About Me: My name is Jared. I recently got an apartment in Des Moines, though I'm originally from Knoxville, IA. I'm the quiet, reserved type of person who doesn't show a lot of emotion. I'm also pretty contemplative and often get lost in thought. I'm not very good at this whole "dating and picking-up women" sort of thing. As anyone who has gotten a message from me can attest to, I'm not great at starting a conversation with someone I don't know well. I'm also not sure how to flirt in a text-based format without coming off as "creepy", so I usually don't try. That being said, I do much better was a relationship has developed. I'm loyal, patient, considerate, and can have an argument without getting upset and making it personal. I'm just stuck on the "starting a relationship" step.
Interests Etc: I have a B.A. in Psychology and currently work in a group home for people with mental disorders (schizophrenia, bi-polar, etc). I find mental illness, and psychology in general, to be very interesting.
I listen to music a lot, at least a couple of hours per day. I'm very much a "metal-head" although I also listen to rock and electronic/trance/industrial. My favorite bands are Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Swallow the Sun, Disarmonia Mundi, Soilwork, In Flames, and Novembre. I go to concerts pretty often. I mostly got to metal shows, but I usually try avoid the mosh pits.
I'm also an avid gamer. My time is currently divided between my PS3 and 360. I'm a fan of Devil May Cry, Silent Hill, Halo, Minecraft, Resident Evil, Zelda, and many others.
I've practiced Taekwondo for many years and have also trained in Muay Thai and Hapkido. I'm a fan of MMA and kickboxing. I also follow Formula One racing. Otherwise I'm not particularly interested in sports. I fish occasionally, with mixed results.
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.
As far as religious and political views go, I don't really care as long as you don't try to force them on me. I have friends and family members all over the religious and political spectrum. I myself am a moderate libertarian and agnostic.
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 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 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. I'm also not the kind of guy who tries to get a girl into bed on the first date, so you won't have to worry about that.
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