Hi and thanks for reading my profile.
I am a longtime European in the US (German). I'm easy going but active. Lazy weekend mornings are great, especially when there's someone to spend them with, but just as often I bounce out of bed with more energy than I know what to do with. Regular exercise is a must and I love the outdoors, nature and wildlife (although I'm not a huge camper, mountain biker or long-distance hiker). I have volunteered for wildlife conservation causes before. Music is a big passion and I always enjoy listening to some live performances in the area. I also play two instruments myself. I find cooking a lot of fun, especially when I have someone to cook for. Or maybe even better, maybe we'll cook together...you can be the sous chef. :p
I also love to travel and seek new experiences. Personally I lean more towards off the beaten path exploration and local immersion than knocking off cultural landmarks when on the road. A nice slow beach vacation is not too bad either sometimes. :) I'm generally more of a warm weather person, but under the right conditions I enjoy a day of skiing as well. In the phrase ‘work-life balance’, my emphasis is on ‘life’. Maybe we can go somewhere together!?
Things that are important to me (and that I hope to offer to the right person in return) are affection, warmth, capacity for intimacy, passion, communication, loyalty, consistency, reliability, support, tolerance, ability to compromise, humor and the full ability to toss it all in there for love. I have a healthy imagination and try to keep things interesting. I like to think I have a strong value system and a good head on my shoulders. The simple things and the relationships we form are what counts.
I think fundamentally it is all about finding someone that meets your needs and whose needs you meet in return. It should feel easy. If I meet the right person I would like to pursue something real and lasting.