My name is Neil. I have read over enough profiles to understand that many of us are saying similar things. I go to the lakes, I go out to places in uptown, downtown, suburbia town alike. I prefer the lower-key and more unique places, but generally open to anything. I think its crazy that some of us can't seem to locate each other out there, and yet I have limited solutions, obviously. I enjoy watching our sports teams. I like BBQs, patios, the outdoors; I'm a Minnesotan!
I am a teacher and a coach, science and soccer are my trades. I have great patience and a strong tolerance, I always attempt to understand someone's situation, whether or not I can relate to it. I love a good debate. I am passionate about education and bettering my community through the young lives I work with. It's a good feeling to cross paths with someone I have inspired or influenced.
I live pretty simply but love to explore the complexities of life. I am financially stable/comfortable. I work hard at something that makes me happy in order to afford the things I value; a comfortable place to come home to, my dog, quality products that support my hobbies, a summer road trip or a winter ski trip, a night out with friends, a fancy date or buying a gift for someone that deserves to feel special. Otherwise I save for the wonderful things I plan to have and share in my life.
I am close with my family and value them greatly.
I like to cook and try all kinds of food. I don't always use recipes but it almost always tastes good. I enjoy ethnic restaurants of all kinds. I tend to gravitate towards Asian flavors, seeking out the best red curry is an ongoing aim.
One day I hope to try authentic street food in Thailand, see the pyramids (The Alchemist is a great book), watch a soccer game in South America and take a jeep on an African Safari. Any one of those things would bring me great joy; someday. An ideal summer road trip would include camping my way to a new city where I can stay in a hotel and have a night or two out on the town.
I like the outdoors. I can make a good fire and I own a tent. I have had a personal encounter with a bear. I am by no means a granola. I do like to get dressed up, go out and be classy. I am by no means a pretty-boy. I don't spend more time in front of the mirror than necessary, I don't buy $50 t-shirts and I don't wear flip-flops or shell necklaces.
I enjoy wit on many levels, observational humor, good sarcasm (not hurtful), bad jokes and childish humor... especially puns and wild stories: those commercials with the guy and the kids... "which is better" ...are quite clever by my standards. I can balance it with mature conversation and deep thoughts.
I am seeking someone humorous and kind. An athletic woman who cares about her mind and body. Appreciates good food and a good beer. Someone who loves animals and doesn't mind if the dog sits on the couch. I don't have a specific type, or at least I'm trying to expand that judgement, I'm more aware of what I don't want than knowing exactly what I do... That's the point of being on here, I think. It could be you, who knows?
Hope to hear you say hello. Good luck out there to all!