I am a hopeless romantic. I root for the underdog. I believe that the golden rule means more at 30 than it did when I was 9. I admire vulnerability in others because it shows their strength. I think I may be too compassionate, but maybe some of us need to be because there is not enough in the world. I believe trust should be earned. I think honesty is the best policy, but you don't have to be cruel. I love not knowing what tomorrow holds for me, but change scares the hell out of me. At the end of the day, I believe the love will conquer all. I am a dreamer. I believe that a good friend and a long talk can get you through something, but only you can make yourself truly happy. I'm slowly learning why everyone told me not to rush to grow up. I'm through with the merry-go-round and I'm ready to find someone who enjoys the same things I do and to have fun with. I want someone that likes travel and is close with his family.I love thoughtfulness and romance, but I'm down to watch a ball game and have a beer. My dog is pretty awesome. I'm career-driven and very independent.