I have varied interests; I'm an avid reader, and am enthusiastic about learning and self-development. My interests include psychology, philosophy, metaphysics, spirituality, astronomy, cosmology, science fact and science fiction. And, as for the more cerebral stuff like philosophy and metaphysics - I understand that many aren't into that, and any lack of interest you have in that certainly doesn't bother me. Besides - that's my reading interest, and if I'm with a woman I wouldn't have my head stuck in a book. :-)
I stay active with walking, hiking and cycling. I often go for walks along the beach area around the Burlington/Hamilton channel, and hike on the Bruce Trail (my favourite trails are Mount Nemo, Rattlesnake Point, and Smoky Hollow trail in Waterdown).
I enjoy just about anything to do with water - canoeing, boating, fishing, sailing, swimming.
I don't hang around bars, but I do enjoy pubbing with friends, throwing darts and shooting pool. As for pool - sometimes I'm good, sometimes I'm not, but I always have fun with it. The less said about my skill at darts the better! :-)
I enjoy music - classical, jazz, ambient, celtic, pop, classic rock. I didn't include rap 'cause I mentioned that I enjoy 'music'. ;-)
I enjoy going out for dinner and drinks, as much as I'd enjoy staying in and cooking for you and sharing a bottle of wine. And, I clean up after myself.
It would be nice to share some common interests, but it would also be nice if we could introduce new interests to each other. Any interests I've listed here are but a few, and hopefully there are some new ones to discover together.
I believe that life is best enjoyed in the company of a like-minded individual who, none-the-less, is truly unique and can add to developing relationship in which both people find happiness and fulfillment. Or, maybe we can just get together for a beer and a round of pool eh!? ;-)
Please have a photo posted with your profile, or send one with a message.
By the way, don't let the 'serious' look in my photos scare you off; I was actually trying to look playful. LOL I'm not photogenic, but nowhere near as serious as those pictures may give the impression.
I actually do smile in real life. :-)
If I see your profile and like it I will say hello; I won't add you for 'future consideration', or 'plan B', so please don't do that for me. I've noticed that some women add me to their list, but they've never went so far as to send a message (and that's weird). I tend to remove myself from any 'list', as I don't think there's any need of it. If you really thought I deserved to be one of your favourites you'd simply message me. :-)
Forget the list; just say hello. :-)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I think this section should be called 'First Meeting', rather than 'First Date', but either way they're only words, yes?
As for a first 'meeting' in person, does it really matter what or where, as long as both people are mutually agreeable? So, list anything from a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, a glass of wine at a cafe, or a pint of beer at a pub, or a flight to Paris and a walk along the Seine. What does it matter? It matters little in comparison to what to do and where to go if both people would like a second meeting, which then, in my opinion would be considered more of a 'date'.
First impressions are of course important, but to me what's equally, if not more important are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ... impressions. :-)