I play and teach music for a living-- definitely my dream job. It involves a lot of travel, all over Europe, Asia and the US (with a few weeks in Miami Beach, just when the Cleveland winter gets to be a bit much.) It keeps me very busy, which is why I'm on Match, I suppose... I play classical music for a living, but I listen to everything. (You know that scene in Office Space where the guy in a car turns down the volume on his gansta rap when he pulls up to a red light? Yeah, that's kind of me...) I also have a weakness for indie rock, cheesy 80's hair metal, mainstream pop, all that stuff. The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones? Both, please.
I also love the outdoors. Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, skiing... I just bought my first sailboat, and CAN'T WAIT for the summer so I can sail to the Lake Erie Islands, Vermillion for dinner at Chez Francois, pull up to the dock at Pickle Bills, or just float around in the sun. If you have a great recipe for walleye that can be prepared in a kitchen the size of a closet, send it my way... I named the boat after the White Stripes song, Little Room (long story).
One of my friends likes to introduce me to people by saying that I'm nicer than Gandhi. Probably not entirely accurate, but I do always see the best in people, and I almost always can sympathize with both sides of an argument. Having said that, my most valuable friendships and relationships are the ones where we can debate, and call each other out with no hard feelings.
I think it's great to be able to do the things you love with your significant other; but it's also great to be able to do the things you love with your other friends or by yourself, and come home to your significant other at the end of the day. The one preconceived idea I have about a relationship is that both people should be able to be their best selves when they are with the other person, and also when they are not with the other person.