We probably have a few things to talk about if you can relate to most of my interests.
I enjoy good banter and good food - especially together. I'm comfortable meeting new people and find it easy to initiate conversation. People can be fascinating and I appreciate it, usually, when they share their experiences and adventures. I have noticed, though, that many men in the PNW are more conservative than in other places - like Colorado and California (I've lived in both). This is curious because the overall energy here is very mellow and inviting and doesn't seem to reflect the collective vibe of all the people, which seems a little inhibited. Not sure what to make of this.
It's in my nature to want to be in a relationship even though I'm also very independent. It feels right seeing 'our' toothbrushes together in the toothbrush holder and 'our' clothes hanging together in the closet. Sounds corny, but hey - that's me.
Monotony is a spirit breaker for me. Repetition is hell and I'm not talking about lifting weights. I'm talking about never doing anything new - even if it's walking my dog around the neighborhood in a different direction. I simply have to do new things often or at least do old things in new ways often. I welcome challenges and most things new and sparkly - like the sun on a lake I've not been to!
I've heard that baked Brussel sprouts with cheese and sea salt are good. I've yet to try them. I'm afraid.
Update: I conquered the Brussel issue. Here's the lowdown; Oven on Bake/350. Lay down fresh spinach leaves and diced tomatoes on aluminum foil/baking tray. Sautee Brussels, minced garlic and sausage. Heat up a veggie black bean patty. Once all the goodness is done on the stove, heap the entire mess onto the spinach and tomatoes. Cover with sharp cheddar, parmesan, black pepper and sea salt.
Bake until cheese starts to brown.
Please be goal oriented, smart, curious, playful and enjoy holding hands in public.
And last - if you have young children at home (they're still in elementary school) we're just not a match. Obviously you need to devote a lot of your time to their schooling and extracurricular activities. I've already been there, done that, with my kids who are now young adults living on their own or in college.