I am a fiercely independent person, with a passion for learning and experiencing things first hand. Even though my tolerance for the absurd is low, I love finding humor in everyday life. I am great speaker, but an equally good listener who puts a lot of thought into everything I say and do. I have the free-spirit of a sailor, but the chivalry of a southern gentleman. I still believe in the Golden Rule. I am a child of the 90's and I love Rock 'n Roll. I have a tattoo of a heart that says mom on my butt. I am flexible and open, but stubborn when I feel I am right-- and I always stick up for those who are just in their actions and ideals. I don't feel sorry for many, but I have a soft spot for those who are honest in their endeavors, and steadfast in their resolve. My ideal woman is a free-thinker who is educated, charming, independent, and adventurous, with a love for travel and culture. She challenges me to keep up with her humor, wit, and spontaneity. She has wisdom and maturity, is thoughtful and affectionate, and is looking for a man with these qualities as well. She enjoys company when its right, but also craves solitude from time to time. She has a sense of humor that I can only describe as "a-dorkable", and has a smile that lingers in my thoughts while I'm away.