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 in the mental health field for the last 3 years or so. 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".
Interests Etc: I spend much of my free time watching Netflix or playing videogames. I also 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. I've trained in a variety of martial arts over the years, though most of my time was spend practicing taekwondo. I currently don't go to any classed though.
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 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.