I am a strong person looking for an equal. I have a great sense of humor with a very sarcastic streak so I am definitely looking for someone who can keep up there. I have traveled, taken risks to forward my career, bought my own home, have a great dog and am very happy with my life. I am just looking for someone to add to the equation not because of need but because it's something I want at this point and know I can put the right focus on now. I have a strong work ethic, think of my family members as friends and am very independent. I am secure, don't get jealous, cherish my "me" time as much as you probably do your own. But I still think I have room for the right guy.
Chemistry is really, really important to me. So that's what I am looking for. Someone who will be my best friend but someone I also kind of "ache" for sometimes if that makes sense. I also appreciate creative types of guys. Strong but creative - a balance. Having similar backgrounds is also valuable. We can be opposites in many ways and still click perfectly but I think it does matter that we have some common ground.
Jeeps over motorcycles, North shore over South shore, guacamole instead of salsa, alternative and indie over country, pop and metal. But I can tolerate country and pop -never metal, small venues over arenas for concerts, Boston over New Hampshire, margaritas and sangrias over everything (except the occasional blue moon beer), nice hotels/inns over camping (but I can usually be talked into an adventure,) dogs over cats, passion over reason, good conversation over movies, hole in the wall over chain restaurants, and I don't do mustaches - ever - on me or you :-) I love peanut butter, music, my feather pillow, Crane's Beach, Dunkin Donuts coffee, really bad dog humor, all my flip flops, my Dad's good advice, my Mom's photography and long, hot showers after a day at the beach (outdoor showers being the best.)
I live pretty healthy most of the time but have a sweet tooth so there is an occasional chocolate binge here and there. So I am not a fanatic about it but health is what I defer to. I am active but not overboard on that either. I consider myself pretty balanced. I'll hike or sit on the couch and read a book. Depends on the mood. My favorite kind of day is a day spent on the beach. I always think I know the kind of guy I am looking for but I guess I really don't. There are a few things that don't interest me (see below) but beyond that - surprise me. I am looking for chemistry and there is never a defined way that works. I am also a bit of a contradiction - I am corporate by day because I have a mortgage but underneath am a bit anti-establishment with an edge. Don't ask me how it works because I haven't a good explanation. I just know it means I am responsible but know how to have a good time.
PS - a few things I find suspect - you have no photos where you aren't wearing sunglasses, you don't smile, your age range for women ends younger than how old you are, your screen name refers to the color of your eyes, dad jeans, you are "a few extra pounds" who only wants "athletic and toned" - really? I don't have a weight problem but I can't get behind this double standard. "E-mail me if you want to know more..." don't be lazy. And you should contact me, not the other way around. Lastly, I can't explain this but I think "fine dining" is the unsexiest phrase I read far too much on this website. Oh, and using terms of endearment for someone you haven't met or don't know well seems a bit contrived to me. Just let it happen on its own - don't try so hard. So this is a bit of a humorous, sarcastic intro to me. While I do take some of life seriously, I laugh a lot along the way and make others laugh quite a but too.