arcana13: True Romantic
Non-Smoker with Average body type
Layton, Utah
43 year old Male, 5' 8" (173cm), Other
Caucasian, Scorpio
arcana13 is looking for a relationship.
Graduate Degree
Hopeless Romantic
Writing Instructor

Looking out to sea

I am Seeking a Woman For Long Term
Needs Test View his relationship needs Chemistry View his chemistry results
Do you drink? Socially Do you want children? Does not want children
Marital Status Single Do you do drugs? No
Hair Color Brown Eye Color Green
Do you have a car? Yes Do you have children? No
Longest Relationship Over 5 years How ambitious are you? Very Ambitious
Pets No Pets Second Language Russian

About Shannon
I'm Irish by blood and have dual citizenship. I live for music. I'm a hopeless romantic. I have an eccentric and weird sense of humor. I write and love to read. If it's not fun, why do it? I love dancing to local music at a club. I love good movies and collect them along with music. I'm loyal, a one-woman man, and I tell it like it is and hope you do too. I love long hair on women. An intelligent conversation is like foreplay to me. If I've written to you and you're reading this, I would sincerely prefer a quick "no thanks" to no answer at all, just saying.
I'm working on a PhD in English and am an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English. I have a novel I hope to get published (I've published a couple of short stories and some poetry). I am not planning on settling down here in Utah but I can't say where I'll go next. I'll move for an academic program or for love.

I have great intuition, I am well-spoken and I write well. I'm good at learning new things or taking on an adventure.
I like dreaming and keep a dream journal. I have vivid dreams. Do you like to discuss your dreams?
I'm looking for dates, hopefully leading to a relationship. I like strong, intelligent women with their own opinions and interests. I don't just talk, I listen, really.
I listed a lot of interests. I'm willing to talk about any of them. Most people are interested in sex but don't want to list it. I will take it slow, get to know someone, have us hit it off... but real love-making is very important to me.
I love to be outside during the summer--hiking, camping, etc. I'm up for just about any adventure you want to go on.
I hope this profile intrigues you if I've written to you. If you're curious about anything I haven't answered, just ask, I'm very open and honest. (Maybe too honest at time, my interests list probably turns some people away). Please read this poem that's a favorite of mine.

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky

(e.e cummings)

Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I like spontaneity but I'm also such a romantic, I might plan something interesting. Definitely not a movie, nor a club or noisy place. I want to talk, get to know you, have some coffee or wine, listen to your interests and desires and tell you mine. I tend to be creative, so I might be able to surprise you, but there has to be good conversation involved. I want to be able to see your eyes, look into them, have you see mine and know how I'm feeling, that what I say is true, that I'm focusing on you. Maybe a hike to a cold lake to put a bottle of wine into on an early Summer day, or a late date at The Coffee Place talking about absurdities and profundities and how often they seem the same, our wishes and desires.