After looking at my pictures you might have noticed that the backdrop is decidedly not Iowa. I travel to Seattle/Vancouver often, so my current pics have a Pacific NW background. To be honest, a permanent escape to the West Coast is something I would do given the appropriate chance. But I guess for now I am hanging in Iowa.
By the way, don't just message me with a "Hey there :)". I get a bunch of these. Try something a little more interesting. But I guess if you are smoking hot a "hey there" will certainly get my attention, haha.
Ok here are the obligatory interest/hobby statements: I love to travel, just like everybody else on here. Spending time being active outdoors is a top priority. I like to hang out in a bar, drink a few beers, and be social on occasion. Lately I have been doing some karaoke and having some fun with it. But, I do need a little downtime at home as well, and enjoy it.
I have a successful career in teaching and research. It is a stable job and it's pretty fun most days. It allows me to travel often for "work" - also known as conferences. If you go to professional conferences for your job, I think you know what I mean, haha. But in general, my job tends to take over my life during the school year. It is challenging to meet new people as a result. So that's why I use online dating.
On the downside, although it is relatively easy to meet people online, it seems much harder to find someone that you really connect with. And a connection really is my goal on here.
What makes me unique? I think you have to figure that one out for yourself. All I know is if we connect, it's going to be fun.