I've spent a long time online, in and out, and written so many iterations of posts. Hard to know what words are the right ones. I've moved to a different place every couple years, Massachusetts, Connecticut, now Washington. Had different jobs, mental health, private naval security, now I drive transit busses and I'm trying to get into the railroad or police academy, learning to fly, and how I might pursue a master's degree in astronomy. I've traveled around the country, hopped freight trains, and I'm currently trying to hike every trail in the area. I collect handguns and target shoot I put great energy into passions. I keep to myself, and am very much introspective and mostly introverted. I'm open minded and easygoing, dreamy and silly and whimsical, but I won't be pushed around. I have experienced that butterfly feeling of being in love, and that's what I'm looking for again.
I've done these things, but without someone to love beside you, it's sort of like talking to yourself... A muted world, with less color, a sadder beauty. I want someone I can admire for her personality, walk together in warm summer twilight, hike long trails on the weekends. Play some chess, cook supper together, snuggle on the couch watching a movie. Who appreciates my loyalty and intensity and openness and reflects it all in herself. Who wants to live dreams with me and finds simple pleasures in life. Someone strong, that I can't dominate by default. You can even be a little stronger than me. As long as our relationship is 50/50 and built on respect and trust.
Please have your sh*ttogether and KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, be in good shape with no kids, willing to contribute and expand on our conversation until we meet. I match strongly with more introverted, independent women. I have a weakness for short hair, tomboys, short and petite types. Simply write me a message. How and what you write will pretty much tell me who you are and if we want to push forward. We'll know it when we meet; everything will flow together and we can't stop thinking about each other. Write to me, meet me, and we'll find out.
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)