My name is Marco (polo!), thanks for checking me out!
I have pretty high expectations of everyone (myself included), and so I do not expect to meet the love of my life on one of these sites, although to dismiss the possibility outright would be equally foolish. Rather, I take it for what it is - the opportunity to talk about myself, in hopes that it sparks interest with another guy. I am 35, but I've been through some things that make me feel more like 90. I am proud to say that I'm pretty different from most folks you meet everyday. That is not a boast. It comes with distinct pros and cons. It is, however, an invitation - down the rabbit-hole, with me. Not only did I escape 'the Cave', I lead daily guided tours out, complete with lunch. A metaphysical coyote. All you have to gain is your freedom. All you have to lose is your fear. This isn't some hipster self-help B.S., either. This is the real deal.
I like riding my bike and discussing current events. My gamut of interest ranges from stained glass to studying the Luciferian Agenda. I work in technology and have a huge affinity for anime, video games, conspiracy theories, that sort of thing. I have a dozen projects sidelined at any given moment, check out The Backyartist and The Norwalk Avenger (on the web) for a glimpse into my world.
My handle, (Nahualli) means shaman, which is a way of life, not a religion. I'm just someone who is aware that 'life is but a dream'.
In a practical sense it means finding alternatives to discarding things, because we live in abundance.
It means taking old plant stands and frying pans and reinventing them as art.
It means bringing snacks for animals I see on a bike ride because we all share this planet.
It means giving a bum on the street money knowing full well it's for beer.
It means giving someone a ride home even if they live an hour away in the opposite direction.
It means being grateful to be alive, because I straddled death once already and the experience changed me indelibly.
It means I take only what I need and give back more in return. In this way the Universe is replenished.
It means tinkering with electronics and gadgets, inventing and improvising.
It means I don't watch reality TV. ( Snooki, schmookie. I'm the Norwalk Avenger, baby! )
It means putting lights on my bike. If Jesus had a bike, he'd put lights on it too. Think about that metaphor very carefully.
While on the subject, personally, I'm OK with faith being a private thing. My day starts with a shower and a prayer of gratitude (and a shot of lemon juice and honey), I meditate and I take the time to say grace. You don't have to join me, but this can't "bug" you.
I mentioned riding my bike - mine has enough personality to post an ad herself. Rocky (yup...) is a lot more than a set of wheels for me. He's my totem. Together we enjoy camping and outdoorsy, survivalist type stuff. I don't get enough of a chance to do it on my own, and would be open to the opportunity and experience. I'm not someone who has a lot of time to sit idly by. I work side jobs, start moonlighting businesses, make art, volunteer. I don't own a TV, and haven't for decades. I keep current - don't get me wrong. I simply do it on my terms. Sometimes, the things I involve myself in seem like a bit 'much', but that's usually only to people who wouldn't be able to handle it themselves.
The right guy just needs to want one thing : me! I'm not perfect although I try to make the best of every situation. I work hard and I love rapaciously. I don't date casually and I have opinions about people that frequent hookup sites. I like both nerdy and rugged men, guys with warm smiles and reassuring hugs, guys that are secure enough to hold my hand once in a while.
I don't need you to look like a supermodel, since I'm not one. In fact, I dig stocky and solid guys. Just know who you are, know what you have to offer and know what your vulnerabilities are. As far as physical preferences go, I like white guys, latinos, and middle eastern men too. Lately I seem to have a thing for Armenian and Central American guys lately... I also prefer men that come without 'soup and salad' aka ex-wife and kids. While there is nothing quite as alluring as a single father, the prospect is a minefield more often than not, and I prefer to not go there. If I have kids (and I have not ruled that out) they will be of my own volition. I adore guys from different cultures because I can't get enough of learning about other cultures, especially if they teach me to speak a few words in their language.
I treat dating sort of like I treat a job. From the first interview I show up ready to demonstrate that I am the one to fill this role, and if I'm not then I move on. Admittedly, it's the 'moving on' part I have a lot of trouble with, and that is mostly why I view life the way I do. Every day I am on the 'job' I work my hardest to put my best work forward. I draw my 'paycheck' in another currency, an emotional one. I understand that some may find my simile simplistic, but if you were on the receiving end of the type of affection I'm capable of, I guarantee you would not be complaining. If you want some homework, look up the songs "21 Things I Want in a Lover" and "Surrendering", both by Alanis Morrissette. That should tell you enough to start with.