My personality is shy-at-first, a good listener, attentive and giving -- kind. I am passionate about those I care for, eclectic, fun loving and the earthy- outdoor type (still, I do own my own tuxedo). I enjoy long walks and mountain bikes, forests and waterfalls; wine on the patio or in front of the fireplace; chocolate ice cream; whitewater rapids; ancient trees; and listening to an eclectic variety of very good music - and a fun challenge. Prefer a good conversation with my partner or a few close friends while preparing a meal together -rather than being out-and-about trying to meet more people that are new. I reside within 20 miles of center-city Charlotte, NC. Contact me if you are interested in some of these same things. In addition, whether you are local or just planning to visit this area - I will not ignore you if we seem to have similar interests. I also am passionate about investing, trading, and speculating in the markets (options stocks, commodities, futures and forex) so let me know if you too have that passion. Perhaps we will meet and simply develop a friendship based on mutual interests -- perhaps more...
A first date? First 'Dates' are too stuffy and stressful for my tastes - However, I will most likely enjoy getting to know you better if some of your interests are similar to mine. If you have a genuinely kind smile, a good sense of humor, and a decent ability to talk about something other than reality TV shows then chances are we can enjoy meeting. Can you keep up with me? Who will arrive on time for that brief first encounter? I would suggest somewhere a conversation could begin...a coffee shop or somewhere similar for good conversation. I hope that we both do not run screaming in opposite directions at first glance ;) ...we will soon know if another meeting is in our future.