I’m at a point in my life where things seem to have come together pretty well and I’m hoping to find someone to share it with who is at that same place. I don’t think it’s so much about settling down, I still like going out with friends or finding some random weekend adventure, but more about settling in (for the long haul).
I’m a looney toon; I’m never the same person for more than a day or two at a stretch, though repeats are quite frequent. If you ask me why I did something the most likely response will be a shrug and a “felt like it”, not because I’m being evasive, but because I genuinely don’t think things out that far. I felt like doing it so I did it and whatever happens, happens. Thankfully my parents raised me with a pretty solid moral foundation, so this attitude tends to mostly result in spontaneous hilarity, as opposed to severe property damage. I’m as changing as the wind and usually my compass is about that focused. In any given week I will hear myself described as passionate and driven, laid back and chill, aggressive and take charge, intelligent and thoughtful, loud mouthed and snarky, and any of dozens of other adjectives. About the only place I’m really consistent is with family and friends, i.e. the people I care about. When it comes to those I care about, the best word to describe me is ‘there’, because I always am. Mention on facebook that you’re bored, I’ll likely show up on your doorstep with popcorn and DVDs. Feel like getting out of town? We’ll be at the beach that weekend. Off-hand comment about how email is too impersonal? You’ll probably get a hallmark card later that week. And if someone starts trouble, it's definitely a "mess with one of us, you mess with all of us"-type of situation.
As for lifestyle, I'm a fairly active guy and I'm looking for someone who enjoys being active and social as well. I swim several times a week to keep in shape and go dancing at least twice a week. But don’t get the wrong idea, I'm active because I enjoy the feel of it; I still enjoy good food and drinks with little thought to my calorie count. Though I will say my friends and I are just as likely to stay in watching Army of Darkness and playing Risk as to hit up a bar. The exceptions to that are probably if karaoke is involved (purely a spectator myself) or if there’s just some really good band playing at a local dive.
My other un-erring passion is Swing Dancing; I'd tried it years ago but it didn't really take until I moved to Baltimore and discovered a major dance scene in the city. I've been learning for about four years now, but mostly it is about having fun and hanging out with all the friends I've made over the years. And if you’ve never set foot on a dance floor, my friends and I will catch you up; lessons start promptly at 8 o’clock.