I am a real individual. I know myself, I know what it means to be a man, and I know how to treat a woman.
I've often been called a conundrum. A gentle heart with a warrior's soul. Complex and spontaneous, yet completely predictable. I'm childish when it counts but responsible when it's important. I'm shameless and outgoing, but painfully shy as well. Menacing at times but always approachable. I am logically emotional, disrespectfully chivalrous. A conservative pervert, the lonely reveler
Honesty is HUGE with me. The biggest turn off for me is to know that someone has intentionally mislead or deceived someone who trusted them, someone they called a friend. Lying is worse than stealing in my book, when you lie, you rob someone of their right to know the truth. Even if they do eventually find out the truth, you have still stolen their ability to trust you. I'm a very trusting person though, and don't mind letting someone get the better of me if it brings out their true colors.
My absolute favorite activity is simply to spend time with good people. Anything really, just as long as I'm being social or doing something that is mentally or physically challenging. You'll typically find me cooking for friends, playing board games, watching movies, singing at karaoke bars, taking LONG rides on my motorcycle to nowhere in particular. I also enjoy performing and attending local theater, Renaissance festivals, playing paintball, going to the beach, trying new foods, and having long intellectual debates about random frivolities. I was born in NY, raised in Miami, and have been living in Orlando working in entertainment for 10 years now. I put in some time at the theme parks and now am making quite a comfortable living as a karaoke host, plus I also absolutely LOVE my job.
Some quotes I have found meaningful...
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
What man is a man who does not make the world a better place?
Brutal honesty now will save me hurt feelings later.
Never invest your emotions into the words of ignorant people.
When you are old and on your deathbed, the only regrets you will have are the risks you did not take.
Courage is not "being fearless". Courage is doing that which you are afraid of. Without fear, there is no need for courage.
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Getting angry is easy when events turn sour, but dealing calmly with frustration takes great strength. So does accepting others and forgiving mistakes. We need strength to mold situations softly.
Usually, other people's opinions of you are formed to make themselves feel better.
The only cure for love is to love again.
Always speak your mind, even when it makes your voice shake.
People may forget what you said, People may even forget what you did, BUT people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.
We teach some by what we say. We teach more by what we do. But we teach most by who we are.
My ideal match would be someone honest, (a surprisingly RARE quality in people I'm meeting these days) and funny. An intelligent woman with a quit wit who can challenge me on all levels. A true friend who not only adores me for who I am, but challenges me to be more than I think I can be. A woman who is as beautiful on the inside as she is in the mirror.
I'm probably one of the most laid back, easygoing people you know. Not much bugs me and I can have fun doing just about anything. A first date is typically where you get to know someone. I'm a huge fan of dinner and a movie. Dinner to talk and get to know each other, and the movie just to relax quietly in each other's company. I like going to theme parks, lots of stuff we can do together and plenty of time to talk while we are waiting in those huge lines. We could also meet at a bookstore/coffee shop. I'll get lost in there for awhile. Or take me to your favorite first date place, I love new experiences. But seriously, anything goes. Motorcycle rides, karaoke, amusement parks, a night out dancing, a day at the beach, house party, playing pool or just sitting at a local bar chatting, people watching and sipping on whatever is on special that night. It's less about what I'm doing and more about who I'm doing it with.
Take a chance on me. I won't disappoint you.