I'm a geek scientist. What can I say? It's true; I'm a scientist and a geek. My daughter knit me a scarf for Christmas and I love it. It has the DNA double helix on the scarf and even has the base pairs! How cool is that? Well, I think it's cool. I listen to NPR and like jazz, classical music, and OLD folk songs. I LIKE science. I'm even geek enough to say my research is using adult stem cells to regenerate organs and tissues. See?
I enjoy life and try to have fun at whatever I'm doing. Stuck in traffic? Play with the radio and try to find music you don't usually listen to; read; watch for shapes in clouds. There must be something enjoyable to do. For hobbies I love reading. Mostly history, science fiction, and a bit of science outside my area. I like to do new things. Right now for relaxation I like to do physical activities. But then I don't have anyone to do romantic ones with. Romantic dinners are good; so is walking along the beach. But, since beaches are few and far between, the grocery store can be a fun and romantic place if you take the time to make it that way. I'm also assuming holding hands and other PDA are OK.
Otherwise, I like to try new things. I've learned to fence. I've even beaten 20 year olds -- age and treachery beat youth and quickness once again. I play racquetball regularly (3 times a week). I love it; my body doesn't love it quite so much. People should buy stock in Tylenol; I alone will ensure it makes a profit. Otherwise, I run. Oh yes, I also go to yoga class. The people in class always have someone who they are doing better than. Guess who?
I don't do drama and have no use for it. Life throws you curves. You cope, find solutions, change, and move on. I don't have much use for arguments, either. Every relationship has problems. Most of them, in my experience, are due to unintentional miscommunication: what I meant to say is not what you heard. You figure out what the problem is and then you figure out what the solution is. What's missing in my life is having that intimate and loving relationship. I am honest and realistic, and I do not play games.
What matters most to me is someone who is warm, kind, intelligent, fun-loving, giving, and passionate. She respects others. Let's laugh together, be there for each other, and create romance.
I like museums. I like jazz and classical music concerts, the occasional ballet, but I draw the line at classical opera. Gilbert and Sullivan, on the other hand ...
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Someplace that is comfortable for you. A coffee shop, nice restaurant, museum, zoo (geek, remember?), or some other place you pick. Relatively quiet so we can talk and get to know each other better.