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My self-summary
I'd love to meet a fun easy going girl that is adventurous, spontaneous, honest and in_good_shape. On the more serious side when in a relationship, someone who can communicate, has goals and has already accomplished things she is proud of, is able to be there for their sig-other in both fun and serious times, has/makes time to spend together and we both think the other is both inside and outside attractive - there's a 'connection'.

About me: I enjoy being active and am looking for someone that is laid back, fit and loves the outdoors and traveling. Extra points to a rock climbing or hiking/backpacking girl or a good skilled volleyball chick I could play doubles Vball with! Age is not extremely important to me as long as you have a good head on your shoulders and keep yourself in decently fit shape. I am interested in something that could be more serious though in the long term, initially planned short-term dating or hookups just don't interest me.

This 2014 and 2015 have been crazy fun; exploring Ireland, backpacking the Sawtooth's of Idaho, Yosemite rock climbing, Key West and St Augustine FL on the beaches, San Francisco, Ice Climbing in CO, Chile in the mountains & on the beach, hiking and river rafting Canyonlands, UT :-). Skiing this upcoming winter hopefully! I love to travel and be active if you can't tell :) Hopefully Alaska and Turkey soon, maybe back to New Zealand or Australia! It would be amazing if I could find a fun girl that wanted to go explore the world with me :-)

Ultimately, I am looking for my 'partner in crime', where we would spend quality time together and enjoy each other in our normal day-to-day routines. But also go out in town together to explore and do fun stuff or hit a road trip on a whim (or with some plans), or spend a nice romantic night together at home with a bottle of wine, or entertain guests for a dinner party or a word/board game night. I also enjoy fun nights cooking together.

{ A quick diversion, for fun I would love to meet someone on here with the same B-day as me in early July :-) }

For going out fun, I enjoy doing a lot of different things -- Love the outdoors,traveling, food for sure and just hanging out with friends for drinks, went gluten-free and dropped 35 lb (so no more IPAs but a nice red wine or other stiffer drink are still good). Also live_music around town, comedy shows, concerts, and going out for good food (Mexican, Thai, Sushi, Up-Scale...)! I love being active outdoors with 2s sand volleyball, rock climbing, cycling, hiking, being in the water or just anything fun being active. I really don't enjoy the hook-up bar scene much, so tend to mainly only hit the 6th St bars when invited out by friends. I prefer more chill places south of the river, the East side or sometimes Rainey Street for food and drinks fun.

Personality and character are hard to define, they are what they are. I consider myself honest and supportive and am very generous with my close friends and loved ones. I try to be courteous to everyone and was raised to treat women with respect. I (like most guys) have feelings but most of us were just taught to not show them early on, unless we are comfortable around someone who has gained our trust. I take a bit to get to know, but am very available and faithful when I make a connection in both a relationship and with friends.

I prefer smaller groups and/or just spending one-on-one time with a partner. I have a pretty dry humor. I prefer my fun as activities and not as much as verbal banter/sparing. I do enjoy verbal banter some though. It also takes me a while to warm up to most people I don't know well.

A Few Disclaimers:
I am very laid back but also very intelligent - I do speak my mind when needed or when in a discussion. In being the head of my own business, I tend to have a strong personality but try to pick my battles. I get along with strong personalities if both of us are willing to give a little ground at times. For example, if you say I will not date someone that is a Democrat/a Republican, then I don't think we would work, even though I tend to go either way (and don't hold either view for or against a person), I just think this type of close-mindedness shows a person's lack of understanding of the American way and spirit and also their inability to respect and understand other's ways and opinions.
On spelling and grammar: I tend to spell fairly well and my grammar is not to bad, but I don't worry to much about periodic grammatical mistakes, so if this is very important to you, we likely won't mesh well.
What I’m doing with my life
For work, I develop wind farms and am an mechanical engineer (I like to be more hands on and like to get out in the field and away from the computer as much as I can). I work for myself, so I get to set my own hours and where I want to work from, which is pretty nice!

For fun, I try to get out in nature or on the town some, and travel as much as possible - I think life is meant for exploring and to be enjoyed.
I’m really good at
- Fixing stuff around the house, on cars or outside in the yard or at the farm
- Back Massages
- Volleyball, cycling and golf for sports with rock climbing and hiking coming along too
- Driving, I just realized recently that I love to drive for some reason, me-time I think it is
- Making my sig other feel beautiful and special with just a look or light touch
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and my blue eyes! Have nice hair I've been told too :-)
Six things I could never do without
- My family and close friends
- My freedom to enjoy life
- A job I enjoy doing that can make a difference in the world
- Driving listening to music in my truck (my me time)
- Yummy Food - I am Glutten-Free also
- a good night's Sleep and occasional little short naps!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Which fun things in Austin to do and try next
- Where to go for my next road/travel trip
- Is there really a special someone for each of us....
- I went gluten-free in July-2014; so still finding eateries that cater to that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ask me if you want to know anything, I am very open and honest about myself.
You should message me if
- You are an adventurous, active and a fun person to get to know
- You are honest and respect yours and other's time
- You enjoy the outdoors (a plus - if you have a bit of an outdoorsy side)
- If we hit it off, you will have/make time to date
The two of us