So let's give this a go: I am 5'11", 195lbs, athletic build, blond hair, green eyes (that turn blue when I wear blue?!?!), never married and no kids. I am the middle of 3 boys - yes, there is such a thing as middle child syndrome haha and thankfully Mom and Dad had no girls, because as much as I took a beating and dish out a beating to my brother, a girl just wouldn't have made it haha. I am half Russian and half Polish and would want it not other way...yes, I know I am an Eastern European mutt. I am Eastern Orthodox Christian and it's the basis for my life - so that puts me in the good church going boy category. I am rather conservative in my life and in my politics and tend to think I was born 60 years too late since I am rather old fashioned - yes, I will open the door for you and am rather polite and all that good stuff. I recently relocated to the area for work, but am familiar with the area as both my parents grew up in the "valley." I have a great family and a great life, but I just need to find the one who is worthy of it as I am of theirs. Yes, at this point you're scratching your head and wondering why I am so stream-of-consciousness and random and wordy lol...sorry, there's a lot going on in this head and I love to express it. My life is a wonderful journey and you should want to share in it. I believe Plato said it best, that love is like a cracked egg with only one combination of two parts to make it completely whole again...I want that other half to my cracked egg :D. I think friendship is the best way to a great relationship and while I've had my fair share of good and bad ones, they've all left me with valuable lessons learned. I don't care to waste my time or anyone else's, so I am big on honesty and integrity and truthfulness. I believe in an absolute Truth and that it impacts our lives - we just need to recognize it and bravely run down the path of life. Wow, I am really off on tangents here, sigh. I love to travel and have been many places: Canada, Bermuda, Newfoundland, England, blah, blah, blah. I resigned from a job to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with my brothers (2,186.3 miles in 5 months 3 days) and then came back to work for an artist doing installations and restorations: so I am big on random experiences - never be afraid of life, face it head on with a smile. I did my undergrad and grad work in English Lit and Lang and really wanted to get my PhD (though I didn't complete it - a long boring story like hiking the AT and best told in a dark, warm pub on a rainy night after a few drinks). I love soccer and travel to see games in England 1-2 times a year. I love to read, but find very little these days that interests me. I love to go for drives just to get lost, though I am very well traveled and I am finding it tougher and tougher to get lost. I love weekend trips and seeing what over the next mountain and around the next bend. Nothing is too stupid or corny for me to try - I am a mature little child lol...basically, I like to have fun doing anything and with anyone, as long as they are the right person. I don't think I am conceited or arrogant, though I am overly confident and not a bit shy, so I sometimes think I come off as such. I talk, and apparently write, a lot lol. I don't feel I photograph well at all - but have been told I am very handsome, no it wasn't from an elderly lady haha. I am sociable and present myself very well - when I need to be - and let loose whenever I get the chance. I work hard but don't consider it my life. My parents were a wonderful example of two people becoming one and raising and loving a family...an example I would love to emulate. I am very introspective and consider myself a work in progress...you're never too old to learn something new, change a bad habit, or expand on your virtues. I think I will end this here, since I feel like I even think I am weird after re-reading what I wrote, however it's written and hasn't been edited - so this is the raw me.