Before you start, a lot of women have mentioned that what I've written is a little intimidating. Please don't let it be. I'm straightforward, honest, and hoping that by writing this way you can have a better picture of whether we would have some things in common.
Sounds kind of superficial, but here are the basics of what I'm looking for as a friend or dating...female, SINGLE, 5'4" , outdoorsy, liberal-ish and local (5-10 miles). PLEASE have some kind of education beyond a couple years at the local community college. If you are a single Mom, you are awesome...but please don't write if you really don't have the time. I'm single and work an 8-5 job, so you really need to be flexible and available with evenings and weekends. (i.e. meeting for coffee shouldn't depend on a babysitter.)
I've just moved and I'm hoping to get out a little more and meet people. I like the outdoors and being active (see hobbies). Someone to do these things with would be great. I'm not a serial dater, I'm looking to make some friends and maybe "meet someone"....someone to hang out with, catch a movie, dinner, or just talk would be nice too. If you read "outdoors" above and think "walks on the beach, picnic in the park, or day hike on a trail", while I do enjoy these things, it's not what I consider doing outdoors activities. On a side note, I broke my foot a year ago and haven't been able to do a lot of the things I list for the past 12 months while I heal. So, even if you're new or a novice at these things, we are probably at the same level (i.e. don't be intimidated).
I'm not into watching sports (college, nfl, nba, mbl...), but you might find me watching bungee jumping, rock climbing, snow sports, etc at a bar if I'm bored.
I don't "lol" or "rotflmao" or similar bologna. The terms; Y'all, Cali, SoCal, and Bro make me shake my head.
I'm a massive technophile....possibly a geek. I've never owned a PC but I know how to build one from parts. I love my iPhone and MBPro.
I'm sarcastic and can be a bit dry at times. I like looking for absurdity in life, especially while people watching. I frequent "Get Fuzzy", "Non Sequitor", and "Dilbert".
I'm a Lebowski fan because the rug really tied the room together and not because Smokey was over the line.
I'm a liberal with a conservative family. I'm still fighting "the man" even though it's frowned upon and, most likely, "the man" is a relative.
I'm not much of a dancer and have an aversion to country music and line dancing.
I LOVE to cook and I enjoy good food. It doesn't have to be fancy, but just done well. I don't like lima beans, melons, or chocolate. After that, I'm ok with eating pretty much anything.
Religion and horoscopes are novelties...they're fun distractions and that's about it. I'm not religious nor superstitious, but I understand that some people need these things to make some sense out of life.
Music: DMB, NIN, Boingo, DMode, NewOrder, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, Jack Johnson, Charles Mingus, Gil Scott Heron, Feist, CCR, Eagles, BT, Crystal Method. Just got hooked on Pomplamoose..
Movies: Coen Brothers, Tim Burton, Stranger Than Fiction, The Matrix, The Quiet Man, Castaway, Superman Returns, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Ironman, Napoleon Dynamite, Dodgeball
TV: The Office, LOST, Grey's, Family Guy, Always Sunny, How I Met Your Mother
Travelling: I've been to England, France, Mexico, South Korea, China, Canada, and Australia. I've also been to practically every state West of the Mississipi and most of the East Coast. I like obscure over touristy and feel pretty comfortable just winging it, but someday I think I might take a cruise or really long train ride just to check them off of a list.
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