About me: awesome.
About you: awesome.
(Bonus points if you know which movie the quote in my header is from.) Some things that make me laugh are: cat vs. printer (youtube; a must-see), why cats are better than dogs (also youtube; also a must-see), the good South Park episodes, slapstick humor (such as Will Ferrell, Super Troopers, or Pixar movies), subtle humor (such as Moonrise Kingdom, Robert Downey as Sherlock Holmes, or Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada), a woman who can quote Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Bridesmaids, or any quotable movie. It’s a biological fact: any woman who can quote funny lines from movies is cool. It’s not that you’re uncool if you can’t or don’t do it, but if you do, you’re definitely way cool. “And the only way to bag a classy lady like that is to give her two tickets to the gun show.” ***kisses each bicep***
Love movies. Prefer independent films. I opt for movies over TV shows, though I like some dramas (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad).
Love great food, and I’m a very good cook.
Love wine. (I get a kick out of the descriptions on the back of most bottles. Just once I’d like to read something like: “This wine kicks @$$. You should buy more of it. That way you’ll be awesome and cool.”) It should be drunk with cheese, strawberries, and chocolate while watching Sideways for the 99th time.
Read a ton. Financial-related papers and blogs for work and literary fiction for fun.
I write both for work and for fun. Oddly, though, the business writing is easy and the fun writing is tough! I’ve written one novel and am working on another.
I own two businesses. I don’t believe in just working hard: I believe in working smart-- planning, setting priorities, and saying no. This last one probably sounds a little offbeat, but I’ve had so many mediocre to bad ideas suggested to me that it became necessary. Time is precious!
NOT into clubs or loud bars.
I do enjoy concerts. Saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers recently, and I’m always up for Dave Matthews.
I eat right for the most part and exercise 5 times per week. Not obsessed with clothes but do try to dress well.
Now, about you:
Ever read about the Meyers-Briggs personality test? It’s not an end-all, put-you-in-a-box categorization. (Well, sort of, haha.) It identifies basic traits. One is Sensor vs. Intuitive. Sensors take in information through their five senses. Someone who lives for today is a Sensor. Intuitives, however, are idea people. They think in abstract terms, and they live for the future. I’m very much an Intuitive. I like talking about ideas. That’s where I come alive and have a lot to say. Neither trait is “right” or “wrong”. Nevertheless, this is one trait where it really helps to be on the same page. A Sensor and an Intuitive may not have enough in common to maintain interest over the long haul. So if you like to read, or have lots of quirky ideas, or like to listen about topics you don’t know a thing about it, or have grand plans, we’ll much more likely have a lot to talk about.
I’m not looking for someone who has the precisely the same interests I do. It’s more important that she simply has plenty of interests.
Looks and physique do matter. (Though a supermodel brain and attitude are more important!) I don’t particularly love working out, but I do love the results. I’m attracted to someone who takes care of herself and plans to always take care of herself. That said, she doesn’t have to turn everyone’s head—but she does need to turn mine!
One final must-have: you must be physically affectionate. I mean the subtle stuff: holding hands, touching me when we’re having a conversation, my standing behind you in line and putting my hands on your hips,big hugs, etc. Little touches go a long, long way once I’m involved with someone. Plenty of people aren’t this way, and that’s absolutely fine. For me, though, it’s definitely a must-have.