I'm looking for a partner in crime to enjoy life with! For me this means spending time in the outdoors on bike or hiking, swimming in the ocean when this bay area weather allows, trying out surfing or something like that for the first time, exploring other countries, having engaging conversations, and laughing a lot!
Health and fitness are really important to me, and I enjoy staying active and feeling good about what I just ate! I'm more likely to err on the side of cooking something that's good for you but doesn't taste so good... and my friends are so kind for putting up with it! I really love having friends over for dinner though and try to make things tasty then. I'm working on it...
Ideally I'd spend some time every weekend outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, walking around, etc. I feel at peace in nature, soaking in the sun, bobbing in the waves, laying on the sand, climbing a mountain, hugging trees, biking a long path, whatever. I want a partner who also enjoys outdoorsy things, so that we could enjoy them together!
I like random conversation topics, like the premise of a book I just read, or international events. Sometimes I give off a creeper vibe, because I ask lots of questions, but it's all in good fun. About 50% of what I say is half joking. Unfortunately, when I'm joking, people who don't know me well think I'm being serious, and when I'm being serious they think I'm joking!! This has led to some distress...
I think it's sexy when men are attentive and can respond with something relevant. It's even sexier when they have the balls to admit that they weren't listening (sorry), don't know much about the topic but are interested to learn more, etc... It's also nice to meet a man who has a lot to say about something interesting and stops to engage me in the conversation by picking my brain... Conversations are nice when two people participate.
I am a first-generation American in my family, which is so much fun! It might have been less fun growing up, but I've finally matured and learned to laugh at all the fobbiness. I suspect I'd best relate to another 1st generation American, but that's still undecided, so if you're up for the challenge, bring it!!
I recently got out of grad school and sort of did a career switcharoo, so, truth be told, I am currently living at home with mom, working two part-time professional jobs, which are so much fun, but really just stepping stones. I value a man who's well-educated with or without credentials, who is aware of what's going on in the world, and is critical but not cynical.