I've lived in Des Moines for over a year now, but I'm originally from Knoxville, IA. I went to Iowa State University where I got a B.A. in psychology with a minor in design studies. I've worked with adults with mental disabilities since 2011. I'm the generally quiet, introverted sort of person who prefers staying home watching Netflix than going out to bars. People often tell me I'm "weird", which to me is just another word for "interesting". The amount and type of facial hair I have varies (as you can probably tell from the pictures).
Interests Etc: I spend much of my free time watching Netflix or playing videogames. I'm hardly a "country boy", but I do enjoy the outdoors and go boating and fishing in the warmer months. I mostly listen to metal, but I also like trance and rock. I go to concerts on occasion.
What I'm Looking For: First off, I'm really only looking for a long-term, monogamous relationship. I'm not looking for anything casual or short term. I want someone who can commit and won't abandon the relationship when/if things get rough. Having similar interest would be great, but a compatible personality is by far the most important factor. I'm looking for someone I can have a proper conversation with. Whether it's a deep, intellectual conversation, or just talking about random/arbitrary things. I am an atheist, but I'm willing to date someone who isn't. As long as you don't try to convert me, I won't try to push my beliefs on you. My family and friends are an odd assortment of religious and political beliefs, and it's never really a problem.
*Note: I'm not as aggressive or forward as most guys on here. If I'm messaging you and am continuing the conversation, that means I'm interested. I tend to be overly formal when using text based communication (messaging, testing, etc), but I am less so in person.
I am open to suggestions. I would just like to do something that she would enjoy and that would provide time to talk and get to know one another. I guess if she leaves it up to me I would take her out to eat somewhere (I'm just that creative). I'm usually not big on fancy/formal restaurants, but I would go if that's what she wanted. As long as she's happy I really don't particularly care what we do. My primary objective of a first date is to get to know my date and see if we are compatible enough for a long term relationship.