I am from northeastern Ohio. That is where my family and friends reside. I love science and the outdoors. I love to camp and spending time in nature, and exploring places. I also enjoy visiting new cities. I am open to travel... just not interested in doing it alone. I play video games, and I built my own computer. I can be nerdy... I love to learn. I enjoy being goofy and making people laugh...other people seem to enjoy it. I can have a sarcastic sense of humor, which sometimes catches people off guard. I'm up front and honest, I'll talk about everything, I'm really good at talking out conflicts/arguments. If you're unwilling to talk through arguments or honestly about feelings/thoughts we won't make it. I'm a really good listener and have been told I can give really good advice.
I believe any two people can love each other. However, for a relationship to work they have to choose to make a life together, which is something way different than just loving another person. I firmly believe that all romantic relationships are friendships first. If there is something more it will happen on its own. There is nothing more frustrating and futile than trying to make someone be something they are not. Going along with that, although this is a dating site, I prefer to meet and make friends first before assuming I will begin dating someone exclusively. This isn't to say I want to date multiple people, I just want to progress slowly. I understand a certain level of attraction beyond a friendship must be present from the beginning... I'm a good person and I don't want to rush anything...
I am not exactly happy with where I am in life. It would be fun to find someone to share experiences with. It would definitely enhance things. However, I'm in no hurry. It needs to be the right person, no rush. I've spent a long time alone and am not afraid to be alone. I have a very wide variety of interests and I am constantly taking in new information about all kinds of things. I am comfortable at being outdoors and not having all the comfortable things. I am not materialistic. I have picked up a lot of handyman skills. I am highly adaptable to many situations. At heart I am a simple person. I am straight forward and honest. What you see is what you get. I am confident. I know who I am and what I want. I don't play games with people, and I expect the same. I am not rude or a d***, I have tact and use it as much as appropriate. With that, I don't take crap from people. No one walks on water with me... If you ever want to know something you just have to ask, I am very direct.
Note: Lots of pets (like more than 3 to 4) are a deal-breaker and my family/friends are important to me. If you can't accept them... then we won't make it. I've found the need to be more than obvious with this information: I do want kids, but am easy going about it. If it is going to happen great, but I'm not forcing it. With that, I can accept being a step parent, but ideally I'm looking for a situation where I have the opportunity for having my own. I have 3 nieces that I adore... I am great with young kids. With my job, I have a lot of experience dealing with teenagers. I have great rapport building skills and am an awesome uncle/mentor/support, etc.
I would like a nice dinner or anything that is not threatening to either person. Anywhere we could talk would be great. Just a fair warning - I have an intense and strong personality (or so I have been told.)
I am really into the outdoors so walks in the park, touring the countryside, going for coffee or dinner sounds good. I am not into the loud and crowded bar scene.