What to say...? I'm originally from the East Coast, moved out here almost a year ago for a job. The job is great, but I haven't had much opportunity to meet people that I don't work with. As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Huck a dull boy.
At the moment, I'm only looking to meet good people, but if the right person comes along, I'd much rather settle down than date around. In the meantime, dating is at least good for a laugh. People are funny!
I like to swim, and I want to get more involved in the opportunities of living by the sea: kayaking, surfing, etc. I'd also like to do some hiking and climbing, and would like to get out to some wine bars to get a finer appreciation for the local vintages and some good lounge music.
I studied English Lit and Critical Theory in grad school, and I'm probably one of the few straight guys you'll ever meet who can quote Byron and Shelley, give a lecture on Adorno and the Culture Industry, and then tune into an action flick.
So more than a bit of a geek (in the best way, tho).
I've done a fair bit of traveling (France, England, Germany, Switzerland) and have learned along the way that the best destinations aren't the ones we planned for: it's about the journey and the people we meet along the way.
I have two daughters who are the apple and orange of my eyes. They live East with their mother most of the year, and have just returned to her after spending the summer with me. We had a great time and I wish they could stay forever. Their mother and I maintain an amicable relationship, but it's been hard being so far away from them. As predicted, having them here with me made dating challenging, but I wouldn't have traded my time with them for anything!
"Fine wine connoisseur" might be putting it a bit strongly. "Enthusiast"? "Admirer"? These are bit closer to the truth, but Match.com seems determined to make me seem like a oenophile and classier than I really am. I enjoy a good bottle of wine and can recognize some hints of chocolate and cherries in my pinot noir, but I'm far from being a sommelier.