I love to learn and enjoy meeting people who can teach me something. You don't have to be the most educated person in the world, but if you are knowledgeable about something, I'd like to meet you. I like board game nights, trivia, and local events like Biology/Astronomy on Tap.
I like honest people. Not exactly in the "I'm blunt, deal with it" way, but the types of people who aren't afraid to be their strange, vulnerable selves from time to time and recognize that truth is important.
I'm at a point where I'd like to find someone to share the adventure and/or just have a good conversation. The world can feel pretty crazy these days-I think it's more and more important to make a connection and be kind to each other. I believe in the goodness of people.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, (pretty much anything by Sherman Alexie), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Inherit the Wind, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Life of Pi.
B) I love movies. All kinds: a range from black and white to 80's classics to comic book movies to 3D to independents that make you see things differently. Only thing I'm not big on is mean/super gross humor (Seth Rogen and Simon Pegg usually take it just far enough-love them). But usually the last movie I saw is "the best thing ever."
C) Classic rock, folk, the occasional pop or rap, music someone introduced me to. Examples: The Beatles, John Lennon, Melissa Ferrick, Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Bright Eyes, Van Morrison, etc.
D) TV Shows:
Parks and Rec, Homeland, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Girls, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Drunk History....
D) Not a big foodie. I like the classics: Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Sushi...trying to eat healthier though.
3. Something to write with and on
4. Green and water (being landlocked makes me nervous: Michigan's a good place to be).
6. My sense of humor.
Important: You're a real man who's capable of following through. Please don't send endless emails if you have no intention of ever meeting in person. Seriously, why waste both our time?
There are a few things I'm not into. I wouldn't just rule someone out at face-value on any of these, but to be totally honest, I would have to really care about someone to get around these.
-You're a smoker. I have personal reasons here, but also, I have an allergic-type reaction to cigarette smoke these days. If you're not at least very much committed to quitting, it might be very hard for me to spend time with you.
-You're religious and aren't able to deal with the fact that I'm not. I have a spiritual side, but I've done the organized aspect, and it isn't for me.
-You're a gun person. I will never have a gun in my home. Actually feel pretty strongly about this one.
And like I said, I can be kinda shy (trying to get better about this), so I likely won't be the first to send a message. Don't be hurt if I look at your profile but don't say anything!