Hi, I'm new here.
I'm a bit of a nerd, and I enjoy hanging out with other nerdy people and letting nerdery ensue. I'm also very outdoorsy. I'm that rare combination of nerdy and outdoorsy - I like to go hiking but I also want to know the names of all the plants and animals I see on the way.
Match.com helped me pick that name, but it seemed pretty fitting, so I'm keeping it for now.
I've been told that I seem serious, but I think I'm just a little reserved. I also laugh until I cry on a fairly regular basis, and I'm usually very easy-going. A sense of humor is important to me - I know that's a cliche, and that everyone has a sense of humor, but I think having a compatible sense of humor is key in a relationship. I like to pretend I'm kind of a music snob, but Call me Maybe came on the radio the other day, and I didn't change the station. I watch the news every day for my job, but I also just like to be informed and can hold my own in a political debate, a quality I appreciate in others.
You know that phenomenon when you're listening to music and it gives you the chills, or makes you tear up a little bit? It's a real thing - I read an article about it. I don't know if everyone experiences this, but if you don't know what I'm taking about, then we probably won't hit it off. Also, if you're musically inclined - I play the piano (badly) and am looking for someone who's willing to sing while I play Christmas carols. Singing skills not required. I promise that is the cheesiest thing I do and it only happens once a year.
My pet peeves are spitting in public (I can only think of a couple instances in which this would be justified - the rest of the time it's disgusting), littering, and people who answer their cell phones during meals. I enjoy cooking and I think serving people food is an act of love, so someone that enjoys eating and doing dishes would be a perfect match for me.
My perfect match is also a smart, confident guy who loves their family and dogs, can grow a decent beard, can fix or build something, doesn't yell, and knows the difference between their, they're and there.
I love seeing elderly couples holding hands, and even though the skeptical side of me suspects that they just met in the retirement community, or are on their second or third marriage, the possibility that they've been together for half a century makes me all sentimental, like I want some one to hold hands with when I'm old, so here I am.