So – I’m new(ish) to Portland and looking to meet folks and enjoy all the great things this city has to offer. Not terribly impressed with the Plenty O’ Fish layout in terms of what you share, so allow me to improvise:
I’m a Southerner. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina to be exact. But I’ve lived in a bunch of other places along the way. Including Boulder, Boston, NYC, St. Louis, and Malibu. I enjoy what I do. I’m in advertising and have been known to geek out on great brand campaigns. I’ll spare you the details. Bikes are – and have always been – a huge part of my life. I basically grew up in a bike shop and ever since the training wheels were removed, my love for the sport hasn’t waned one bit. Sportswise -I’m also into snowboarding, rock climbing and tennis. I like finding great music though I haven’t done enough of that lately. Food is another big passion of mine and I’ve spent an (almost) unreasonable amount of time checking out the food scene in Portland. Everything from Potato Champion to Le Pigeon – if it’s good, I’m down. Oh, and I’d almost kill for a Chic-fil-A in this town...
I’m Looking For A:
You’re fun, smart, witty, playful, adventurous, aware. (Heck, a little neurotic is normal, right? I’m not afraid of that). At your best, you’re living the life you love, and loving the life you live.
My Ideal Relationship:
We are each and together 100% us, 100% of the time. Think about that for a minute. Nothing’s better than knowing you can totally be yourself at all times - and you're partner's cool with it. We believe in, motivate, and inspire each other. Can’t wait to see one another. And laugh til’ we snort.
What I’ve learned from my past relationships:
Respect love. Seriously, true love’s amazingness is matched only by its rarity. When you find it hold on as if your life depended on it - you’ll know it’s the real deal if it feels like it does. Communication is key to a healthy relationship. You don’t have to process everything, but each needs to know where the other stands. Friends make the best lovers. Appreciate everything.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
You know, I tend to keep it pretty simple on the first date. Find a great restaurant and get to know one another. Good food and great conversation can do wonders for what lies ahead…