Im a fairly active man; downhill mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking and snowboarding are sports I'm involved in. I prefer someone that can keep up so if you have an excess of fear, can't have fun while participating or need to stop to put on make-up every few minutes then that's fine but I'm probably not what you're looking for. I'm also very "live and let live minded" so if constantly judging people is your jive, you're super high-strung or very smug then no dice. I wouldn't want to change anyone.
Well then, lets get to it. There is a long and short version of everyone's story. There is a version people show you and there is a version people don't. This is my story, it may not be the whole story but it's definitely the most accepted version. Like anyone there's a lot more to it than just some words on paper. I should also tell you I have no expectations for match, I'm going to give this a good try but match fails to deliver the essence of a person thus whoever you think your talking to is probably not that person your mind is wanting them to be and the person you're probably ignoring or passing by is probably just what you were looking for, question everything. The mind is a tricky puzzle is which no two pieces will ever fit just right. Before you write me or anyone else ask yourself why I'm I really here. Please don't wink, it tells me you don't think I'm worth writing a simple greeting to or you just found a profile pic you liked. Love is the greatest adventure anyone will ever go on so take it in stride and choose carefully because it can be the difference between true happiness and stone cold misery. Now that I think of it a simple email can change the course of our lives and have a drastic impact on those around us.
Sorry let me continue...
My name is Edward. I lived in New York till I was 15, moved to Phoenix Az till I was 29 and now I live in Portland. I have a fantastic job as an executive Chef for a local company. I work days and have Friday and Saturday off which is pretty rare being a Chef and I have a little more than a few tattoos. When I moved out to Portland a place I've never been before I had no job, no friends and no place to live. I lucked out and met an awesome roommate and I now live in what I'm going to call the Hawthorne district in a beautiful 101 year old home. I love Portland but I miss my family terribly. I love traveling via anything but an airplane. Why do you ask, well anyone that's driven or taken a train across the country can tell the answer to that. Mountains are places which build my soul and the forest sets me free and there are few places in life in which I feel those things so while I'm here I plan to take advantage of this knowledge. If only I had someone to take with me...hummm...wonder where I'll find them or a better question would be in when.
I can be a very complex person and there is probably much more to me than what you see. I have mixed feelings about match because it takes bars out of the equation which is good but it also takes the essence of the human experience out as well, at first anyway. I'm a one women man many people aren't and that's fine for them but this is what I am and I'm not looking for someone to simple sleep with or just spend a little time with. I want a partner. So if moving from boyfriend to boyfriend is your game there are a lot of men that won't mind that but I'm not one. I love the adventure of life and life is a battle, if your fighting yourself, someone else or the world around you it's beautiful or horrible, sometimes at the same time but that's the beauty of it. A lot of people are under the impression that you get to choose who you love but we don't, it's one of the few choices we don't get to make but we can decide who we start taking to or not. Last but not least.... Don't take life too seriously or you'll never get out alive.