I am looking for a relationship but I'm not in any hurry to jump into a relationship just for the sake of having one. I am looking forward to meeting some interesting people and making new friends along the way. The right relationship will grow out of that process.
I'm not a very traditional thinking person and at this point trying to start a traditional life would be a bit late anyway. I am most attracted to people who have a new, fresh perspective and who can see the ridiculous as well as the sublime in everyday life. A sense of humor (slightly dark is good) is a must as is the ability to laugh at yourself when caught in the absurd. I can't tell you how many times I've caught myself doing and saying exactly the kind of "nonsense" I used to hear my parents say. Gaaaahhhh!!
I'm sort of a geek. Let's get that out there right now. I love science fiction, comic book movies, fantasy and imagination. I've been to a couple of comicons and marveled at the costumes and how far some people are able to take their vision. I like to read, but that has fallen a bit by the wayside the last few years as my work has kept me extremely busy. I need to re-establish that routine in my life.
I like being out among people and people watching, but not necessarily in loud, crowded clubs. I'm not trying to be a part of any scene. Having a good conversation with a smaller group over dinner is more interesting than being the life of the party.
I also like comedies, good drama, documentaries and I have a soft spot for romantic movies. And, of course, there are the above-mentioned comic book movies.
I work hard and probably more than I should. I'm self-employed and that often means long hours to make sure everything gets done and deadlines are met. I'm a carpenter and remodeling contractor. I'm dirty and dusty and sweaty most of the week. I play volleyball, petanque, and, when my son is around, sometimes Xbox. When I do have some precious free time, I like to get out on my motorcycle or my bicycle. I ski and snowboard, but not as often as I'd like. Typically my free time activities are meeting friends for dinner/drinks, movies, working out or playing volleyball.
I have lived in France and Switzerland and enjoy meeting fellow travelers and people who have an expanded perspective on the world. My music tastes are all over the map. I grew up on classic rock and country music so whenever I hear a twangy guitar or a power chord I get a little shiver. Through the influence of my 13 year old son, I've even let some of the hooks of current pop get a hold of me. If I'm home on a Saturday night, you can bet the Swing Years is on the radio on KUOW. I don't really care what the genre is, music is good.
I'm looking for people with open minds and fresh ideas. The way I figure, it is up to us to make our own life whether it has been done before or not. If it works for us, that's what counts. That said, there is a part of me that still hopes for the clap of thunder and bolt of lighting that will accompany the "woman of my dreams".