I like being ridiculous with friends, but also having meaningful intellectual or emotional conversations. I enjoy connecting deeply with people (new and old), but I also need quality alone time. I'm socially liberal, but somewhat conservative in my personal choices (particularly compared to Portland, where I grew up and got my second Bachelor's).
Med student. Meditator. Boy Scout.
If I had my druthers, I'd end up living in Minneapolis again someday.
I'm busy, but I make time for people and things that are important to me (including ongoing personal growth).
In my free time, I stay active (hiking, biking, swimming, running, blues dancing, recently started climbing), find adventures, try new restaurants and ethnic grocery stores, volunteer, spend quality time with close friends, host potlucks and board game nights, and have fun getting dirty in the kitchen. Looking toward a triathlon at some point.
I grew up Tibetan Buddhist, challenged and embraced it in my early twenties, and practice daily. It's brought me a lot of emotional stability, which I use to support others.
Rolling with change. Last minute spontaneity? Awesome! Plans change for reasons? Ok, let's have a great time anyway, or reschedule. Also good at adapting to change in a longer-term sense.
I'm good at building people up, and teaching.
I'm good with my hands. Take that as you will. ;)
Shows: Adventure Time, Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Community, Castle, Avatar, GoT, Cowboy Bebop, One-Punch Man, DBZ Abridged, The Expanse.
Movies: I'm usually not too picky with movies. I enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, indie film, heist movies, good documentaries, action/adventure/scifi, Love Actually, About Time, others. Basically the same criteria as for books.
Music: Things I like to dance to. (I dance Alt-Blues. Ask me about it if you're interested. The closest comparison is swing without counting steps, but relying on strong dance connection instead.)
I love good food, and especially trying new food. Thai food is my comfort food. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes (and winging it), and I also like trying interesting beers. Currently eating a largely plant-based diet (with exceptions for special occasions).
2) Independence, space, self-sufficiency, self-mastery.
3) Movement: dance, exercise, adventures. Sometimes, travel.
4) Passion, direction, and clarity. It's hard-won, and I value it.
5) Interesting food. I love experimental cooking, or trying new recipes, or going out to eat at interesting new places (or familiar places with new things to try on the menu).
6) Flexibility balanced with resilience.
I answered most of the questions on here 4-6 years ago, with scattered updates, so don't hold me to every one.
Ultimately, I'm looking for an active, adventurous, ambitious partner to go out with and someday come home to. In addition to chemistry and compatible ridiculousness, enthusiasm, and intensity, I'm interested in people with goals/passion/direction, compassion, awareness of the world, and general competence, who value health and physical fitness, community, service, and partnership. I also want to be with someone who inspires (and pushes) me to be my best self.