**Disclaimer** if I've rated you highly, I probably think we'd be a good match, or at the very least I think you're attractive in a full person sense. I'm usually not one to email matches who I suspect won't feel the same. A little passive-aggressive? Sure. But I also know that women on this site get inundated with emails from guys, and I think it helps to keep one's expectations of online dating within some happy parameters.
I'm mature, educated and masculine and am ready to meet a dynamite woman who can keep up with my wit, tolerate my occasional stubbornness, and keep my ego in check. I'm supportive and nurturing to the things that make my partner happy and fulfilled and expect the same. I feel a lot younger than I am, but I'm a lot smarter than I was then...
Texting is fun, not serious. If becomes serious its a serious problem. Seriously.
In the short run I could be diverted into some temporary fun, but in the long run I am looking for a committed relationship. That said, I've been around the block and know that such relationships are best not rushed and there is a lot of fun and exploration first. So mostly I am looking to meet new people casually and allow good things to happen if the chemistry is right.
enjoying everything Portland
cooking award-deserving poached eggs and hashbrowns.
being there for friends.
I'm really bad at
Shows: Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, South Park, 30 Rock, Newsroom
Books: The Colonial Present, Ghost Wars and all sorts of academic social theory sitting on my desk that I am trying to avoid.
Music: Just a taste - Manic Street Preachers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Radiohead, Kula Shaker, House of Love, Sunscreem, Garbage, Githead, Thievery Corporation, Snow Patrol
mountains and rivers
well worn jeans
a good wardrobe
why humans are attracted to violence
Portland's eclectic values
my cat's incessant neediness
you aren't just trying to find the next party (even if I spend some time there)
you know yourself