I'm a bit sentimental and would probably be considered a romantic, although I don't always show that side. I can walk in a room and connect with someone immediately. I'm easy to talk to and love people. But I also am comfortable walking into a restaurant with a book and keeping to myself. I love to be outside, and thrive on nature and fresh air. Prefer quiet rather than noise - but love good music and conversation. As much as I love nature, I'm more apt to end up in a fluffy bed in a great hotel room than a sleeping bag in a tent.. Love to travel and see new places, and have a strong pull to the beach AND the mountains. I can grab my tux from the closet and be at the fanciest event of the year - but feel most at home in jeans or kakis. I enjoy smaller intimate social gatherings rather than large, loud parties. I've been on a journey through the 12 steps since February of '83 and continue to work with others. My match would not be a possession, but a partner. She would be self assured, confident and compassionate. She would love to laugh, and pay close enough attention to catch some of my subtle humor... Rather than either of us changing to please the other, we would each bring to the relationship our unique qualities and explore how they can compliment one another.
Depending on the comfort level of my date, a dinner at a quiet restaurant - or coffee at Starbucks. For some, the first meeting is more awkward - so my goal would be to make her feel relaxed and safe so we can spend some time talking and getting to know each other.