Hello, my name is Michael. I have just gotten back from a short stint hopping freight trains for adventure, and I'll be collecting my things and moving to Seattle most likely by August.
I believe relationships should consist of high respect and appreciation for each other, rare arguing and mainly, striving to do more for your partner then you do for yourself. Lying to your partner should be unthinkable. I try my hardest to live according to the Golden Rule and want my partner to seek the same while being able to stand her own ground. In that same line of thought though, I also believe you should get what you deserve, be it good or bad. I play chess and Magic when opponents are available (hardly ever), read a lot, hike, mountain bike. I'm interested in learning Krav Maga, fencing, and falconry when I get to Washington. My biggest hobby is collecting handguns and target shooting. I am reliable and smart, and commonly called a sarcastic smartass. I am introverted, and my Pisces horoscope says I'm lazy, but only in things I don't care about. I've found that to be pretty accurate although I don't actually believe in astrology. I know myself very well, what I like and don't like which sometimes makes me appear inflexible. I see most things in life as either black or white, and only sometimes with a touch of gray. When I DO care, I put great focus and energy and passion into it.
I need a woman who believes in relationships the way I do and loves the outdoors. She'd probably be introverted, capable and independent, enjoys bantering and teasing (each other), is above the drama and pettiness I see in people every day, and who will side with me, and I with you, against the world when it comes down to the wire. Who communicates instead of "hinting" and feels that setting aside time each day for intimacy is essential. Please be in decent shape, no kids, hard drugs, or smokers. Not essential but nonetheless excellent if you are also sarcastic, love Super Mario World, and don't believe that aspartame is going to kill you. I also have a thing for short hair and strangely colored hair, but I can't handle the weird piercings that frequently go with that type of woman... Tell me about yourself! Ramble, prattle, banter, lament, anything that will keep us talking until we meet :)
I really would rather have a first date as quickly as comfortably possible after making written contact. I don't answer/write to people who have short or nonexistent profiles, so if we're talking then I already have a high interest.
What I tend to do is this: A long walk somewhere for icebreaking. The ocean, an easy hiking trail, off a short pier. This should be enough time to see if the person is right. After that, we can do anything, typically dinner if we're still interested, as long as everything I ask you isn't "I don't know." (That was long date, for sure)