First and foremost a sense of humor is necessary. I can bite my tongue when it comes to some of my humor but if I feel like I am going to be on eggshells around you then it just won't work. I have lived life and feel well rounded. I don't carry my baggage around and know right from wrong. I work a lot and can be found at the comedy clubs when I am not in the fluorescent jungle. My firm isn't actually a slave cave but in my life I give everything I have a passion for my constant attention. I see my passions as more deserving but such are vices. I do play video games since they are mental escapes for me. Nothing purifies ones mind from work as shooting a herd of teen kids in Call of Duty. Music is another vice of mine. I am an avid enthusiast and collector of music. When I tell you I enjoy many genres of music that means bands whose music has a soul. That does not include MC Hammer, typical "hardcore" bands or run-of-the-mill pop bands that are shot out of a music labels ass like an unwanted birth. Think for yourself. I think about the deeper aspects of ones life. I read a lot about theology, philosophy and literature (Ayn Rand, Mark Twain and Emerson fan). Just ask me and I will gladly discuss my beliefs and personal philosophy. I should also note that not now nor ever will I go to church with you. I will not stop you from going but I will also not simply "tag along" for you. I would really like for a partner to be free thinking and able to hold a conversation. Ideals shouldn't close you off from opportunities but you shouldn't just abandon your ideals just to be with anyone. I am happy alone but that doesn't mean I am closed off. Well if you made it this far then congrats for that. If you want to know anything else then just ask. I enjoy talking to most people.
Sometimes I think about life in a broader sense and tonight is one of those times. I honestly have thought more and more about what I want and it is not the shotgun style of dating that this site seems to deliver in a trojan horse of promises and neatly packaged "dating" experience ideals. I am deeply and profoundly happy with who I am and my goals which means I am happy with or without someone being with me. Our society seems to frown on individuals that have self discovered such personal philosophies and deems people who are alone in public settings as the "odd loner." Essentially what this soap boxing entitles upon you is that I am on here looking for a friend that wants to stay up listening to new albums or discuss topics that could rival that of Plato or Chomsky. You don't have to be a scholar but be interested in the world around you outside of the corporate force feeding and blind following of a non-thinker. I am not going to hold anyone to standards or expectations but at this phase in my life I thoroughly miss the small things I remember for times long past.
I am also hooked on doing cruises so please have your ducks in a row so you can join me in travelling. Take one trip and witness the sunsets and stars over the ocean and you will be hooked as well. My yearly trips will happen regardless of anyone joining me. I go to school at OU and work full time so when it is time to getaway for a while I am running towards the exit.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Come on, no one wants a date explained to them. If there's a spark then you will enjoy the time with each other regardless. Unless you are throwing rocks at children for a date, no one wants to be "that" date.