Hmmm...what should you know about me?
Well, I love trying new things and I believe one should never stop learning. I try to live by the credo that I'll try anything twice...once to see if I like it...and twice to be sure. So I've done a lot of random stuff in the past...some of it awesome...and some...well lets just say...there are stories :) Far too many to list in a profile, But I do think one of the best parts about getting to know someone is learning things from each other that you may never have thought about before.
As far as hobbies go, I enjoy photography of all kinds; stills, video, landscapes, models, food, randomness on the street...you name it. I love to cook and experiment with food...usually successfully...but sometimes...definitely not. I would call myself a foodie...as in lover of all kinds of food but not a snob about it. I also love to travel, though I haven't gotten to do as much of it lately as I would like. I have a list a mile long of places both in and out of the country I want to visit but am usually down for an inpromptu road trip on the weekend too. I have also just gotten my SCUBA certification so i am also excited about finding a dive buddy that I can explore the sub-surface world with. So there are bonus points if you have that kind of adventurous and spontaneous spirit.
I guess what it boils down to is I'm a laid back person, anti-drama (though sometimes you can't escape it) with a definite geeky side that usually manifests in random movie/TV quotes in conversation, a fondness for all things 80s and BBC related, a collection of gamer friends that I only really know from the Internet and a knowledge base of random information that is utterly useless. I enjoy people who don't take life too seriously and can laugh at themselves, at me, and the absurdity of life without being mean spirited.
I'd like to meet someone who is genuinely as interested in what makes me tick as I am in learning about them. I'm not looking for a one nighter. I will admit to being terrible at this "dating game" because I prefer honest and forthright people who are who they are from the start, good bad and ugly. Personally, I think "Playing the game" has more to do with how quickly you can get someone in bed than actually dating. I just don't see the need for games if you're trying to get to know the real person to find a meaningful connection. It's just a waste of time either dancing around with uncertainty of your feelings or delaying finding out what they are really like. Just be yourself. Confidence and comfort in your own skin are sexy. If we can be at ease around eachother from the start, that's a good sign.
Well if you've read this far down in my profile I guess that bodes well! Sorry for the novel (did I mention I enjoy writing too?) If you'd still like to chat, tell me something about yourself.
First dates, in my opinion should be relaxed and without any expectations. Too many expectations and people get nervous...or at least I get nervous. Let's do something you would do any other day. Grab coffee or a drink. Take a walk and talk. Sit somewhere and people watch. Something simple, that way, if there's no chemistry...you're not locked into hours of awkward conversation or activity...but if there is something there, there's nothing stopping you from staying together longer.