I don't know anyone in my immediate circle of friends who has tried online dating before, so being the bold one I decided to roll the dice... To start with, I enjoy life and its adventures. Laughing just makes it that much better. I've been told that I am brilliant, strong, smart, confident, and damn handsome...okay, okay, she was drunk but I swear I heard those words. It's okay to be goofy or silly (within reason) because life would be boring otherwise.
Although I may not look like one, deep down I'm a nerd. I don't fear much, other than threats to the well being of my family and friends...love them too much to ever allow anything to happen to them. I try to avoid negative people because life is too short as it is.
I am a San Diego native and enjoy my city as much as I enjoy traveling to other cities around the world. I am independent, a free spirit and easy going. I've been lucky enough to live in DC, LA, SF and abroad, and experience things/events that have changed my life.
I am curious about people, science, politics, philosophy and the world at large. I can debate on many topics, but prefer to listen. I am self aware and spiritual, but not a zealot. Always ready for an adventure. People say I have "good energy" (and I am never sure how to respond other than to say "thank you"). People don't get why I am single -- probably because I've worked so hard in my life that I never made time for me...until now. I feel great about myself but always find ways to try to improve (both mentally and physically). It just seems like the right thing to do. I exercise when I can and enjoy being active outdoors. Now that summer is here I'm ready to celebrate with a game of frisbee...that is, if I can ever find the darn thing!
I am looking for a special girl with a good heart and an open mind. Someone down to earth, well rounded and with good values. If you are witty, adventurous, outgoing, and game to try new things -- great! If you just want to stay in for the weekend and watch movies on TV -- fantastic! Maybe you'll let me cook for us while you choose the movie and ice cream for dessert. For the record, I'm addicted to chocolate.
I want someone with a positive outlook on life and a passion, love for something/anything, does not matter what in particular...maybe we can find it together. Honesty and integrity are very important to me. I'm a happy person and want you to be happy too! I think open communication, balance and moderation are key ingredients to any relationship. (Geez my profile is l-o-n-g. I promise I don't talk as much as I write -- I feel like I'm trying to pass a test and the teacher hasn't called "time" so I'm still typing...)
Definitely get points if you recognize the following quote without having to look it up: "I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite!"
Hopefully you can appreciate the next quote which means something different to me every time I read it:
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
(For the record, I actually went skydiving today and it was fun, albeit short. Made me think I either need to do it again from a higher altitude, do it in the buff, or do it with someone special to get the experience I sought...any suggestions?)