I am on my path with clear goals for the future. I don't need a lover to validate my existence. I want a partner to walk beside me and SHARE our existences. If all we find is friendship along the way, we have both gained a friend, and there's always room in my heart for one more awesome friend!
Whether it's for a short time or for life, I want someone who will invest as much of themselves into me as I invest into them. Nothing is more gratifying than reciprocal resonance with another being that knows you--REALLY knows you--and still desires to be near you as much as possible.
I am seeking companions of every sort, but only those that are meaningful. I don't expect our goals to match, but I DO want to make lifelong connections even if our paths diverge later. Parting ways doesn't mean ending the friendship.
I love discovering new people, learning about each other, finding our common interests, exploring each other's unique traits, feeling connected to each other, being attracted to each other, exploring the giddy newness of a beautiful creature, and even falling in love. This plane of existence is richer and more meaningful when you have others to share it with, and it doesn’t matter WHERE you find one another—at a bar, online, in a grocery store—as long as you FIND each other.
WHAT I AM ATTRACTED TO:
- Intelligence and intellectualism (we have to be able to communicate in the same language, even if we come from different schools of thought)
- Liberal-but-peaceful mindsets (no zealots or bigots)
- Fitness and health without pretentiousness or self-absorption (too much makeup and overpriced clothing is a turn-off, and don't spend more time working out than you do hanging out)
- Symmetry and orderliness with a touch of chaos (perfection is an illusion; embrace your oddities and find your own balance)
- Organic beauty with authentic personal expression (the unexpected tattoo, cute nose-piercing, or toe ring is way hotter than someone on a mission to make a statement...although I have seen some full body ink that is pretty frikkin hot)
“ME” IN A NUTSHELL (the tedious details):
I have a daughter who means the world to me. She is the only reason I haven’t moved across the globe. I have her every other weekend, and she will always be an integral part of my future plans. If you also have children from previous relationships, I see this as opportunity for G-rated play-dates, not as a hindrance to us hanging out.
I’m listed as Buddhist, but I don’t practice any form of religious ritual nor do I subscribe to any single set of beliefs. It's more like a representation of what my daily philosophy is when dealing with everyday problems.
My perspective on Life, Purpose, the Universe, and Death is a constantly evolving process. I do NOT believe in divinity of any form or the supernatural, and my most current religious “label” of choice is Igtheist. Having said that, I believe that every single individual lifeform has the right to their own private beliefs, and I respect that as long as they don’t try to impose those beliefs on others or judge others for having a different view.
I practice yoga regularly and I try to eat as healthy as I can, given the food choices we have available to us in today’s society and economy. I am paleo-pescetarian (seafood is the only source of animal protein in my diet, and I avoid excess carbs and processed foods); but I don’t care if you eat meat, and I will even prepare meat-based meals for you if I like you enough. ;)
Probably just something laid back, like conversations over coffee, or maybe a casual stroll through a park on a nice day. Nothing pretentious or intense for that first-time meetup. Nerves are already on edge when you go on a first date, so I prefer to keep it as chill as possible...with no expectations.