There's a lot here, so feel free to skim unless you really want to know everything.
To the beautiful woman reading this,
Talking to women on dating sites, including my sister, I'm aware that women receive many, many messages (often more than they can keep up with, no matter how much you want to). Many from men (or perhaps, in maturity, boys) essentially running 'games,' with varying degrees of effort, all towards a single, simple agenda: To get laid.
So let's be candid, we pretty much all want physical intimacy, and the healthiest of us want to give and receive well and often. It's a mistake society still makes to assume women want this any less than men do. But I think that, *on average* it's safe to say, women want, at very least, things to be of a little more substance than men do. I can't tell you how many profiles I've read of women addressing men who are just looking to hook-up and/or just copy & paste the same message over and over.
And honestly, it's not like I'm not interested in finding the same thing (probably like you), but more than that, I'm looking for something genunine. It's basically a prerequiste. Something with chemistry, a real connection, and some sense of trust before anything happens. And who knows, perhaps more.
I am looking for something substantive, but I can't and won't force it, and by my standards, I don't imagine I'll find it easily. I'm sure you're coming from pretty much the same place. A lot of people believe you can't possibly find something significant online, but I think it's as likely to be found here as anywhere else.
None of us want to waste our time. And we're all here to, if nothing else, have fun, make genuine, new connections.
I'm a web developer at an web ad agency. The kind with scooters, pool tables, video game consoles, and free food. I worked hard and smarter to get here.
I'm intelligent, funny, well educated, successful, and passionate. I WILL make you smile if you let me, and probably even if you don't.
I love the ocean. I sail and I'm scuba certified. I spent the first 10 years of my life on islands and I'm a decent surfer. I also enjoy snowboarding a lot, and pretty much all kinds of adventures, as you might've guessed, but I enjoy staying in, and cooking a great meal with someone, too.
I'm slender but I've been told that I'm also built like a hockey player by someone who knows hockey players, so I have an athletic build but I wouldn't call myself an athlete. But I have done a fair amount of Ultimate Frisbee and Krav Maga and I enjoy swimming and hiking a lot.
So I could go on and on about my hobbies and interests, etc. which are pretty ecletic. But those things aren't all that define us. I'm likely better defined by my large, supportive family, the good mother that raised me, my (quiet and personal) faith, and my great group of fun friends.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, and they're as important to me as anyone else, and yet they tell so little about who we are, or how we interact, or what we look like when we're telling a great story. I think it's a good idea to meet up for coffee or something, sooner rather than later.
I've been asked about my screen name a few times; someone who knows me well once jokingly nicknamed me Wicked Solstice Baby because of my birthdate, among other things.