I am new to the online dating thing, I've been told by my friends and family that I don't put myself out there enough so here it goes!
I grew up in Long Beach and lived here all my life except two years in Santa Barbara. I like to consider myself a nice person and a gentleman but I'm a dork and a goofball too. I love my family and friends, I am career oriented, but I firmly believe in the work hard play hard motto. I put the partying behind me a while ago, I prefer to workout and golf in my everyday routine life. I do like to grab a beer at a sports bar once in a while though. When I want to get away for a weekend I like to camp, hike, fish, kayak and backpack. I enjoy carrying everything I need to live on my back or in a kayak.
As you can tell I am somewhat of a nature buff. I love being far enough away that my cell phone doesn't work and I can just melt into the environment. If I could I would be out there more often but for now the occassional trip is a good balance.
That's me in a nutshell. I think a good match for me would be someone who is already into these things or is at least open to trying it out. I am pretty open to who I date but I do have a couple things I look for. First and foremost I am interested in genuinely nice people, and by genuine I mean they are not afraid to stand their ground for things they feel are important. A couple other traits I look for are confidence, down to earth, ambitious, curious, intelligent and active. If this is you then please don't be shy!