I'm a fun loving, friendly guy who enjoys meeting new people and good conversation. I'm looking forward to meeting some like-minded people who are interested in making a new friend. My ultimate goal is to meet my soul mate; a smart, sexy, sweet woman who is the most beautiful woman on the planet to me, so we can spend the rest of our years laughing and loving each other through thick and thin.
Here are a few things that may help you understand me:
I love the water. My love of it goes beyond the typical "I love to take walks along the beach holding hands with a special lady at sunset." I mean who doesn't like that? I love swimming and being on or in the water. It gives me peace. I have been made fun of in the past for saying "I'll be out in five minutes" as I'm bobbing in the middle of a lake at dusk. I like boating of any sort, and after trying scuba a number of years ago, I'm FINALLY getting certified. (I am beyond excited.)
Yep, I consider myself a foodie. I love good food and (um some people might say) I have VERY eccentric tastes when it comes to food. I typically have co-workers stop by my desk to see what bizarre thing I'm enjoying on any given day. I LOVE working in the International District and enjoy the varieties of food it has to offer. I like cooking even though I sometime wonder if I can. I prefer to explore a little hole in the wall rather the large chain establishments when I dine. Typically I like sushi, dim sum, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican and Thai to name a few. PLEASE DON'T TRY TO FEED ME OLIVES OR ASPARAGUS, that's where I draw the line.
I believe I come off as shy (some may say guarded,) at first, but once people talk to me they begin to wonder what they were thinking (Usually within the first 15 minutes - I'm not shy and typically well received by the people I meet).
Most people find me very funny in a twisted sort of way. I love to laugh, I laugh easily and love to entertain others. That doesn't mean I'm not serious but sometimes life is hard and a good belly laugh is the best cure.
Communication and honesty are key with me. If you are unable to, or are unwilling share your feelings please move on. Let's save both a lot of time and heartache. Let's get to know each other, be emotionally available an express our feelings to one another without calling names or being cruel. (Gosh, I think I sound like Dr Phil....) Besides, that's what best friends do.
I'm not an old "fuddy duddy." I'm grounded but like to have fun. I feel I've been in a rut the last number of years, and want to explore what life has to offer. I want to share my life with someone who wants live life and share new experiences with.
Kids, I'm a big fan. My biggest regret in life is not having any of my own. I'm lucky that I have a number of friends who do.
I love cooking a meal together while sharing a glass of red wine, then cuddling up on the couch. The best days...most days should ends that way. I'm not about going out and socializing all of the time. I would prefer spending quiet times at home with the woman I love.
My female friends would describe me as one of those rare men who loves to connect with women on more than a physical level. (Don't get me wrong, I'm a BIG FAN of physical intimacy, but to me it is icing on the cake-it's yummy, but just a part of the dessert.) I never thought of that as rare but they tell me it is. I just like and appreciate people and consider some of my female friends my favorite people on the planet. They would describe me as outgoing, (some would say charming,) compassionate, very kind, trustworthy, loyal and affectionate. (I prefer to hug all my friends...yep, I'm "that guy.") They also would agree I'm polite, sweet, (although I hate being called that.) They say I'm quick witted, a true gentleman (because my mother raised me right.) They also say I'm an all around nice guy who plays well with others, gives an incredible back rub that will make your toes curl and is simply irresistible. (OK, I tossed the last trait in myself, but I think I am...Gosh, I just realized my gals think I'm a Springer Spaniel-bummer!)
Now for the deal breakers. If you have any of the following characteristics, I have no time in my life for you:
*Negative people: Hey we all have bad days. If you need to unload and talk about it I'm your guy. If that glass isn't half full then we aren't going to work.
*Bullies: I can take a joke and laugh at myself you should be able to as well. Being mean as a form of control is unacceptable to me. I've always stuck up for the underdog and this is one of the few things that raises my hackles.
*Materialism: You've got stuff, cool, I'm sure you've worked hard for it so enjoy it. Please don't judge me if that is not important to me, it's not.
My hobbies include: Laughter, comedy, going to the theater, the arts, concerts, hanging out with friends (they are a motley" crew but I love them,) photography, SCUBA, golf, watching football, (Yep, I am a fella,) movies, music (I love music-All types from classical or reggae to angry, political rock,) art, living life in the best way I know how.