So 2012 is suppose to be a year for good fortune; as it is the year is almost over , and it had yet to find me, so I've decided to find it. Hence signing up for online dating. So far, in 2012, I've run my first half-marathon and I'm signed up for my second one this month (November). It isn't so much the running that I enjoy, but the competition (I am still a fairly slow runner, but races keep track of various things, so I can always compete against myself along with the thousands of strangers). I'm also determined to find a new job this year. My other favorite thing to do is read, but all I have time for these days are my magazine subscriptions. Though I just finished "Gone Girl" - that book is twisted.
Okay, if you've read this far, I haven't scared you off, I'll that as a good sign.
Now on to the real part of the "About Me and Who I'm Looking For"...
What to say...what to say. I'm not really sure what to write here. I can be a bit reserved and I find it hard to talk about myself, but here goes!
I come from a large, close family. I am the oldest of six kids (my mom is like one of nine, and I'm not quite sure how many living/surviving siblings my grandma had, but let's just say it's a fairly large extended family - rumor has it at over 400 (total), but I'm not quite sure, it is at least 200). I'm the person my family counts on - I gave my little siblings rides to school and band practice (before they could drive themselves), attended their school conferences, and volunteered to help out in their extracurricular activities, etc. I babysit my niece and organize family outings and events. I seem to work a lot - I hold a regular paying job and I help my parents with their business on the weekends. Though I've recently been able to get Saturdays off. Woot woot. I guess it's fair to say that family, hard work, and helping out are key values for me!
When I hang out with my friends, we tend to do pretty standard stuff (dinners, bars/lounges, movies, the occasional museum visit or show) - but my focus is less on what we do and more on enjoying the company.
...Okay, I have to admit that I was having so much trouble writing this that I asked my friends to help. They describe me as kind-hearted, loyal, genuine, helpful, and well-mannered. They wanted me to tell you that I am selfless and would do anything to help someone out. (Their words, not mine. - one of them even said I was being too modest)
What I'm looking for in my partner in crime: Simply put, a partner in crime! Someone who'd be an activity buddy first, with the potential for a more meaningful relationship. Someone to do things with - try out new restaurants, go on hikes / runs, picnics, concerts, go to museums (only the ones w/ hands on exhibits or lots of reading - not the ones where there is a little sentence describing the item), just sitting there in the same room, etc. Someone willing to be patient with me. Someone willing to get me to try new things, and maybe even re-discover some things I forgot I liked (photography and bowling come to mind, but there are definitely other things that I like but no longer make the time to do). At a minimum, I'd need someone who is open, honest, caring (wow, that sounds so generic/cliche, but it's still true), along with a certain je ne said quoi. If you think that could be him, contact me.