I'm a simple, shy guy. Get to know me. I loathe and abhor complication. There are a great many things I enjoy (including the power of words).
Here is a tidbit for you, to get you started, look at my interests :) I prefer one-to-one conversations then preaching to the masses, although I can and have, it's not my cup of tea.
Lets see, I like to go bowling, I like to stargaze when I can (light pollution sucks!) I am into photography too and on occasion try to couple it with stargazing. I like a lot of different types of music, mostly modern rock but I'll listen to almost anything. I'm generally a very quiet and shy person, I prefer the quality company of one person over the quantity of many people. I am fiercely loyal to those I love and will do anything for them without question. I'm attentive and intuitive. I'm the type of person you always seek to have around you but am hard to find, and even harder to bring out of my shell. While I am shy, I am direct, I don't play games with the intent to deceive and hurt. Please, don't let my forwardness deter you.
Some day, I aim to own my own business, in the meantime, I am condemned to work at someone else's Will to earn a living. To that end, I've started college but life and finances have forced me to put the next couple of semesters on hold. I full-well intend on returning to school as it's been a goal for a long time and I have no intentions of not completing it. My determination to finish is almost as fierce as my loyalty.
I'm rather eclectic, eccentric and erratic at times. I'm supposed to talk about myself and what makes me unique? How in the hell can I do that? I'm unique because I'm me and I'm ****ing awesome! Pretty much, in my own way, yeah, so is every one else. We just have to learn how to see it.
I also tend to work too much (especially in the summer), I also work harder then most.
I'm very serious about finding someone. If I've sent you a message, it's because I read your profile, and because I've considered what I've read. There is more to me then what I've put here, this is just a small sampling, take the time to get to know me, then make a decision. Don't just delete my message because I fail to meet some topographical estimate of what you subconsciously desire (because that's not always gonna work.) I'm also direct an opinionated (as you can no doubt tell), I also have zero patience for mind games. Be up front, be honest, tell me what you want and don't want and things will go much easier, I can guarantee that I will at the very least have that much respect for you and treat you the same as I would want to be treated. Keep in mind that I'm also shy, I really am, so while I have put much thought and effort I to this, it was not easy, and neither would be any messages, they may be either too much or too little, try and engage me and see how I respond. A little effort on your part, to match my own can go a long way. /endrant
A meal is good, in a nice quiet, low-key setting. I want to be able to hear you without having to say things like "I'm sorry, can you repeat that" or "what." If it's too loud then I don't want to be there because I won't be able to hear you and that's the whole point of going out together on a first date isn't it? To get to know each other. How in the hell are we going to do that if we can't hear each other!?! Besides, if it's too loud, then it's likely too crowded and that's too much.