Well, Im a very up front and honest guy, looking for an up front and honest girl. Someone who shares my passion for living, and is capable of giving 100% to a relationship. My spiritual life is of the utmost importance to me, and is intrinsic to my perceptions of the world. I love music, playing it or listening to it. my favorite activities are anything outdoors (cycling, kayaking, atvs, hiking, etc), web design, and intelligent conversation, preferably over coffee! interests include politics, spirituality, philosophy, literature and the arts. I am pretty laid back, but I have a definite vision of what the good life looks like, and am striving hard to make that reality manifest. I'm looking for a girl with the same vision.
WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE
I'm currently working my way through my graduate education, Having about a year and a half left, God willing. When I get out, I will be entering the medical field. In the interim, I am studying, taking tests, doing clinicals (hopefully), and just being involved with my church and family. I am in relentless pursuit of making myself the best man that I can be, physically, academically, but most of all spiritually.
I’M REALLY GOOD AT
Most things I put my mind too. Its easier for me to name the things I struggle with: Being humble, keeping my mouth shut, being self controlled, denying myself pleasure, and remembering peoples names.
THE FIRST THING(S) PEOPLE USUALLY NOTICE ABOUT ME
MY FAVORITE BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC, AND FOOD
I'm a voracious reader. Some of the books that I reread are the Bible, anything by CS Lewis or Dean Koontz.
One of my favorite quotes: "What a chimera then is man! What a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, imbecile worm of the earth; depositary of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error; the pride and refuse of the universe! Who will unravel this tangle?"
My musical taste is too extensive for any type of comprehensive list, here are a few on my shortlist:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Old Crow medicine show
Queens of the Stoneage
Alice in Chains
THE SIX THINGS I COULD NEVER DO WITHOUT
Christ in me
I SPEND A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT
The cultural trends in society, spiritual philosophy, getting through school, my future. I really enjoy thought exercises. Learning and studying are a way of life for me, and one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. I have this consuming curiosity about the world around me. I want to know all there is to know, as impossible as I know that is. I feel that knowledge increases my childlike wonder instead of decreasing it.
ON A TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT I AM
Hanging out with friends or @ my apt watchin movies and playing guitar with my cats.
THE MOST PRIVATE THING I’M WILLING TO ADMIT HERE
I have no real private things. Total transparency is a goal in my life, and my personality is prejudiced towards it in any case. I have no real secrets. I strive to be honest with everyone about not only my strengths, but my weaknesses as well (see things I am good at). I find that the human tendency to create a false impression is the height of foolishness, in the realm of romance especially. You are only setting your relationship up for failure by doing so. With me what you see is exactly what you get, and I would really like to meet a girl who lives her life in a similar manner. :)
YOU SHOULD MESSAGE ME IF
You like who i am, and you think we would hit it off. I am selective about who I date, because I don't believe in casually playing around with others (and my own) heart, but Im always here for friends as well. 90% chance you'll fall into one of the two categories :D Also, I have a confession to make. The only girls I've dated were petite. I don't want to sound like a pig, but I don't want to mislead anyone either. Im not saying that I couldn't find someone a bit more curvy than my previous girlfriends attractive, Im just saying that if you're very thick I may not be physically attracted to you. I've always been that way. That of course, doesn't have anything to do with friendships, so by all means talk to me! if Im attracted to you, you'll know, and if I'm just interested in friendship, I'll be up front with that too. :)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First date, hmm. Ideally, it would involve coffee and conversation. then actually doing something, like taking a drive through the country to explore sweet photo oppurtunities. or seeing a chill band play. dinner at some point in a low key place with awesome food ( i know a few places). I would also love to do something like kayak or hike rail trails or do some four-wheeling, but that may be a bit much for a first date. it depends on the girl I suppose and how well we know each other via email etc.