Thanks for checking out my profile! Before I talk about me, I want to talk about my philosophy when it comes to dating. When I'm getting to know someone, I don't want to worry about whether they like me or not. You won't find anything on my profile that isn't honest and genuine because I don't want someone who likes a fake version of me, I want someone who likes me. More importantly, I want someone that I like. So I hope you're willing to be honest and genuine with me in return. I'm not saying many people aren't, I'm just saying that I know it has happened and I want to be clear on my intentions.
Firstly, you should know about my career, because it makes up a huge part of what I do now. I've been involved in aviation in some form or another since I was a child. I've loaded baggage, I've cleaned airplanes, I even studied aviation and got my pilot's licence. But as someone who loves math, puzzles and being challenged on an intellectual level, there was really only one field that interests me: Air Traffic Control. In case you don't know, my job is to tell pilots where to go, when to go and how to get there. To simplify it: my job is to keep airplanes apart. It's stressful, it's challenging but it's extremely rewarding. I've recently made the transition to ATC from aviation weather, and I'm loving every minute of it. It takes about 2 years to complete certification, however, so I've got a ways to go. And I hope you don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying I'm super busy and rarely have time... But there have been and will be periods of a few days at a time where I need to put my head down and be buried in memorizing intricate details and muttering phrases over and over to myself while I complete the process.
As for my personality: I'm very confident. That's the first thing everyone notices. Not arrogant or**** mind you, just confident. I'm very sensitive. It's usually in hindsight, but I can usually tell when someone is not feeling great. I'm often considering how others might be feeling in given situations that occur and try to find ways to ease their discomfort. I'm well read and well educated. My sense of humour can be very dry, like the most tragic of British Comedies, or it can be very mainstream, but oddly enough it's probably the last thing to come out as I only get funny once I'm around people I've come to trust and relax completely around. I'm also a romantic at heart and a cuddler. I've seen more than one profile here where women ask, "Does anyone still believe in true love?" I'm not sure if they're saying it's foolish to do so or if they're stating that they feel alone in believing in it themselves, but I absolutely do. I don't think it will always last forever, I certainly believe I have had "true love" before, but I think in order to last, two people need to grow with each other, not just beside each other, and that doesn't always happen. And that's ok. It's tragic, but that's life. We mourn the loss for some time, and we move on armed with the experience, and I hope everyone who has been through or will go through (or is going through) heartbreak is strong enough to come back ready risk it all again with hope and faith in their heart.
As for my interests: I'm not a clubber. I do enjoy going out with friends and having a drink, but I like good conversation. Pubs or sports bars are my ideal venue for relaxing after a long night. I also like staying in. I love to read and learn. I have a passion for learning. My latest fad is languages, but I'm really trying to expand my horizons. I've started learning guitar, I've started running with the desire to get into marathons, I'd love to learn to draw and do tai chi, yoga is certainly on my list of things I think would amazing and I've always wanted to be a better cook. I saved my biggest passion for last because it's prohibitively expensive and I don't do it as often, but for me, travelling is the most wonderful experience in the world. New cultures, new languages, new architecture, new music, new food... I believe life is a series of experiences and the richest experiences come when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones.
Lastly, I am looking for a relationship. I'm not entirely sure I could list what I want as I find sometimes I don't get along with sports nuts and sometimes I do (as one example). It's about the person, not the hobbies. If I wrote to you, obviously there's something that caught my attention. And rest assured I didn't email you based on your photos alone hoping for some casual nookie. I've skipped many profiles with beautiful, sexy photos because it just really didn't sound like someone I'd get along with. On the other hand, if I hadn't personally found you attractive, I wouldn't have written to you either. But don't let that stop you from writing to me first if you feel so inclined. If, on the other hand, you're just looking for friends, I'd be open to considering that possibility as well although that certainly isn't why I'm here.
A few drinks is always good to help ease the mood, my body doesn't like coffee but certainly coffee houses have other beverages I could try. I think movies make great dates, even first dates, as long as it's followed by somewhere to talk afterwards or it's really just two strangers sitting beside each other. A good movie can always put people in a good mood though and it certainly gives a good ice breaker for the post-film conversation. As someone who likes to learn, a cooking class or something similar would be great (though I'm new here and don't know if/where you can find that here).