I've been living in New York for six years now (via Los Angeles but originally from the Great State of Texas). I love the City. I have a job I enjoy and great friends but I'd like to find my partner in crime.
Me: I’m easy to talk to and can keep a secret. I enjoy intelligent conversation and no topic is off-limits. Parents seem to like me. I’m a giver. I know how to take a joke and no one laughs harder at me than me (and yes, I know it’s “I”). I’m confident but modest. I like to think I generally do right by others. I’m low maintenance - don’t enjoy arguing, drama or hassle. I say what I feel and I mean it. I respect kindness, honesty and loyalty.
I’m a guy’s guy - I like to watch football, play golf, gamble, mercilessly tease my friends and have them do the same to me. Don’t worry, I also know how to open doors, cuddle, buy flowers, eat with the right spoon, take orders, etc.
I love everything about the 80’s; beat me at 80’s Edition Trivial Pursuit if you really want to impress me.
You: Are a guy’s girl but feminine; like nice things but aren’t materialistic; know how to kiss; don’t offend easily; don’t have any trust issues or baggage; not selfish (very important); don’t need a babysitter if we’re at a wedding and you don’t know anyone (not that I would abandon you); like Texas Longhorns football or can be trained to do so; know how to use the Urban Dictionary – bonus points if you have a favorite definition; like giving a backrub as much as you like getting one; know how to hold your liquor; love music (and have good taste as determined by me); aren’t shy about dropping F-bombs if you need to.
That doesn’t mean I’m looking for a tomboy. If you like to wear dresses, drink fruity drinks, play with your hair when you think, watch shows like Grey’s Anatomy (I don’t, but might for the right person), have a stack of chick-lit next to your bed, etc. - these are all good things.
Everyone on Match says they love to laugh. Duh. Who doesn’t? Ideally, you would make me want to do it all the time (laugh, that is). Oh, and if you don't think I’m funny it’s a dealbreaker.
You should have your own interests and friends. My friends and certain less-annoying members of my family are really important to me and I don’t want to ignore them. It’s great if you want to do something and I’m not invited, as long as you’ll be thinking about me in the back of your mind while you’re doing it.
FYI: I'm currently sporting the beard so mentally prepare yourself in case we meet. It's softer than it looks....