Honesty, Communication, and Trust.
Without these things, relationships fail. It might seem like a nobrainer, but these qualities are critical to me. I am also genuinely loving, affectionate, and love to kiss... especially if I am in love!
I love motorcycles, the Seahawks, and racing in general. I have raced sprint boats with my dad and did some drag racing and autocrossing in the 90s.
The ocean is my happy place. I go there to recharge and to seek answers to questions I don't want to ask. I also love the forest, especially the rain forest!
I co-parent an amazing 11yo autistic girl who absolutely adores her daddy! And why wouldn't she? I'm up for daddy of the year for the 2nd year in a row, at least as far as she is concerned ;)
I am funny. I have an excellent sense of humor. If I don't make you smile and feel good about yourself in the first 30 minutes, feel free to end the date at any time.
NOTE: In general, i don't think monogamy should be decided upon until after the first month of dating. Dating is the evaluation of someone you think would make a good romantic partner.
If you were shopping for a car would the expectation be that you buy the first car you test drive? Which decision is going to be more impactful on your life, buying a car or picking a life partner?
While you personally may not accept anything but 100% monogamy in your life, the concept does make sense. You might test a Mazda and it was pretty good, but you might find that a Subaru is a better long term fit. You will never know.
I am sure this philosophy is going to scare away some amazing people that might prefer monogamy from the moment their eyes first met. This is not me making excuses to "cheat". Rest assured I am not afraid to commit and when I love I love deeply. If i pick you, i pick YOU.
Passion: What I want is a passionate partner who enjoys a physical, emotional, and spiritual connection and can laugh and smile. I miss earth shattering passion that changes the face of how you see the world. I am done with casual encounters, they leave me empty and I don't find the connection I seek.
Motorcycles: I have been riding them for over 20 years. Current bike is a Ninja ZX-6. (update: the motorcycle was totaled when I was hit by a car.)
Food: Curry, Pizza, Sushi, Mexican, Chinese, Road Kill.
Movies: Darker stuff, things with an unexpected ending.
New Wave: Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Anything Box, New Order
Dark Wave: VNV Nation, Assemblage 23, Sisters of Mercy, Peter Murphy
Punk: X, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Sex Pistols, Husker Du, Offspring
Ska Punk: Ska-P, Reel Big Fish
Pop Punk: Blink182, Green Day, Harvey Danger
Shoe Gazing: Catherine Wheel, Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine, Suede, Dinosaur Jr., The Charlatans UK
Dark UK Pop: Del Amitri, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Peter Gabriel, The Smiths, Ned's Atomic Dustbin
60s: Beatles, The Stones, Beach Boys,
70s: David Bowie, The Ramones, The Cars, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Gordon Lightfoot, Boston, Cheap Trick
70s Disco: Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Village People,
80s Alternative: The Posies, Joy Division, Psychedelic Furs, Ultravox, Robyn Hitchcock, The Young Fresh Fellows, Jonathan Richman, The Smiths, REM, Peter Murphy, The Church
90s Alternative: Soundgarden, Nirvana, Sunny Day Real Estate, Sky Cries Mary, Morphine, Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms.
2K Alternative: Silversun Pickups, Metric, Airborne Toxic Event, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Bravery, Kings of Leon, Muse, The Eels, Broken Bells, Cold War Kids, The Decembrists.
2K10 Alternative: Imagine Dragons, Gotye, Neon Trees, Chvrches, The XX
Female Vocals: Sarah McLachlan, Blondie, Kristen Hersch, Tori Amos, Katy Perry, Adele, Kate Bush, Mazzy Star, Sia, Feist, Florence and the Machine, Belly, Throwing Muses, Tegan and Sara