Wow, when I said that writing was an interest of mine, I didn't apply it to this part of the profile! Writing glowingly about oneself is always so difficult.
I like to laugh and I'm generally upbeat; a rare bird who likes to go to work in the morning (although I wish I had better hours). I like smart, articulate, good-natured men who aren't afraid to veer off the path and get a little edgy once in a while. Men who are dialed in with their emotions and surroundings.
I'd like to meet a man who's comfortable just hanging out, or going to a dance club and tearing up the dance floor. A man who is challenged by what he does for a living, but isn't defined by what he does for a living.
I love to read, watch classic films and the latest blockbusters, dance (both freestyle and partner), attend sporting events, art & wine festivals, the occasional book readings, go out/stay in, explore hidden gems in the Bay Area, even a frame or two of bowling is welcome! I have a small family, all living locally, so while we don't live in each other's back pocket, we enjoy each other's company. I have a lot of "useless" knowledge, so I really enjoy hitting up local establishments, having an adult beverage and playing trivia. Crossword puzzles in ink, and playing the max on a slot machine in Vegas.
And lest I forget; I really like music, and have gained an appreciation for several genres, but if I were stuck on a desert island, the collected works of these artists would satisfy: Sinatra, Springsteen, The Beatles, Nat "King" Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.
On a first date, I'm really open to suggestion, but ideally, it would be something that included an opportunity to talk. And by "talk," I don't mean an intense therapy session but rather a general chat about family, friends, pop culture, etc. I would hope that laughing would be involved! I like the idea of something simple like meeting for a drink and intriguing appetizers, discovering a mutual spark and then keeping the evening going, or even a trip to the local bowling alley; It's not always the activity itself that matters as much as the attitude.