After years of school and training, I've just moved back to the area to start a new job...the perfect job...with the state. Time to sink some roots. So here I am on the World Wide Web broadcasting a signal for a fun, intelligent, attractive woman who appreciates that the simple things are actually the finer things in life. One who’s skeptical and argumentative, but occasionally sweet, and is possibly equally comfortable being sweaty and dirty as she is dressed up for a nice night out. More than anything I’m looking for a woman who gets me, and I want to get her too. I’m talking about the sort of comfort level where you can just look at each other without talking and everything is right with the world.
My work involves research in the outdoors and the conservation of wildlife, so I have a pretty strong environmental ethic. However, I don’t own a single piece of tie-dye clothing. I take a lot of enjoyment in my work and that’s where most of my time and energy goes these days. I used to be an avid outdoor athlete (lots of climbing, skiing, kayaking, etc.) but I’m in retirement now due to the demands of my job. If that’s your thing, good on ya, but just know that it’s unlikely I’m your next adventure partner. I’ll enjoy hearing your stories though. I still try to stay in shape. I enjoy international travel and have had the good fortune to do so for my research (mostly Central America).
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1. You believe in any of the Abrahamic gods, or any sort of personal god that is watching you and cares about what you're doing.
2. You are looking for a man to have kids/more kids with. Not gonna happen. I'm already snipped. If you have kids, I'm open minded.
3. You smoke any amount of cigarettes per day, week, year, etc. I'm not having it.
My best friend's wife (former okc user) told me being six feet tall with a Ph.D. was enough of a slam dunk for online dating sites. My past experience has shown that not to be the case.
I love music and play a few different instruments, but I haven’t been feeling very inspired by anything I’m hearing these days. I keep coming back to The Black Keys. When I walk down the street “The Desperate Man” plays in the background. All-time favorites include: Ryan Adams, Wilco, Cake, Steve Earle, Colin Hay, Calexico, James McMurtry, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, blah, blah, blah.
I love movies, but good one's seem to be rare these days. We appear to be in the era of awesome television and I'm fully embracing it. Current favorites include Archer, Louie, Penny Dreadful, and Last Week Tonight. If you're one of those "I don't own a TV" types, I get it and that's cool. I've lived that way too.
I also love going out to eat, but that's getting harder to do because of my freakish diet. It exists somewhere between the micronutrient-rich, Paleo, and ketogenic schools of thought. Don't worry, I wouldn't expect you or any other human to adhere to it.
You don’t want to know what I’m reading. All nonfiction and mostly technical scientific stuff.
an internet connection (ok, but only if I'm not in the wilderness),
The contradictory nature of this list is not lost on me.