OK, so I'm cutting this down to the meat & potatos here, no more appetizer, sides, and dessert since it really seems no one takes the time to read any way and I keep getting what I can only interpret as cookie cutter messages that have been copied and pasted to who knows how many other guys.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Call me Paul. So, I got out of the Marine Corps after a span from October 03 to August '12. As I'd planned on making it a full 20yr career, I'm kind of starting from scratch here and obviously heading a different direction; going to Cincinnati State for mechanical engineering design presently and already looking for co-op opportunities in tune with my long term goals. I'm not sure about where it asks "how ambitious are you" on here now. I don't want to sound like some sort self-indulgent prick and say very ambitious, but I'm hardly content to settle on the status quo. I have my goals and aspirations and that's what counts, no?
You will never catch me dead wearing crocks, skinny jeans/nut huggers, v-neck shirts, sleeveless shirts, oversized belt buckles, clothes obviously too large/small for me, white framed sunglasses, or hats worn the wrong way/flat billed.
It takes a little more than going to a bar to stimulate my sense of adventure, but I don't necessarily mind it either. Though I may even enjoy spending the night in with someone worthwhile, I don't like using it as an excuse to not get out and do things. Be it exploring obscure mom&pop restaurants, fine dining, social events, or natural wonders. Speaking of social events: I cannot confirm or deny that I have come across tickets for Phantom of the Opera in may and need a companion... Not just any one though... I love anything outdoors and/or on the water. I like to think I know my way around the kitchen, and actually enjoy cooking for company, but doing dishes is my most despised household chore.
I do not ask for perfection, but I do ask for effort. I want someone with goals for her life, that takes care of herself. Someone that we can mutually support and motivate each other in those regards. Respect and honesty. It's my belief that those are the two most important aspects in ANY inter-personal relationship... aside from arch-nemeses perhaps. Anything else is heavily influenced by those. I think I'm the worst judge of character, however, for the sole reason that I always seem to give people too much credit/benefit of the doubt/etc....
Also, if you're going to message me 1) at least try to use proper grammar and spelling, 2) at least try to communicate that you actually read this (without overtly saying something along the lines of "I read your description") or 3) have something interesting to say of your own right. I'm sick of the pointless messages that for all I know you send the exact same one out to a dozen other guys at a time and if you do send something so bland and impersonal I reserve the right to block. Also, let's have some sort of two way conversation. I hate when it devolves into question/answer going one way - it's boring! Give and take a little!
Let's keep that open for consideration, but something fun/active first and then going somewhere to relax and talk over food/drinks would be good in my book. Yes, I have a book. Metaphorically...