I am a sincere, very masculine, sometimes shy, guy who prefers to take a risk rather than avoid one, live life rather than watch one be lived, and love to the limit. I possess a strong work ethic, intelligence, a bent for the finer things in life (minus the pretentious attitude), a stronger desire to laugh with as opposed to laugh at and, most important, a need for passion. These are what make me tick.
The guy for me (in romance and friendship) loves life to the fullest and understands communication: listening with your ears, feeling with your heart, and thinking with your mind. That applies in the good as well as the not-so-good times, both exist in any relationship. Shutting down is not communication. :) Passion and the desire to take good care of yourself--body, mind and soul--are BIG turn ons!