I don't place a lot of value in someone's self-description. These things tend to be people's projections of how they want others to see them, or how they want to see themselves. Or else they tend to be a series of empty cliches about how someone loves to laugh, or loves to have fun. I wouldn't waste your time like that. That said, there are some basic things you should know about me. Just the cold, hard facts:
- I am not a *serial* killer
- I really am 6 feet tall (that's not "rounded up" from 5'10")
- I really am 35 (that's not "rounded down" from 38 - and I pass for 28 easily)
- I love dogs and kids. Not necessarily in that order. Depends on the kid
- I'm a lawyer (real estate and business litigation)
- however, my dream job would be drawing comics for Marvel (if not being a small forward on the Clippers or a cast member on SNL)
- when I can't sleep at night sometimes I play chess online
- I like your necklace - I hope you paid the *iron price* for it
- I'm into politics and am generally center-left, but I pride myself on having a slate of positions that are arrived at through careful consideration and rational analysis of the arguments and evidence on all sides of each issue. And stuff.
- I work kind of a lot, but I also procrastinate a lot and could go home sooner if I really wanted to (make me really want to!)
- I consider myself an "intellectual" and I appreciate that in others
- I'm an agnostic atheist and proud of it. I don't mind people who identify as "spiritual," but it probably won't work out too well with someone who adheres to any religious belief
- occasionally, I'll try to move things with my mind. Like, I've strained for a few minutes here and there. Ya never know
- I don't know if I should feel stupid about this or not, but I have ZERO IDEA why 1/3 of the girls on here have pics of them with some kind of mustache - mustaches drawn on their fingers, or using their hair as a mustache, or holding a mustache sign. WTH is going on??
What I'm looking for: I don't hate being single, and I'm not looking to cram somebody into the role of "girlfriend," but I do look forward to finding that special someone to share my life with. Someone I can stay up all night talking to, or just sit there in comfortable silence with. Someone I consider my best friend and trust completely. Someone who makes me laugh and think. Someone who I just can't help but kiss. Someone who understands me, warts and all (figuratively), and accepts me - and knows that I accept her. It's silly to boil these traits into a list of adjectives, because that leaves a lot of room for subjective interpretation and chemistry is about more than just checking some boxes and meeting a few requirements on paper. But there are a few important ones: she has to be smart, relatively easy-going, loving, kind to animals and kids, and ready to commit to the right person. And this may come off worse than I mean it to, but I have to find her really physically attractive. I think you come to find someone more attractive once you appreciate who they are, but there has to be something physical there to begin with. Spoiler alert: we're probably not going to work out if you're religious (as distinct from vaguely 'spiritual'), staunchly conservative, uptight, overly argumentative, immature, bigoted or living in another state/country.