5 things about me you probably won't see on ANY OTHER PROFILE:
1.) I don't like coffee, beer, or tea... but I can go through a gallon of skim milk in 2 or 3 days
2.) I used to nanny a 3 year old girl... yes, my name was Nanny Daniel (adorable, right?) Ha ha
3.) I don't own a smart phone, tablet, electronic book thing, or a video gaming console (sorry, I'm not a fan of being "connected"... I think connections are made in person)
4.) When I see Celsius I like to convert it to Fahrenheit in my head (math IS fun!)
5.) I can solve the Rubik's Cube
6.) My favorite word is interrobang (it's a real word, I promise... and you've probably seen the symbol before)
My job keeps me out of the loop in my community because I work offshore on an oil rig. I want Match.com to help me meet people that I can have a great time with while I get to know them. It sounds dumb as I type this, but I truly enjoy life. Most people would like to think they do, or at least want to. However, I really try and enjoy the simplest things in life and do everything I can to avoid getting stressed out.
I love volunteering and donating because there are so many people out there who are in need. I think that's what it's all about... making connections and enriching other people's lives, whether it's with financial help, necessity items, information, or love. I try and donate blood often and don't understand why more people don't because it's something that is always in need and it's something that we all CAN give. I grew out my hair to donate to Locks of Love for the last 2 years so my appearance was long hair and moderate facial hair. After Halloween 2012 I shaved my head and donated my hair so it's now about 2 inches long (profile picture). As you've probably noticed from my pictures, my appearance changes quite often! I think it's fun to look different and change it up, so if you're looking for the always clean-cut look you probably won't think I'm a good match. :)
I'm a fun guy who enjoys making everyone laugh, even if it's at my own expense. I grew up with 3 sisters so I was taught to treat a lady right, or else! I'm not afraid to show my sensitive side, which might be hard to believe coming from a Marine. However, when you meet me you'll see that it's true. I'm a hugger (my guy friends have accepted this as something they have to deal with) and love to cuddle (THAT my guy friends don't have to deal with!). Ha ha ;)
I LOVE travelling... I mean, really, who doesn't? The only difference is I make a point to ensure I at least go somewhere I've never been once a year. Back in 2007 I was hired as a flight attendant with Continental and was so excited to travel as my job. I ended up not taking the job, but think that maybe someday I'll go back to it.
I love anything exciting that gets the adrenaline flowing. I've been skydiving twice and really want to try the squirrel suit thing (officially called a wingsuit; google it). I ran Cross Country and Track in high school and still love to run; no really, I ACTUALLY love running! I've run numerous 5k's and obstacle course races, and one half marathon. In December 2012 I ran the Honolulu Marathon on Oahu, Hawaii... it was amazing!! This year it's my goal to run all 3 Spartan adventure races (Sprint, Super, and Beast). Update: I ran the Super in Las Vegas on April 6th and got 61st out of 4,874! It was amazing!!
I'm really big on attention to detail (points if you noticed I started by saying 5 things but listed 6). This especially applies to grammar. I don't have a college degree and don't claim to be a scholar. However, I speak properly and can also convey my thoughts in writing without completely destroying the English language and hope you are able to do the same! On that note, I cringe when I hear someone say irregardless... it's not a word, people!
Lastly, smoking is a deal-breaker... sorry, but I get sick just being around it. Good luck in your search!!