Where to start... I am constantly trying to grow and improve myself as a person, well at least in theory. I try to stay active and physically fit, with biking and basketball being my favorite athletic endeavors, and recently have discovered the benefits of yoga. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and nature, and I'm VERY ecologically minded, probably to a fault. I am quite concerned about the state of our world today, both environmentally and socially, and live my life accordingly to my ideals. I try to stay healthy, but will sometimes succumb to alcohol or ice cream. I am naturally a positive person, but there are always negative forces that can bring one down, so I try to surround myself with creativity, art, music, nature. Compassion and ecological awareness are musts for me. You could say I dance to the beat of my own drum (I'm an Aquarius from Berkeley), and think a lot about how we can improve as a society. I enjoy socializing, but also need my solo down time. As for relationships, I can be shy at first, but warm up when I get to know someone, and then I become a loyal friend and lover. Ideally I am looking for a connection with a nice, smart, attractive woman to form a healthy and lasting relationship, but the search can be arduous. I have been fortunate to be blessed with a wide circle of good friends for companionship, but nothing can substitute for a loving relationship, as life is meant to be shared, and they lead to growth and self-discovery for all involved. So I guess you could say that after years of taking a somewhat casual approach to finding my ideal partner, I'm getting a bit more serious now. Hence I'm on here. I'm not sure what to expect from signing up here, but hopefully some dates with some exceptional women. I think I'm ready...are you?