I'm looking for a young-ish, somewhat career-oriented, educated guy who enjoys his independence and doesn't need a girlfriend/wife in order to be happy. Must be generally nice to people and have a positive outlook on life. Fans of good music and Cleveland sports are ideal. I'd prefer to meet someone mellow, who doesn't HAVE to be on the go 24/7. And, of course, must love dogs. :)
I'm generally regarded as "one of the guys", and have a lot of male friends (but I don't leave home without a little bit of makeup). I'm sort of nerd meets jock meets cute girl next door. I'm socially liberal, an extroverted introvert, and I'm successfully (though somewhat slowly) working my way toward the body I had as a college athlete. I enjoy being active and playing sports, but I can also be a couch potato. I have a job I love, a dog I adore, and amazing friends and family. I live alone, and I'm not in a hurry to change that!
I don't wear diamonds, I'm against dog-breeding, and I have some metal in my head. How's that for conversation starters?
I don't like entering a situation with set expectations. Let's get a beer/scotch or go to a game or meet at a driving range. If we like each other, we'll make more plans. If not, no big deal. And, if we continue to make plans with each other over the course of a couple months, and really enjoy each other's company, then we'll talk about a relationship. Right now, though, I'm just hoping to find someone to do things with; someone who wants some company as they enjoy life, but also someone who's comfortable with me needing a LOT of time to myself.
Some random things that attract me to men: Good grammar, love of craft beers, an infectious smile, the ability to quote baseball movies, a socially liberal attitude (I'm very strongly pro-choice, pro marriage equality, LGBT ally, etc.), athleticism (this does NOT equal perfect body, as mine certainly isn't. But working out is imperative), love of sports (playing and watching), kindness to strangers (without naivet?), rooting for the home team, being able to dress for and appreciate anything from a night on the couch to a night at the theater, a hint of nerdiness that isn't obvious, higher education, and good jeans (yes, I mean jeans as in denim. Too many men make poor choices while pants-shopping). You get about a million bonus points if you are a big fan of DMB and you think Archer is hilarious.
Note: lack of adherence to anything above does not automatically preclude a connection. Those are just instant turn-ons, so they'll help your cause. :)
PS.. it would take a LOT to get me to consider dating a Steelers or Yankees fan. :) Liking Nickelback is an automatic deal-breaker.
I look forward to chatting!