Originally from NY, I moved here from the Midwest in '91 and can't think of a nicer place i'd rather be. Portland has so much to offer...beautiful topography, intelligent people, great food...all around plenty of options and a variety of things to keep one entertained. Of course, it would be so much nicer if instead of one, there were two of us taking advantage of all the goodness here. That's why, I suppose, you and I are on OKC...to find someone to share life's adventures with.
I'd like to meet a woman who is genuinely a nice person. Someone who is active, has a lot of interests, maybe even is passionate about one or more things... Me? I have a lot of interests and friends have told me I concentrate a lot of energy on new infatuations. I am actually very social and easily persuaded to head outside and ski or hike or dine out or socialize with friends. A few years ago, I was spending much of my time rock climbing but I've since gravitated toward studying classical guitar. What I miss about rock climbing is all the social interaction but I get similar challenges from classical guitar (hard to believe, but I think classical guitar has similarities to rock climbing but is way harder!). Me being non-religious and left of center politically, what I'm not wanting in a companion is someone with a religious bent or someone who's politics are of a conservative nature.
I think I'm a nice guy. Most times I think I put myself in other people's shoes...sometimes I think I'm fooling myself. I think I have an affinity with animals of all stripes. I haven't killed anyone or anything, except maybe a few fish. I saved an owl one time that was stuck upside down on a tree limb. What else can I say, hmmm...I'm somewhat handy? I built some veggie beds in my back yard; I resided one side of my house myself; I've painted my house numerous times; I put in a fence; I'm a decent cook and enjoy trying new recipes...
So to counteract the amount of time I'm sitting on my butt practicing, I try to take time during the weekend and get a hike in when I can. In spite of the fact that I've lived here for over 20 years, I've recently discovered the conveniently close short hiking trails in Forest Park.
you are not religious,
you are left of center politically,
you are not self-absorbed,
you are not narcissistic,
you are a nice person,
you are genuine,
you can laugh at yourself,
you're looking for a partner, not someone to do the muscle work around the house,
you think life is both wonderful and sad.