• This is not online dating, it's online introductions. Regardless of how good the conversation is, it's just a resumeé for the first meet and greet.
• Pictures really do make all the difference. Regardless if I write a book, or speak monosyllabicly, it comes down to whether or not you get a good vibe from my pictures.
• Rejection is a positive thing. You can learn a lot about yourself when you understand that not everyone is going to float your boat, and you're not going to float theirs.
• Maturity is a learned skill that not everyone possessed. There is a natural pace to a conversation, and understanding this says a lot about your take on life.
• Also, women can be just as creepy and pervy as men. Sure males have more of a track record in this department, but wow... Some women can be graphic!!
Now for the mandatory sales pitch...
I would describe myself as honest, intelligent, funny, loyal, and caring. I have travelled all over the world and have learned much from my travels:
1. Treat everyone with respect, you never know when you will need their help.
2. Smile, even if you are miserable, it really could be worse.
3. Help others, our humanity is defined by our actions.
4. Be honest, if you don't like something, say so. Too many relationships in life are corrupted by not speaking out minds.
5. Always, always, always pack extra underwear.
I work full time as an engineer but still go to school (working on my 4th degree). Part of this is due to lack of direction when I was younger, but it is mostly a manifestation of trying to learn something new everyday.
Without trying to sound to mushy, I love my kids and they come first, it's the best part of me. I love my family and my friends, and do my best to be a good person regardless if it benefits me. I want to contribute, not consume.
As for my personality, wit and humor dominant. Although it may not be conveyed well with this disertation, my preferred approach to any situation is a smile. Nobody has ever laid on their death bed saying, I wish I would have laughed less.
Finding stuff that needs to be fixed
Being a dad
Playing devils advocate
Lightening the mood
But if it were based on amount, then I fall under the term "NPR junkie".
Movies are based on mood as well. There are times for a cheesy b-movie, documentary, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, or even the occasional love story.
TV is often HBO, documentaries, or watching other people fix stuff (cars, houses, or anything on the discovery science channel).
When I'm busy, food is often just a necessity. But if there is someone to enjoy the experience with, I'm game for anything. Exemplified by living off of camel meat for two weeks in northern Africa.