Hello there. I'm trying online dating since I don't really have a lot of time to go out a lot as some others do, and the bar scene isn't really my thing anyway since I don't drink. I enjoyed writing in college, so sorry for the long read. But if you are interested, then you would read at least most of it. Anyway, here's a little about me.
Some people call me quiet. Some call me reserved or an old soul. I guess those are true in a way. I usually listen before speaking my opinion. Some people do mistake me for being uptight or too serious because I am "quiet", but once you talk with me and get to know me, I'm actually quite relaxed, silly, and goofy, always trying to put a smile on someone's face.
When it comes to my social life, I am someone who would rather have 5 very close friends compared to someone who has 20 so called friends. In life, it is most important to me to be honest with myself and those around me. Basically, to me, a true friend is someone I trust. I don't stick around if you have self-destructive behavior. I like to surround myself with positive people and those with a similar mindset. I believe heavily on self-reliance. I don't ever want someone to "need" me, I just want someone who knows how to take care of themselves, and then "wants" to be with somebody to share life's adventures.
I get along with people who don't worry about everything and just flow with their ups and downs. I like people who face their problems instead of avoiding them (easier said than done, right?). I also like people who have a passion for something and have the courage and determination to pursue it. Otherwise, what's the point of having the passion in the first place?
I am a bit of a nerd too. I do enjoy the occasional escape into a video game. I’ve played them since I was a kid and have always enjoyed them. Now I'm mostly interested in their artistic appeal, like the storyline, original settings, characters, and immersion. I like how in order for a video game or movie to work, you still have to use your imagination. Some of my favorites are Amnesia, Bioshock, Batman Arkham City, Hitman series, Assassin's Creed, Half-Life, among many others. Movies are always a great time for me as well. I enjoy all types but I really like the ones with a strong personal impact and that make you think afterwards. Some of my favorites are Lord of the Rings, The Man From Nowhere, Battle Royale, Uncle Buck, Collateral, Heat, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and Drive, just to name a few. Big fan of Ghostbusters too! Other nerdy stuff I'm into are just rewatching old cartoon shows that I grew up with as a kid. What makes you a bit of a nerd?
I really enjoy being outdoors. I believe many people are disconnected from nature since we have so many influences in the media cramming stupid ideas into our brains that we don't take the time to step outside and enjoy this great place we get to live out our lives. I'm not just talking about the backyard either. Go explore your local woods or something. Be adventurous. I can always enjoy a walk with the dog or a picnic out in a park. I also enjoy exercising outside. I'm not a big fan of gyms with all the amenities and air conditioning. I have had a gym membership before, but after training and exercising outside, I don't see the need for one. Whether it's hot or cold, you just have to dress right and stay hydrated.
I am grateful for my loving and supportive family. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today. They have always encouraged me in anything that I pursue.
In a relationship, I look for integrity. Honesty is important in my life, and I believe it leads to the happiest and most fulfilled relationships. If you can’t be honest with yourself, how do you expect to be honest with anyone else? With that in mind, I'm looking for some dates and if something more comes out of it, great! I would definitely like someone to cuddle up with in the cold winters and hit the beach and go swimming in the hot summers. Also, I like a woman to have confidence in her appearance. Of course, a good sense of humor goes a long way with me. I like to joke and laugh a lot, which makes life more fun. In addition to those things, I need a woman who believes in a healthy lifestyle and taking care of her own body. Athleticism is always a plus, but not a requirement. Flirting is fun, but I’m more interested in what you really think and feel. So, let me know and be honest about it...
A great date for me would usually include lots of conversation since I would want to get to know you. I enjoy all sorts of activities, from simple things such as walks or picnics, to a full day filled with fun and exciting activities. When it comes to sports, I would rather be playing them instead of watching them on TV. If I were watching them, I would much rather be at the live event. I always enjoy cuddling on up next to a fire and just talking, or I like to watch a good movie on the couch after a nice dinner. But for a first date, grabbing a bite to eat is always good, since food always brings people together. And then after some good eats, a nice walk to let the food settle and get to know each other is always relaxing.