Some words that describe me: honest (to a fault), self-confident, friendly and outgoing, serious, compassionate, insightful, goofy, open-minded, interesting,non-conformist, intelligent, loyal and monogamous, equally intense and laid back, passionate (particularly regarding my beliefs) eccentric, talkative, pensive, and artistic. (It all sounds so cliche, at least to me.)
I love to travel and have done so extensively. I've met some lovely people along the way, as well as some very shady people; both of whom have taught me some very valuable lessons about life.
Small talk doesn't hold my attention for long, but I am willing to engage myself in such for a small amount of time. I prefer more in-depth and intellectually stimulating conversation.
I am very much into music. I am an adept listener, and an avid player, although I do try to be tolerant and accepting of other's tastes I'm not one for hardcore rap, country, or mainstream pop.
As for an 'ideal match', I would like to develop a friendship as a foundation before jumping into something too quickly. I'm not here "looking for 'fun'." I have a tendency to develop feelings for someone who shares the same interests, but have also found that opposites attract, and can both balance and compliment one another. Confidence without cockiness, Inner beauty over external beauty (with a physical attraction, of course).Someone who loves the outdoors, but can also be content sitting home watching movies, etc. who likes animals (esp. dogs), who knows what she wants and will make an effort to obtain it. Honesty is a must-have for me. Sharp wit is a great plus. Pretentiousness is a great minus. IMHO, one of the most admirable traits somebody can have, (aside from honesty) is the ability to do what is right, no matter what the cost or consequence.
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