My name is Scott and I am a completely happy, single guy, far from friends and family, that is focused on living in the present. My greatest interest is in learning new things, which leads me to travel, read, and try new things.
Outside of work I like to live a life appreciating the little things. Most weekends are spent with some combination of sports/exercise, pool, beach, naps and either a night out or movie night in.
I am calm, especially when others are frightened, excited, or wild. I like to think things through and seek the understanding that comes with listening to other people's thoughts with an unprejudiced ear. "Why?" is a question that seems to float in my head at all times, dimming and brightening based on what's happening. I balance my engineering career with lots of reading on philosophy, literature, and the human condition. I don't hold much interest in discussing possessions, money, celebrities or gossip other than to be polite and social. I much prefer discussions of ideas, thoughts, dreams, wishes, and the general unraveling of the mysteries of life.
My career involves some pretty heavy issues, which is probably why it's so easy to take things in stride outside of work. I've been successful in my career, and if you hate listening to someone talk about their job - jackpot! - I'm forbidden to discuss my job by law - work stays at work.
I know a fair number of people, but am the type to make strong bonds with just a few. In every case it's somebody I can talk to, and more importantly, find interesting to listen to.
I was raised to behave like a gentleman and still carry those principles with me today. This is as much to show respect for those I am with as it is for personal satisfaction with myself.
I really like a woman who possesses a savvy intelligence, "wit", and isn't afraid to use it (for good only, I don't like anybody who puts others down). Authenticity is another trait I find very attractive, even if it takes a little digging to unearth it.
I'm not so sure an ideal match can be described in words or that I would even claim to know what those words would be; but if you're happy, authentic, and witty then we may be a good match.
P.S. Regarding my divorced status. After an enjoyable few years my ex and I divorced amicably. As we got older we simply diverged on what we wanted out of life and how we wanted to live it. Out of respect for one another we simply went our separate ways and do not communicate.