. (Being around and even cooking with meat doesn't bother me--I just don't eat it myself.)
Favorite music ranges from Korn to Corelli. I enjoy a staggeringly broad range of musical selections, some of which are embarrassingly popular or kitschy (i.e. Evanescence, Paula Abdul) and some of which are obscure. I'm woefully under-exposed to jazz and reggae, but open to exploring them. I like at least some music from just about every other genre.
I'll tell you the sixth one on our first date.