I'm funny (though you wouldn't know it from this intro) and smart, and maybe more serious than most -- some say "intense", but I prefer to think of it as "dedicated". If it matters, I'm an ivy-educated professional, and I'm told I have nice hands. (And on that subject, I can't change what's on top, but the beard's negotiable. We hit it off and you don't like it? It's gone overnight.)
I'm attracted to an independent woman who does great on her own but really thrives with a partner -- a complex, thoughtful, committed person who sees her relationship not as a refuge from the world but as a safe harbor from which to go out into it. Someone who needs a little support for her big ideas and finds it most in me.
Chagrined as I am that this is how it's done these days, if I can fall in love with someone who loves me back, it will enrich everyone we know. That's worthwhile, don't you think?
Also, why a guy who's so clearly a combination of Brad Pitt (age), Jon Stewart (height), William Shakespeare (looks), and the Dalai Lama (possessions) is still on OKCupid.
Also, I've developed a few pet peeves from reading all these profiles. Like I tend to roll my eyes now at photos from Burning Man. (Uninhibited expression and revelation through community are great. I guess I just find it funny how often it seems to involve a feather boa and a fur bikini.) And why do so many women find the shift key so ... what exactly? Bourgeois? Impersonal? Hegemonic? (Or is it just too much effort? Really, set me straight.) Does this make me a jerk? It's silly and judgmental, I know, and I hope I have it under control. But come on, don't you find some of these profile tropes just a little smirk-worthy? At least I'm laughing at the men too. And at myself. After all, here I am chuckling at wine snobs, while I'm all "hegemonic" and "tropes." And "chagrined." Can't forget "chagrined." ;-)