A little bit about myself: I work nights but I do get a day or two off per week... It's just tricky trying to set up social stuff with you "day walkers." :P But I think I can do it if you and I can compromise. I know this is probably a dealbreaker for many.
I am independent and self-sufficient; I own my own home, car, and I have a job that takes care of me. This doesn't mean I'm all set, there's still a lot of living to do :D. I don't have too many people in my life so I do have room for one more ;)
I love music, mostly rock, which means I have a lot of fav's (no rap, no country, no modern pop). I have a growing collection of vinyl because analog is waaay better than digital. I can prove it :D I also like producing music, playing guitar or a scosh of ukelele. Those are all fun hobbies. Everyone should have an artistic outlet... Or they risk becoming a robot.
I have learned the hard way that there are a few things I don't like. I'll be specific: Someone with a nasty attitude, too many shitty friends (i.e. negative people who use others), someone with 2 or 3 "baby daddies," chronically unemployed, choosing Welfare as a career, violent, fake, angry, married or in a relationship, etc.
I had to put my issues/hangups out now.
I have one 13-year-old daughter and I love her more than anything else, and I am done creating little peoples. It is perfectly okay if you have a child or two; I prefer the well-behaved ones, like my daughter. I like kids, they come into this chaotic world with a clean slate and become their own person based on their upbringing; it takes a parent to inspire and guide them. But if they are too unruly we can opt to ship them to China and put them to work in a Nike factory. Kidding :P
What do I want in a relationship? I hope to find out! If you are reading this, then you can relate :)
Hmm... Some place with a lot of exits. Kidding... I mean, the first date would be subsequent to getting to know one another here; just to weed out the crazies. Then, we go somewhere with no obligations, preconceived notions, etc. I love to try new foods. I also like to take a walk somewhere more rural than the city. Even the Tommy Thompkins trail, Padilla, some nice beach, a light hike, whatever.