I like going for walks, playing cards, dancing to '80s music, relaxing. learning . I like exploring new places and learning new things. I'm pretty liberal. I'm a vegetarian. I moved to California 10 years ago from New York state for graduate school. Now that I'm done with graduate school, I work as a software engineer. I hike a lot in the Berkeley hills.
Ideally I'm looking for a loving long term relationship. Someone to talk to, be silly with, grow with, connect intellectually with, be in love with, and fall asleep cuddling with. Someone that I can have good communication and intimacy with. You should be intelligent, a good communicator, reasonably in shape, and affectionate. Someone that knows that a good relationship takes some work, but that it's totally worth it.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Talk and get to know each other. No rush. Dinner, drinks, or a walk. Maybe a kiss if things go well.