Ok, so a confession. I just wrote out my entire profile as a letter. It was entitled "Dearest wife". I spent like 20 minutes writing it out, pouring out a bunch of things that I wanted to say, only to then read it upon its completion... and then promptly asked myself what the heck I was doing and removed it all. :) It was waaaay to intense and serious for a freaking online dating site. You would all think I was nuts. :) (Buuuut... I did save it. So one day, if I do end up meeting someone off of this site... I'll read it to you.) :)
But seriously, so I got this premonition a few years ago that I would meet the woman I would marry on the Internet. (True story.) I'm not sure if it was God speaking to me... or indigestion. But, not being one to fight with destiny, here I am. :)
Ok, onto a few words about the other half of the kind of relationship I am interested in having one day. I have learned about myself that I am drawn to people who: have an innate feel for matters of the heart; have experienced, wrestled with, and ultimately allowed deep pain to expand their soul and soften their eyes; tend to have a consistent orientation towards growth on their journey through life; find themselves delving into people's inner worlds and freely and skillfully sharing their own; regard "kindness" a lifelong pursuit; are deeply-rooted "connectors" who cultivate intimacy in the relationships around them; have a strong gravitational pull towards wisdom, truth, vulnerability, emotional connectedness; and who find all things Monty Python to be snort-milk-out-your-nose hilarious. Note: everything prior to that last one is optional. (This, class, would be what we call a joke. Can we all spell J-O-K-E together? Goooooood.)
Would it be okay if I continue to veer towards being way too stinking serious again? Cool, thanks. So I sometimes pray that I will have the courage to pursue what I want when I find it. Meaning, that I will have both the strength and the cajones to follow after my desire for her. (Us men can default towards cowardice sometimes. Well, I'll speak for myself here.) Would you consider praying that for a man that you want to pursue you? It will make a difference.
Ok, ok, no more serious. For the rest of this profile. Promise.
So I love rock-climbing (a relatively recent discovery in my life, and I'm not very good yet; but oh dang, does it awaken a little wide-eyed, full-of-adventure boy in me), exploring nature, exploring countries, finding the best European drinking chocolate in the world (the search continues!), stumbling onto a song that pin-point precisely speaks to the very thing that you've been trying to express your whole life, playing hide-the-stuffed-animal-doggie-somewhere-in-the-house with my nieces and nephews, and Tres Leches cake. (If you don't know what that last thing is, quit your browser right this minute and for heavens sake go find one. If you don't love it like you love life itself then I'm not sure we can be friends. Though, come to think of it, if you love all things dark chocolate then we can perhaps negotiate and make up.)
Ok. This profile is tired and needs to retire for the night. (Its author seconds that motion.)