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. It should be an evolutionary process that stems from a growing relationship. I think insisting emotional and sexual fidelity before the first kiss is pretty presumptuous, but...
(obviously there are exceptions and with the right person monogamy can be amazing!)
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