I'm an eclectic and diverse kind of person. I guess that's true for all of us--it's hard to label or categorize ourselves. I find it difficult to sum myself up, but this medium requires it. I've lived abroad and love traveling, but also love having a hometown and cozy nights at home. I can be both exceedingly goofy or serious, earnest or irreverent, depending on the situation. While in reality an incurable optimist, idealist, and romantic, I'm not incapable of flashes of cynicism and sarcasm (they're not permanent :). I definitely see things in shades of gray -- except for when something is either black or white! You get the picture. Some people get that and appreciate it, and some people don't. My favorite people do.
I love learning and speaking other languages (Hablas espanol? Govorite pa russki?), teaching my students, hanging out at corner bars in the neighborhood with my friends, doing outdoorsy things (camping-hiking-sailing-kayaking), reading good books, having spirited (but civil and respectful!) political debates, drinking good beer/wine, listening to good music, dancing, traveling to new places as well as old favorites, hanging out with the family, making new friends, and enjoying the old.
I'm looking for a great, compatible-with-me man to be friends with, grow and learn with, have fun with, and love passionately. I hope he'll be intelligent, caring, honest, funny, fun-loving, respectful, active, and interested in doing his best in his little corner to make the world a better place.