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My self-summary
Okay, just an update...Currently seeing I'm obviously not dating right now...

I'm looking for the "nice guy"... A huge complaint from the "nice guy" society is that, despite all of their efforts, they can never have the time of day with a girl. Well, nice guy, here is your answer! Here's a girl who has actually learned her lessons in love and realizes that the "nice guy" is the real prize (and not the pretentious douchebag with the faux-hawk and white-rimmed sunglasses). I prefer someone who still has at least a little chivalry intact and holds doors, has cell phone manners, actually shows they care about their interaction with me, etc.

That being said, I should mention that I also want someone who still has a backbone and is capable of standing up for themselves. They need to have principles and opinions--agreeing with me 100% of the time just means you're not being honest. I'd like someone with an average amount of confidence--not too much, not too little.

I want someone who can generally be considered clean-cut and responsible. Also...I know this is weird, but I hope you have or like cats. NOT a requirement, but somehow I always end up with a guy who owns cats. There's something...about cat men...

I'm a sucker for witty humor and sarcasm (well...when they're not directed at me!). I have to admit I'm a little on the reserved side at first, and for all intents and purposes, I can be considered a nerd. I like Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, Star get the idea. That doesn't mean I'm a total homebody, though. I like to hike, bowl, camp, golf, shoot, and a few other things. I wouldn't say my "nerdiness" is particularly intense, in other words.

I' condense the rest. lol

1) Looking for a long-term relationship with the potential to become something a little more special down the road. It takes me a little longer to warm up, but I consider myself an affectionate, loving girlfriend. I like to think of my boyfriend as my best friend...that can give me a few things that a girl-friend can't, of course. ;)
2) I don't do any illicit drugs, I don't smoke, and I rarely drink (around a gallon or two per year).
3) I have a working car and a job. I'm willing to travel greater distances for the right guy.
4) I have never been married, and I don't have kids.
5) I have friends, but you won't run be down by a wolf pack of my female comrades.
6)I have a number of goals in life. I would like to someday further my education, obtain a house of my own, etc. Essentially, I believe in continuously bettering oneself (or at least one's situation) .

--I'd prefer if you were about the same in my numbered points. (Semantics aside, obviously.)
--I'd like to date guys between 23-28 years old, considering that I am almost 24. I like them to be a little older, rather than younger.
--Someone who is at least somewhat articulate and intelligent is preferable. I'm not exactly a Newton and not expecting one, but you gotta give me something.
--It's preferable if you have some good and close friends, but I'm annoyed by "bromances". If you're the sort that believes that women come and go and your friends will always be there, that's probably exactly what will happen. I myself believe that mates deserve to be special and that their bond should be the deepest that they have in this world.
--I'm not picky about looks or race, although I tend to prefer white guys (I'm Hispanic). Some folks who have contacted me seem to think being white is a requirement--it's not.
--HUGE bonus points if you're actually capable of writing correctly. You know...with grammar and punctuation? Writing like, "hey guR1 whut it do i thINK u 2 cuTe" is the equivalent of arriving at your place of work with unkempt facial hair and in pajamas.
--ABSOLUTELY NO ONE-NIGHT STAND, NSA TYPE OF STUFF!!! Long-term relationship potential only. Also...what's up with the people from Texas and Colorado? No, I don't want to have a long-distance relationship.
--I'll only respond if you have a pic or are willing to give one.

(P.S.--I realize this isn't exactly a self-summary, but it was just what I had written down on another site. Copy and paste FTW.)
What I’m doing with my life
--Helping a dentist extract people's teeth.
--Saving up for more education/ looking into furthering my education.
--Saving up for a down payment on a house and appliances. (And, because of this, meticulously tracking my income/expenses/work hours. lol)
--Getting out and having fun every once in a while.
--Trying to be more healthy (successful so far!) :D
I’m really good at
Shooting, writing, reading, drawing, and video games.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, hair, and occasionally my eyes and lips. I've gotten compliments on other things before, such as my hips, but those are a little more unusual. Oh...and my ass, apparently.

Everyone also gets the impression that I'm soft-spoken, which may not necessarily be false.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: My favorite book was Lord of the Rings. I'm typically more of a non-fiction person, however. I was reading Angels of Death, but I never got to finish. My next book will probably be Dark Nature. I also enjoy plenty of science and nature magazines, such as National Geographic. Within the last couple of years, I started to enjoy reading about politics (think Times).

MOVIES: Favorite movies...let's see...There Will Be Blood, Red, Scary Movie (only seen 3 &4), Borat, Defiance, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Hot Chick, The Departed, all of the Jason Bourne movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz (I could seriously watch this one over and over), Terminator 2, No Country for Old Men, Big Trouble in Little China, The Fighter, Black Swan, and Avatar.

SHOWS: I love to watch documentaries about nature/animals/science and sometimes shows like Frontline. I also love funny stuff, such as Steven Colbert, The Daily Show, a little bit of Family Guy or South Park, watching professional stand-up, etc.

MUSIC: I don't know what's the big deal about people having to agree on music tastes...Just put some headphones on. lol I personally like alternative rock. I'm a fan of Tool, APC, Seether, Chevelle, Rise Against, and other similar bands.

FOOD: I'm not picky with food, but I love pasta, steak, cheese, steamed vegetables, lemons (a vice of mine, really), and all sorts of fruit. Some of my favorite restaurants include Claim Jumper, Sizzler's, Olive Garden, Carrabba's, and Applebee's. Heck, those are all basically the same.
The six things I could never do without
Okay, after some thought:
1. I felt like being a smart-ass, so...I'll definitely need some oxygen, food, water, adequate temperatures, sunlight... those sorts of things. Just like a houseplant. Feed me, Seymour!

2. My family. I love them dearly, and I consider them my best friends. I highly doubt I could move away from them.

3. Human companionship and love. I read this on the internet, and it struck me: "According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with 4 arms, 4 legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves."

4.Whatever compassion/empathy/sympathy that actually DOES exist in this world (we could use a little more).

5. Nature and being outside. I've always loved the quote from Aldo Leopold:
"Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?" My favorite places to connect with nature are in the Flagstaff/Sedona/Payson/Prescott areas.

6. My dreams and goals/ having a purpose/ having achievements/being good at something/ hope for my future. They all fall in around the same category.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future, hopes, dreams, and goals. I want to be able to find a job that makes me happy AND makes me feel successful and fulfilled.

I also keep thinking about how awesome it would be to have a house of my own!!!

Seeing as how I'm on a dating site, I also think quite a bit about finding someone to share a life with, and I hope that I will one day be able to successfully be a part of a happy relationship for the long run. That doesn't mean I'm clingy, I should say...because I know how saying this might creep people out.

Occasionally, weird crap will pop into my head. Like...
--Why are percentages based off of the number 100? If you think about it, it's arbitrary.
--How did they come up with "fake flavors"? Why does a cherry candy have to taste a certain way if it indeed...does not really taste like a cherry?
--I also get reminded of a lot of scenes from either The Simpsons or Family Guy..."The electric yellow got me by the brain banana!"
On a typical Friday night I am
Possibly hanging with a friend, but more likely to be hanging out with my family, since I am close to them. We might be at the drive-in, the movie theater, eating out at a restaurant, at the park, or just staying in playing video games and watching our favorite movies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The CSM instructor of my high school ROTC battalion once gave me the nickname "poet warrior".

Also...I once captured my cat with my toes. Long story...
You should message me if
--You fit my summary description of "YOU". Go read my self-summary! :) Or at least sort of fit the description...then I'll see what I'm willing to overlook. lol No, really...go ahead.

--Also message me if you've answered 800+ questions so I can have fun comparing our answers. These questions are addicting! :D

Not really looking for anything else, like short-term dating, activity partners, etc.

Also...don't freak out if I don't respond to you right away! I'm getting that a lot. :p If I think I couldn't even begin to get a long with you, I'll block you right away. If I'd like to reply to you someday...maybe even in a week or two...whenever I get some freakin' time...then I won't block you. lol

And...I limited the IM option just 'cause....let's face chat was soooo high school.