Well this is awkward : ) First off, this is the first time I've tried one of these sites, but after meeting people for years based on looks first, I'd like to see what someone's all about before anything else. More than anything, I'm looking for friendship. I don't want to jump into just any relationship, but if I meet the right person for me, I'm all in. In a relationship I am open, committed, and passionate about my life with the other person, though I feel it necessary to continue to be individuals in order to maintain a healthy relationship. I love to laugh with someone that has the same sense of humor: it better be witty, a bit of the old slapstick always works, and situational humor is key. I feel that a great relationship is based on the ability to laugh at one another without giving or taking offense. Another thing that I value in another above all else is respect and love of family: none of us is perfect, but I strive to make peace and grow with the ones I have been on this planet the longest with. I'm on this site to meet the great woman that I know is just around the corner. I work hard, and I have a busy schedule during the week, so I'd like to find someone who enjoys staying in and watching a movie as much as going out on the weekends for dinner and a couple of drinks. Experiencing new music while still enjoying and meditating on all the "old stuff" is a huge part of my personality. I guess I seldom desire a "surface-level" conversation: I tend to go off-topic to wherever the conversation takes us. Want to know more, send me a message.