I moved over here from England (born and raised) in April '07 and love it. Surprisingly, I still come across people who have trouble understanding that 'foreign' English accent I have. Originating from England means I'm terrible at sarcasm, although I enjoy different types of humor for sure. I'm easy going but hardworking and love to try my hand (the left one) at new experiences and activities. Variety is the spice (I prefer paprika though) of life I say, so I'm as at home at home (if that makes sense) cooking a meal and watching a movie with a glass of wine as I am going on long hikes or partying in the city.
My family is very important to me and although I miss them, I try to do my best to support them with as much communication as possible.
I'm particularly empathetic and able to be happy most of the time (except when my soccer team loses - I grow horns, and not the good kind) because of my life outlook. I've always been able to look at the bigger picture of life and keep things in perspective. Myself and others I know well consider me to be a strong, determined human being.
I'm focused on my career and take it very seriously. I will be working and studying a lot from now until next summer.
I'd like to meet a girl who is outgoing, fun, and is able to get along with different types of people. I don't think the qualities I like are fixed though, because you can learn to love traits in a person that you wouldn't normally do if the person is the right one. One look in their eyes and you know. A girl who can banter and make fun of me/ herself, who can get dressed up and go out just as comfortably as spending an evening lazing around doing nothing. I'm attracted to outgoing, very confident women. She should also be driven and focused on her career. I like meeting people and making friends, so I'm not necessarily searching for 'the one.'
I realize I have an intense, 'blue steel' kind of feel about a couple of my pics. The gentleman taking the pics thought the 'attitude' look might come off well. Allied to this, the sun was shining directly into my eyes and I had to squint! So, I haven't got clinical depression or rarely smile, I simply thought they were good pics.