Firstly I am an optimist, and hope to find someone special here on match. I know that it must happen every day...
My one defining value would be: "make the most of life". In that vein I prefer to spend free time outdoors, discovering new places, enjoying the sights and sounds, or playing sports. I have also been known to simply find a great view and let my eyes soak it up. Despite all the outdoor activity, I'm at the gym often and take good care of myself. Still, gyms are boring places, outside is where the fun is!
I also strive to find balance in life. I'd rather read a good book than watch TV, but sometimes there's no beating a warm fireplace, a comfy couch, a good movie, and even better company.
Other things that make me smile include music and food; what I listen to is usually determined by my mood, and what I'll eat is just as varied.
Without writing too long a list; my ideal match is cute, kind, and cuddly. A fellow optimist. She likes to laugh, is adventurous and in love with life. Not quick to judge. She's ready to form a lasting partnership with someone just like me.
As a boy I emigrated to the US from Northern England. I became a dual-citizen a few years ago. While I have lost most of my accent, I have somehow managed to retain all of my good manners! Coming from the bucolic countryside of the North (think James Herriot) to be steeped in the hyperactivity of LA, I think I bring a unique mix of country lad and urbanite to the table. I could write more, but I'm entitled to a shred of mystery... perhaps you'd be better off drawing your own conclusions in person?