Depression. Loneliness. Higher costs on Hotwire quotes (single vs couple). These are just some of the drawbacks in being single. I was reminded of these issues recently when attempting to procure some concert tickets and realized that I may not have anybody to go with. So with that being said, it’s time to fix that! Of course finding someone to spend the rest of my life with would be a good thing too.
What am I looking for in an activity partner? At minimum and off the top of my head, I would say …
Different. Background, career, opinions, view on life … I guess I believe in the opposites attract concept. Yet, even more so, I think it’s safe to say that I love learning and experiencing new things.
Independent. It’s definitely odd to say this while in the midst of a search for a significant other but someone once said to me that the key to marriage is learning to be apart. In reality, it comes down to trust when apart. Thus, I’m looking for someone who is comfortable with being apart as odd as that sounds.
Like/Tolerate Sports. I’m just a big sports geek. The majority of my travels revolve around sporting even roadtrips. So anyone willing to become a travel partner will have to be willing to at least put up with the acts of a fanboy. It’s just reality.
Connection. It’s been a while since I’ve had friends where you can simply smile and know what each other are thinking. I think in any relationship, it’s always important to be friends first.
So what do I have to offer as an activity partner? Well …
Loyalty. I have been lucky enough to have friends still in my life since kindergarten. It’s always easy to flow with the ups and downs in life and allow yourself to be carried away from situations. To further show my sense of loyalty, I’ve been a Detroit Lions seasons ticket holder for some of the worst ten years of professional sports. It’s safe to say that I will stand by anyone for any situation.
Dependable. I’d say I’m like a rock with a bit more personality. I always fulfill my duty and answer the call from friends in times of help. Naturally, there’s the sense of karma in that good deeds are always rewarded but coupled with my sense of loyalty, I think people are obligated to help someone in need when you can provide help.
Family. I don’t have much family but I visit my only parent on a weekly basis. It is important to honour your parents and I try to always do so. Note that I usually travel to Windsor in doing so which means I’m international!
Planning. I love to plan. Loving to have new ideas, I usually follow it with some heavy research. This is not to say that I don’t like spontaneity but I would guess a planner is not bad thing for a travel partner especially if you want to maximize trips and get in as much as possible.
Knowledgeable. Well if you love to research and have ideas, you are likely to consume a lot of information. I tend to be the person at work or amongst friends that everyone always seems to ask questions of. I always have an answer although I will not say I’m always right ... Well pretty close to always right.
Well … If you are interested and intrigued by what you’ve read, please apply within. Compensation and benefits will be more than competitive. There will hopefully be a retirement plan for both of us!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Dinner and/or drinks and lots and lots of conversation ... E-mails lose all the intrigue generated from voice. Tone, inflection and facial gestures can certainly change the semantics of words and phrases!