Writing about myself is not my forte. I'm not a salesperson and I don't aspire to be a Pulitzer prize winning biography writer. For now you get the Cliff Notes. Here's me in a nutshell: educated, self-sufficient, no BS and down to earth.
I just returned to the US after working in Afghanistan for 3 years. It's almost as if I'm new to dating all over again. Truth be told, I despise online dating but it beats suffering through terrible blind dates with men that my friends and family set me up with. A few scenes from Seinfeld episodes come to mind when I think about those blind dates.
I've recently been trying to learn guitar and I'm absolutely horrible at it, so if you're a great guitarist then I could use some help. Right now I'm making noises with my guitar that cause all of the dogs in the neighborhood howl. Alternately, you can help me light my guitar on fire and burn it to pieces after you decide that my lack of talent is causing too many noise complaints from the neighbors.
I love animals (even though I like to eat some of them). I don't mind if you're a vegetarian, but please respect that I like to eat meat. In return, I will remember not to cook your tofu in the same skillet that I just used to cook my steak.
I've visited several great places in the world and I plan on continuing to travel to foreign lands in search of adventure. One of my favorite things to do is to conduct a people watching session while dining in a restaurant in a country where I don't speak or understand the language. It would be great if you like to travel, too. That way we can sit and fabricate wild ideas about what we think the people that we're watching are saying or doing.
Who am I looking for? Besides the typical requirements (intelligent, attractive, mentally stable, funny, employed, has all of his teeth and brushes them, yadda yadda....) I would like to meet someone that appreciates my independence and my intelligence. A man that is confident but not conceited is a real bonus. The man that has his own hobbies and friends, and continuously fosters those friendships while respecting my hobbies and friendships, will win extra points.
Of course, attraction is key. The draw back with online dating is that you don't get the same rush as you do when you look a stranger in the eye and sense that there's a mutual attraction. I think that we all try hard to prevent this forum from seeming like a job application and interview process, but that doesn't make it any less awkward.