Under "Intent", why can't they have "Open to see what happens" as an option? I don't want to serial-date. I'd like to find a woman I can relax with and be excited with, have a great time doing things together, and see where it goes, without pressure. Your religious/spiritual beliefs are your business, but if you're looking for a "God Fearing Man", we are definitely not a match...
I've lived the last several years in Europe, Africa, & Asia working - air defense project in Pakistan, humanitarian aid with the UN in Africa and a few .com's, but moved back to Los Angeles a few years ago. I enjoy the bohemian atmosphere in Venice, but I've got a great gig at Disney -- I love the diversity and contrasts in LA.
I'm left-wing politically (for the US), but as long as you're not in a militia or a black helicopter conspiracy nut, I don't have a problem.
I'm pretty fun & funny, but you decide that for yourself. I have enough female friends to know what a bad date can be like for a woman; I won't do that to you. I'm passionate with the right woman, but not just any woman.
More about me... I enjoy motorcycles and horses, I like hiking and camping, or just hanging out. I write; just finished a novel I'm trying to publish. Broadly educated & experienced, collected in a crisis - I've talked my way out of gunpoint in a few countries .... I have opinions but listen to other points of view. Intelligent, sane, easy going, no pressure, no drama. No sad stories about how my parents didn't understand me or my lovers done me wrong. But I'll listen to your sad stories,. Not jealous or judgmental, I have good relationships with most of my ex's and no problem if you do, too. Life is too short to create unnecessary problems. I laugh at myself, and others are welcome to as well. All that, plus:
** I'm financially secure.
** I'm comfortable with intimacy, both friends and lovers.
** I don't drink & drive.
** Very even tempered.
P.S. My screen name, PaulShrugged, is a reference to an unconventional approach to life, NOT an endorsement of Ayn Rand's politics...
First date with someone from an internet dating site?
Low key and casual. Afternoon/evening stroll on Venice boardwalk? We can chat, get to know each other in a fun yet public setting. If things work out, we can drop in to one of the many beach cafes for a coffee or glass of wine -- if chemistry doesn't happen we can just say goodbye. I'm all about going with the flow and seeing what happens.
That, or a maybe motorcycle ride on a Saturday afternoon up to Malibu and through the canyons. Or even DIsneyland, if you're into that - I get guests in for free, cheap date for me...
Oh, and if you are ever curious about the difference between working WITH the CIA or FOR the CIA, let me know (HINT: If any guy claims he worked FOR the CIA, don't bother to respond. He is either lying, writing from prison, or from a 3rd world country without an extradition treaty)