I am 23 years old and honestly i'm done with the games that girls, and for that matter, everyone plays. I want someone who isn't afraid to be themself. Someone who intimidates me with their boldness. I've found it very hard to relate to people in general latley. I'm young and ambitious and I don't have time for people trying to bring me down. I know it sounds like I'm complaining but I'm not, because I have a strong beleif that there is someone out there just for me. Yes I still beleive in the "one". I'm not convinced that this site is going to bring me to her but it's worth a shot. I don't want a girl, I want a woman. Someone to compliment my life and vice versa. Not someone who "needs" me around in order to be happy. I do have many passions and I can relate to almost anyone as I've been through many different walks of life. A few of my interests are music. I love everything about musical expression. I sing and dabble in songwriting, it's the best way to get my emotions out. few of my favorite artists and bands are The Used, Against Me!, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Death Cab For Cutie, Sublime, Emmure, Everytime I Die etc., I also love to cook. I do cook for a living and have been for over 5 years and I love the art behind creating different meals and the expression on people's faces when they try my food. I still have much to learn in that aspect but I am enrolled in school at Johnson & Wales to further my learning. In all reality I'm pretty happy with myself nowadays doing pretty much anything. I'm interested in living life for what it's worth and not just dealing with the way things are. I feel as though the question "why" has been lost in some ignorant bliss that people are taught just to accept things the way they are. Well I for one will always question things that don't make sense to me and I want someone who does the same. Just putting it out there, I am a recovering alchoholic/addict that has been clean for almost 9 months. But me being sober does not stop me from having fun. I try not to put any limitaions on life except for the fact that I can't drink. A few things that I look for in a woman besides the before mentioned criteria is sense of humor!!! I have to be able to laugh and have a good time with whoever I'm with(even if that means just laughing at my jokes lol). I do have physical preferences but don't we all. I love dark hair, tattoos and piercings. I have 5 tats with many more on the way, septum is pierced and my ears are gauged. If you don't have tattoos or anything don't be afraid to message me, it's just a preference. Anyway I think I've said enough about what I'm looking for, if anything I've said has intrigued you in any way then please don't hesitate to message me. I'll be sure to respond.