Overall I try not to be too douchey. Yea… probably not the best way to start a profile...
I was traveling back from a certification course in Washington DC. I was tired and work had paid for the trip. I figure I’d splurge and cover the difference to bump myself up to first class. At the ticket counter I asked if they had upgrades available. The agent checked and reported that they did – but that the cost was $350. I said “Let’s do it”. She seemed shocked – which seemed a little odd to me at the time – but upgraded my ticket.
Feeling smug I stood at the front of the line. An issue with a broken toilet on the plane was delaying the takeoff. As time passed I started having the nagging question of “Hummm… why did she seem so surprised that I would upgrade.” I didn’t think I was giving off the “no way in the world this guy belongs in first class” vibe. Out of curiosity I jumped on google. Seems I was the only one who didn’t know that Southwest Airlines doesn’t actually have a first class section… and that I had just thrown down a pretty ridiculous sum for the privilege of being first in line to board.
Running back to the counter I explained to the agent what a complete idiot I was. She smiled in agreement and changed my ticket back.
Now I know what you're thinking: "Great - Another guy on match who discribes himself as a douchey smug idiot. Why can't I find someone who is intellegent and goal driven; with a great sense of humor?" Don't worry... If you keep looking I'm sure there might be one or two with that discription.
Most of my family lives in San Francisco and I try to visit often. Dad and I make a point of rooting for opposing teams in the super bowl; requiring daily calls prior to the game to iron out the finer details of our annual five dollar wager (dad won this year). Mom can’t cook (Seriously… but don’t tell her I told you - blame one of my brothers!). In spite of that, we all jump at the chance of getting together over one of her meals.
The traits you absolutely positively must have: Complete inability to wait for birthdays or anniversaries to share romantic gifts or surprises. An amazingly calm and even temperament. Artistically creative and wicked smart... Seriously… like Mensa smart. Hilarious. Not afraid of doing dishes, great with power tools and know how to fix everything from a leaking toilet to a worn out car alternator.
Wait … Crap! Those were all my traits. You need to get your own!
What I'm not looking for is a misogynistic, “cook for me, clean for me” sort of relationship. Anyone willing to adopt that role wouldn't stimulate me at all. You need to be able to challenge me to grow, challenge my ideas and ideals; and not lose your mind when I stand by my core beliefs.
If you can show me new things - or new ways to look at old things, if you will laugh at stupid things with me, and if you will treat me with respect and demand the same... That would be a good start to build from. If it leads to something serious - we can cook and clean together - or maybe just eat out instead.