I'm an intelligent, curiously adventurous, well-traveled, athletic person who is looking for someone amazing. I enjoy an array of physical activities such as running, hiking, biking (road and mountain), swimming, and weight-training. I always have my sights set on a new goal/challenge and this year I am building up to a Half Iron Man. Taking personal responsibility for one's health and well-being is an important character trait.
I enjoy reading and oftentimes my selections are non-fiction about culture, politics, socioeconomics, and a dose of history. My DVR has liberated me from the need to stay glued to a TV. I like a good movie however hollywood's insistence on demonstrating to the World how increasingly uncreative they are by continually recycling old ideas has left me increasingly pessimistic. To call my musical tastes eclectic would be an understatement and a close examination of my iTune's playlist would most likely leave you confused as to how to best categorize me musically. A deep love of live music manifests itself into a heightened level of excitement when a good band is going to play within a 200 mile radius. Music is the soundtrack to the story of my life.
I am passionate about traveling and exploring new places. I'm open-minded, love trying new things (SCUBA, skydiving, Triathlon), and meeting new people. I do have some "old school" values that were instilled upon me; however, I'm not bound by the constraints of traditional gender roles - let's define our roles together. I'm independent, can cook and clean on my own but would welcome someone who wants to join me in the kitchen.
Something public and casual that allows us to get to know each other better. After the first date, perhaps something active like hiking, running, rock climbing, zip lining, a sporting event, or any number of fun things. Movies as a first date are cliche and the only things we will learn about each from sitting beside one another for 2 hours are individual notions of acceptable levels of personal hygiene and cell phone etiquette.