I've been described as cerebral, creative, process-oriented, and pragmatic. In essence, I'm a walking oxymoron. I'm often asked if I play basketball or volleyball because of my height, but the truth is I'm catastrophically uncoordinated. I do enjoy playing soccer and volleyball, but these are best done outside because I struggle with aiming or controlling my strength. It does lead to some entertaining moments though. I enjoy words, and tend to find (good) puns hilarious. My sense of humor, like the rest of me, is pretty random: witty, juvenile/slapstick (yes, crude from time to time), and sarcastic. I'm also a shameless fan of the quintessential dumb joke...I just can't resist. My mind is very active and I usually find my conscious thought at least a step or two behind. I kind of like it that way though - I get to join in on the surprise!
I'm an "extroverted introvert". I'm quite talkative and silly (and I'll admit, rather dorky), it just takes some time for me to come out of my shell and I can't be around large groups of people all the time. My personality is complex and unique. I'm really independent: I bought my place at the age of 24 and I own it free and clear, live alone, and am completely self-sufficient. I'm looking for someone who values a certain level of independence and self-sufficiency.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking and editing pictures, concocting new recipes in the kitchen and on the grill, spending time with family, and hanging out with my dog. It's important to me to take time out to just relax, breathe, and enjoy - I can't be "on the go" all the time. That being said, I do enjoy seeing new sights, tasting new food, and doing new things. I really enjoy taking walks through the woods and playing in snow, but there aren't really any good woods in the area, and there certainly isn't any snow. I find myself to be a bit of a history buff when it comes to certain areas and eras. For some reason, I find WW II absolutely fascinating. I greatly enjoy the American Revolution as well. Sometimes I put my nerd hat on and watch documentaries on them.
I believe it's important for two people in a committed relationship to share at least core values and ideals. I believe in hard work and accountability. I value intelligence and the ability to think for oneself, superficiality and shallowness grates on me. I don't subscribe to the whole "princess" or "pedestal" idea. If I'm going to be in a relationship, I want it to be a partnership: taking care of and respecting each other.
Qualities I find attractive:
- Educated, intelligent, and able to communicate well (i.e. the ability to spell and use grammar correctly at least most of the time)
- Tall. I'm pushing 6'1", and it's just awkward for a guy to be shorter than I am. Same height is good though :)
- Driven. You don't need to be a millionaire at 30, but at least some motivation is important.
- Self-sufficient. Enough said
- Kind, patient, respectful - the typical qualities a girl tends to like :)
I'm absolutely not your typical girl, but I like to think I'm kind and caring. I don't really get a chance to meet a lot of people outside of work, so I figured I'd give here a shot.