Does anyone actually read these? I'm starting to think not. Well, just in case:
I make my living as an artist, but I'd like to think I'm one of those "non-crazy creative types" that are creative without being nightmare to be around. I tend to not take myself too seriously (I frequently make corny jokes and bad puns and no, I'm not the least bit ashamed of myself when I do so), but I take what I do very seriously. When I'm not making art for the studios, I try to find time to work on my own paintings (studio work pays the mortgage, my own painting pays me in happiness). I like to travel and I think the best stamp collections are the ones that are located in your passport. Unfortunately I don't get to do it as much as I'd like too (that job thing has a way of taking up most of the day). If given a choice between a comfy vacation somewhere in Europe or a safari, I'd take the safari every time (I'll get to Europe eventually). I also enjoy a good road trip from time to time as well and I've driven from coast to coast a few times by myself for fun (I wouldn't mind having a copilot the next time though). I like to eat and because I like to eat, I go to the gym at least four times a week. On the weekends I try to get in a bike ride or go hiking. My ideal match would have similar exercise habits and interests. I'm not looking for a triathlete, but I really have no interest in becoming a couch potato (if you are a triathlete though, I am impressed and already humbled by your awesomeness!). I think at this point I'm pretty together and I'm not looking for anyone to "complete me". As a matter of fact, despite what that movie implies, (in my opinion) the only proper response to a statement like that is to run like hell in the other direction. Don't even bother using the door, just go through the nearest wall and leave one of those silhouette holes like you would see in a Warner Bros cartoon behind you. If you have read this far, it should be clear that my match should have a sense of humor. It would be also nice if she read a book every once in awhile, already has a career, is nice to waiters and waitresses (seriously, it's hard job and they are handling your food), LIVES IN THE L.A. AREA, is used to being treated well in a relationship and over her last relationship.
Note: I won't respond to profiles without a profile photo. No need to make the online dating thing more uncertain and weird by presenting a faceless silhouette to the person you are contacting. It's kind of creepy and you can't expect someone to put themselves out there if you aren't willing to do that yourself.