I'm here on OKCupid hoping to make some sort of connection, one that needs to start with friendship regardless of where it leads. Friendship is when you grow to like someone from spending time with them. Friendships sometimes grow into relationships, but only after having long enough to fall in love. Meeting a stranger under the premise of dating seems forced to me. I am very much of the mindset that anyone that I would date must be able to be my best friend as well.
Someone I find I can talk to, confide in, tell things I wouldn't tell anyone else, someone that doesn't judge me, so that I can do the same in return. Someone I can be there for who is there for me when I need them. That's friendship.
Not saying I'm not interested in a relationship, but I am not looking to rush things in any way.
Personality-wise, I would be lying if I said I was a social butterfly in all situations, being in public and in social settings is a very shy and awkward thing for me. First meetings I don't make a lot of eye contact and am usually very nervous, but once I'm comfortable with someone my eccentric, outgoing personality comes out and stays out. You'll find I'm one of the most loyal and compassionate friends you could ever ask for.
I do have a few hobbies that take up a lot of my time, but definitely have some free for socialization! Common interests are a plus, though certainly not required.
Music has been an essential part of my existence since I was 6, when I took my first piano lesson, got my first acoustic guitar when I was 8, electric guitar when I was 11, and drum set when I was 12. I played drums in several bands from 1998 until 2006, then got a bass and started writing lyrics for a new project that I'm currently in the process of recording a demo for.
I also sing and act, I got involved with community theater in 1999 and have been in over 20 musicals since.
I also love working with electronics and designing electronic products. I've been working on a design for an electronic drum set and a few other cool music gadgets for about 10 years now off and on, very close to going to production on my first design! I won't spout off a bunch of technical jargon here, but if you want to know more just ask :)
Feel free to shoot me a message if you're interested, I try and check my messages every now and then.