For fun, I like boating, wakeboarding, tubing, jet-skiing, flat-water kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking (especially the High Sierra), camping, road trips, traveling (domestic and international), snorkeling in tropical waters, plays, movies, amusement parks, miniature golf, museums, tennis, home improvement, fixing things, conversation both deep and silly, and more. If you like fishing, I'll be happy watching you catch, kill, clean, and cook them.;-)
I'm NOT into smoking, drinking (including wine), drugs, motorcycles, guns, tattoos, spectator sports, partying, supernatural beings, watching TV during the day, or playing video games.
I don't exude confidence in the way that most women find attractive, but internally I'm confident that my attitude allows me to learn, adapt, and be respectful of nature, people, and animals. My self-esteem comes from being honest, fair, and communicative; not from posturing. If I don't know about something, I won't pretend that I do. If I'm wrong about something, I want to be the first to tell you so. When you share your stories, jokes, and concerns with me, I want you to feel that I'm your best friend. You'll see that I'm friendly, but not particularly outgoing. Too many "outgoing" people are really just self-absorbed conversation dominators.
What I'm looking for:
An outdoorsy girl who has a curiosity about the world beyond smart phones, and enough intelligence to express herself with meaningful words rather than profanity. She'll feel responsible for what she says and does, and will not be allergic to the words "thank you" and "sorry." Her profile story is not sparse or blank because she expects that I won't start a conversation if I can't tell that we have enough in common. Her pictures will be clear and recent, and include at least one full-length shot, because she would want the same from me. She won't care that I don't lust after, or possess, the newest cars – even though I could. Since I don't equate drinking with fun, a non-drinking partner would be most appreciated.
As a couple, we look at the broader picture before deciding the best course of action; not just our own selfish desires. We yield to each other's wishes in a roughly even proportion when they are at odds. We understand that other people have their own viewpoints and empathize as much as possible without suffering the rantings of the ignorant. We know that there is still much to learn about life and the world we all share, so we're humble more often than self-righteous.
My height and age are accurate; and just so you know, I don't think it's fair that they say I might be less compassionate than average in my personality rating.
Planning my next trip
Articulating what I feel
Reasoning through a situation
I’m easily entertained and enjoy almost all types of movies except horror films; but if they make you happy I would watch even those with you and let you dig your fingernails into my arm; but don't be surprised if I scream like a little girl if you do that (which could add to the ambiance). My favorite movies would be adventure, science-fiction, comedies (romantic and otherwise), and most documentaries. Action movies are fine, as long as the action is not constant violence. I'm not fascinated with gore. In my opinion, frequent profanity will ruin an otherwise worthy movie. I appreciate anything with thoughtful dialogue that’s not common and predictable.
I don’t watch television during the day, but I often do at night during and after dinner. Sorry, but I have no interest in ball games. Half of what I watch are PBS history, travel, science, animal, and world news shows. The other half is network reality shows like The Amazing Race (I would love to do that!) and Dancing With The Stars (I like to watch OTHER people doing that), plus higher-quality comedies and The Big Bang Theory.
Alas, you would have a hard time getting me to dance or sing, but I do love music. I feel it in my head and heart, but it just doesn't work itself out to the rest of my body in any way that anyone would want to see. I always thought that if I were to learn dancing, it would be some form of ballroom, but don't hold your breath. My usual choice in music is rock and pop from the '60s through today. For short periods, I also like smooth jazz (not random jazz), some alternative, some country, some hip-hop, and some classical; but never rap, heavy metal, or any sort of screaming.
I try to avoid processed foods, and eat lots of raw vegetables, fish, chicken, and turkey. I avoid significant quantities of salt and processed sugar. Even so, I have difficulty saying no to chocolate.
Planning my next trip
A partner to share life with