Many profiles I've read on here mention how people are very goal-oriented and motivated in their careers. Although I admire that, I have a slightly different approach. I take my work seriously and do it well, but work is not my life. I work to have a comfortable life and to support the things I want to do with my friends and family: I don't aspire to someday rule the world. I work the typical 9-5, and try to keep that work/life balance that so many of us tend to lose as work demands more and more of us. I'm usually pretty busy with friends, but am interested in meeting someone new beyond the usual circles.
I used to describe myself as shy, primarily because I struggle at striking up conversations with strangers out of nowhere. I can't walk up to a random person at a bar, but if we were to be introduced I could probably talk your ear off. Lately that must be changing... when I use the word "shy" to describe myself, my friends laugh at me. You can judge for yourself. My sarcasm can be a bit dry, so if I say something ridiculous, then yes, I was kidding.
I'm looking for a woman who will help push me do some of the things I wouldn't do on my own, like dancing or singing (anywhere besides the car with the windows up). Although I'm not an elite athlete by any means, I run and play on any team that will have me, so my ideal match would be active as well. I just completed the marathon, and my next challenge is a sprint triathlon in July. I would love a training partner.
Although I'm ultimately here because I'm not meeting women who could develop into "the one" in my everyday travels, I'm looking forward to seeing who's out there, both romantically and as friends. (Just because you might be incompatible in some way, that doesn't mean your life won't be better for having met someone.) I'm looking forward to hearing from you!