Over the past 5 years, I've been growing roots here in Florida, building a foundation on my career (I love my line of work!) and staying close to my family. There was a time when I traveled quite often (lived in at least 1 place every year from 17-23~). I've never been overseas (yet!).
I'm up for some exploration and discovery! Finding common ground would be great!
I am composed and articulate (especially under pressure). I enjoy chatting people up and getting beyond "small talk". I've met really neat people and heard really interesting stories just by saying hello on the street or in the elevator. I appreciate details and because I have a "Information" personality, you'll sometimes catch me thinking a lot. As a result, I tend to remember the seemingly weirdest (obscure) things. I'm still finding new things that amaze me.
I just like doing my best to maintain or find the positive in things.
Getting in the car together (no plans, no map) and just driving, taking turns choosing directions. Planning is great too! Finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants, shops, talking up people (or just observing together). You know - building memories!
I really want to build on this foundation with the person I would consider my best friend.
I believe in meaningful pursuit. I enjoy "focus" and I am hoping for long-term. Dating ought to be about building and seeing if this could be "it", you know? I'm realistic about progress - no need to rush. It's just important to be able to express ourselves.
Treat each other as we would want to be treated.
Initiation is important too - from both sides! Proactive affection, noticing the little things. We should both feel "sought after". Essentially, balance.
I want a teammate. Someone to explore with - an adventurer! Someone to laugh with and just "be". Ultimately, to share thoroughly.
Friendship is crucial (inside and outside of the relationship). I've learned from the past and I've always valued honesty and loyalty between each other. I've been asked how I feel about "guy friends". To that, I say "keep it simple". Is everything cool? Is anyone being naive? See the Golden Rule!
A witty sense of humor is extremely attractive. Sarcasm is also fair game! It's only unattractive when someone thrives or depends on negativity.
Honestly? I'm not terribly critical. I'd rather not try to define "it". What do you think?