I've just recently moved to Seattle to start a new research position at NWFSC (across the road from UWA).
I'm a down-to-earth, easy-going kind of guy. I vastly enjoy conversations under the stars to in ones in bars. Moreover, I'm a total live music junkie and appreciate nothing more than a good laugh (well, perhaps a good game of frizbee or profound conversation)!
In addition to my scientific passion I'm also an avid traveler on the degree of both weekend trips and worldwide adventures (e.g. snuck away to NZ for the month on January, 2011).
After many relationships (both short and long term) I've come to a deep understanding of myself and who I am compatible with. As such I'm looking to find a fun-loving lady with whom I can go on adventures and get lost in conversations, laughter and passion...:D
Tough question. Not to sound too traditional, but it would begin with dinner somewhere (depending on her food preferences because I really don't have any). The main point of this dinner is to get all the "getting to know you / ice breaker" stuff out of the way so that both parties feel comfortable (personal priority number one is making everyone feel as comfortable as possible). Now the second part of the date would depend on several things: 1)what kind of entertainment she is into (live music, theater, bars, etc) and 2) what is actually going on that particular night in regards to her chosen preference. Ideally it would be something we could enjoy going to do together that also provides the ability to hold a conversation (because to be blunt, if the date doesn't encompass a lengthy conversation about anything and/or everything then it is a date that would leave me skeptical about compatibility). Another possible option would be to head somewhere to look at the stars, but that is something that I usually wait on being that I don't want to chance anyone being uncomfortable. All in all, the first date should be just one big "getting to know you" conversation. Where specifically that conversation takes place if of little importance to me, it is the potential for companionship that holds all the water :).