I'll start with the 'me' stuff...
I'm tall (6'3") and height/weight proportionate. I’m shy until I get to know others, but I’m confident. I don’t have many (read any) pictures of myself. My profile picture was taken at work a few days ago so that I could have an I.D. badge made for when I’m on-site with a client.
I believe in total honesty regardless of circumstance. There’s no reason to keep anything from someone because it will only cause problems later on down the road.
Family is important to me, but I am not close with most of my family. I am very close with my father and I’m close with my grandparents and a few uncles. I am semi-close with my brother, but he recently moved to Washington State, so our relationship isn’t as close as it should be. As for the rest of my family, all I will say is that I understand I cannot change who they are and how they live; I can only change how I handle them.
More than anything else in the world, I love the following things (in no particular order): animals, music, and work. I very much enjoy what I do for a living, so referring to it as work isn’t fair. I also serve on the school board in my community.
As far as animals are concerned, I love all animals (especially cats and dogs). I have three cats (all were stray or abandoned at one point) and I love and care for them very much. If I didn’t have three cats I wouldn’t mind having a dog, which is something I’d like to acquire later on in life.
In the music department, I really like a wide variety of music. I grew up going to concerts because my uncle worked for a concert promoter. I started going to concerts when I was twelve and have been to hundreds since then. While I do have a particular genre of music that I gravitate to, I’m not a music snob. If I like the way a song sounds, I like it. If not, I don’t…it’s that simple. I think most people would be surprised to see what’s on my playlist but I also think people read too much into the music others listen to, so it doesn’t really concern me when someone questions why I listen to a particular song or artist.
Now on to what I am looking for (congratulations and thanks if you’ve read this far!): I’d like to meet someone who would like to build a foundation before a relationship. By that I mean I’d like to go out a few times and get to know each other better and build somewhat of a friendship. I know that’s not ideal for a lot of people, but you can’t honestly get to know a person by a few pictures and character limited paragraphs. I want someone who is honest, loyal, funny, and outgoing. Someone who is educated, career minded, and knows what they want to do in life. Aside from that, anything else would just be a bonus (or a compromise (but that's not a bad thing)).
If any of this is of interest you or you’d like to chat further, I’d love to have a conversation.