Hey everyone, I'm David. 34, straight male, pantheist, vegan, no kids and never married. I've done the being-single thing for a really long time and I've got from it what I think I needed. It's been a great adventure, but I'm ready to move on to something new. A deeper level of human connection. I'm looking for love. Casual is fine at first, but if it has no potential of going somewhere over time I'd just assume avoid the situation altogether.
I'm a filmmaker (youtube.com/vagabondfilmmaker) and 95% of the work I do is volunteer, so I make very little money. I follow my heart and my passions, and that's lead me to a path of gift economics and minimalism. I don't have a fixed address or predictable income. I technically live in my van, but most nights I have lodging covered either by those I'm doing volunteer work for or friends in the area. I have given up many conveniences to live a life that lines up with my morals and goals. My number one goal in life: to travel the world and do volunteer/humanitarian work. And probably build my own off-grid home so I can grow my own food at some point, when I find the right place.
I'm very logical/analytical and into nerdy stuff like watching science lectures/panels/talks and listening to audiobooks. I watch that sort of thing more than television or movies. I study philosophy and psychology. I love to jam out on my ukulele and make up silly songs on the fly. I'm very light-hearted. I randomly break out in different accents and am always trying to work in a bad pun to any conversation. I love to cook and make fancy dishes. I love standup comedy.
Volunteer work pretty much rules my life. I go from one volunteer project to the next. I've been described by many people throughout my life as "intense". The things I care about, I truly care about. I try to live strictly by my ethics and where I'm not living by them, I'm at least aware of my hypocrisy and am working to be less of a hypocrite. I'm aware of where I still need to make changes and I'm working on myself constantly.
I'm an open book. Facebook.com/vagabondfilms
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The following are a list of qualities I find particularly attractive:
Someone who is humble, but accomplished. You can't practice humility if you have nothing to be proud of.
A passion for something meaningful to you. Perhaps you compose music or like endurance running or really get into cooking, but passion for something is a must.
Depth. You'd rather watch a documentary or read a book than binge watch some tv series on Netflix. Nothing is sexier than a mind that's ripe to explore and capable of discussing something meaningful.
A solid education. You don't have to have a degree, but if you're an adult I feel it's reasonable to expect you to have a basic grasp on grammar and spelling.
A sense of adventure. You're fun to be around. Tubing down a river, riding bikes along a parkway, hiking to a waterfall, exploring a cave, going to some hot springs, swimming in a lake, frisbee golf, road trip, snow sledding, backpacking into a camping spot... all things I love, so I need someone who can keep up.
Natural beauty. Makeup is such a turnoff for me. Not a deal breaker, but you earn lots of extra points with me if you don't wear makeup. Name brands are kind of a turnoff too. Be you, not your things.
Compassion. Helping those in need, small acts of kindness, charity and volunteer work. You're the type that offers your coat to someone shivering and pulls over to help the person broken down on the side of the road.
Honesty. I know some things you may not want to tell me until we've reached a place where we feel safe sharing ourselves completely with each other. Trust takes time, but I need someone willing to build up that trust.
A plan. You know what you want in life. You have goals. You're not content to just live out your days working at a job you have no passion for just to pay bills and perpetuate the cycle of work to live and live to work.
A sense of humor. You don't take yourself too seriously. You smile and laugh often. You tell jokes. You're comfortable being a goofball.
Your partying days are behind you. You enjoy the occasional night out with friends and having a few drinks, but it's not a weekly ritual and a race to see how fast you can get stumbling drunk.
You're upbeat and choose to always see the good in situations and people. You also try to amplify that feeling in others and bring out the best in them. Your natural response to any bad situation is to point out the good in it.
You're firm with your values and belief system. You don't just pay lip service, you walk the walk for the talk you talk.
Kids are fine but if you have baby daddy drama and he makes your life a living hell... pass.
*******The more of these qualities you possess, the more I want to hear from you.