Typing, then erasing. Typing, then erasing. So I'm new to this.
I'll keep it simple. I grew up in the country and love the outdoors. I have a wonderful dog and she is the best judge of character I know. I love it all hiking, horseback riding, sailing, camping, fly fishing, skiing, biking, climbing, scuba diving, traveling. Trying new things excites me and I will want to be immediately good at it. I will try anything once and try to keep an open mind. I love working with my hands, gardening, painting, etc..
So I'm half a redneck;) I try to get to the city at least once a week when I can. For music, food, movies, art, etc. The city always sparks some new idea or vantage point. I work in the creative world and I am a visual person, so I love to be inspired by others and my surroundings. Although I am not close to being hip or a hipster by any means. So if you wear skinny jeans, I might not be attracted to you. Well, ok, so there it is I'm honest and prefer that quality in others as well.
I'm a hard working independent contractor. So I just haven't had time to meet people or meet people in bars/work which is not my cup of tea, although I don't totally rule it out.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Awkward indeed. But meeting people in person is more interesting than email banter.