I just moved to this area from Cincinnati for a school speech pathology job and so I don't know much about the area. I'm a life-long student who will never stop learning, no matter what I end up doing for a living. I keep up on current events, own two telescopes, read up on astronomy, science, and the brain, and I love watching history documentaries. All in all, a pretty happening dude, right? If you're a bit of a nerd and love learning, we'd probably get along with each other just fine. In addition to the nerd vibe, I'm also artsy-fartsy. I enjoy singing, sketching portraits, writing and blogging about various topics, and appreciating other people's art, music, and writing.
In a group, I tend to hang back, watch, and listen. I like to stand back and observe before I jump into something, but I'd like to think that this makes what I have to say more thoughtful and meaningful when I do say it. However, I can talk up a storm when I'm around the right people. I'm a bit of a homebody at the moment, since most of my friends now live out of state, but I'm up for a variety things when I'm with the right people. Taking a walk or a hike, going to a museum or a good bar, going to see a movie, or going to a ball game all sound good to me with the right company.
Being open-minded, I treat women with respect. This is to say that I don't talk over them, interrupt them, or treat them like they're stupid or a ditz. I also don't call them "crazy" if they get emotional or upset (we all do from time to time!), I don't tune them out in favor of a ball game on TV, and I try do little things to show that I'm thinking of them, that I'm interested in their interests, and that I'm concerned with how they're doing. Lastly, I know that women come in all shapes and sizes, so I never pressure them to become somebody else in terms of their bodies.
Also, please note that I'm not looking to have kids, anytime soon, if at all. It's an unpopular stance in the Midwest, I know, but I'm just being honest. I might change my mind for the right person someday, but I don't want to found a relationship on the possibility that I might change my mind if she waits around long enough. That's not fair to her.
As far as places to eat, I'd prefer something that's not too stuffy, somewhere where we can feel comfortable. Maybe a walk afterward would be nice, or maybe even a little shopping at some shops nearby. I just want the date to be casual and to go at a pace that allows for us to get to know each other and spend a nice afternoon or evening together. Maybe the art museum as well? It's cheap and you can learn a lot about someone from how they react to art.