I am not interested if you do not live in the USA. Sorry.
I'm not into frequent partying, frequent drinking, or drugs. I don't like going to bars or clubs. I'd prefer to get a group of friends together for a cookout and a movie.
I live on my own with no kids, no room mate, no girlfriend, no drama.
When it comes to pets, I prefer cats over dogs. Strongest preference is no pets at all, but if you have either I am fine with that as long as they are well-behaved around guests.
I'm not too crazy about bad pet-owners, or people who have an obsession with animals. I like animals, I believe they deserve our love and care, but I also believe there's a point where the line has to be drawn.
I don't really like to say that I'm "really good at" it, tho. The things I know how to cook, I can do pretty well. But I'm not all that good at knowing how to substitute this for that, etc.
I also have an artistic side. Sometimes I draw or paint. I haven't tapped into that side of life as much as I used to, but every now and then I'll do it.
I like lots of food, not very picky at all.
So here's what you can expect from me if we start talking:
**I will be respectful to you. If it turns out that I do not find you to be respectable, I will wish you the best and be on my way.
**I will be your friend. Some have told me I am TOO nice. I disagree. I believe the world needs more nice people. Don't assume my friendliness comes as a result of ulterior motives. It doesn't, it's just who I am and I'm not changing who I am just because people think I'm "too nice."
**If you decide you are not interested in being my friend or anything more, and just want to stop talking altogether, simply say so and I will wish you the best and politely bow out. I will not hound you to change your mind, I will not stalk you/chase you down, I will not call you names.
In exchange for the above, it would be nice to get some honest communication in return.
Also, be able to keep the conversation going. I have no problem enjoying a conversation with someone but don't expect me to carry the full weight of it. What I mean by that is don't let the conversation be just me getting to know you. Get to know me, also.