Recently moved back to my hometown of Stillwater, OK, after a 3-year stint in Oklahoma City. Currently working a ho-hum job, and trying to get back into school. My dream is to eventually own a vegetarian restaurant/coffeshop/tea house. My other dream is to teach English in Japan -- we'll see which one wins out...
Electronic music (trance, house, electro, techno, etc.) and dancing are my heart and soul... finding someone who shares that appreciation is extremely important to me. I love other types of music, as well -- particularly classical, and indie rock -- but electronica is my passion.
Ideally, I would prefer someone who is also vegetarian... but I'm finding that attractive, vegetarian, electronic-music-loving men are an exceedingly rare breed, so I'm willing to compromise a bit on that. Just no hunters or fishermen, please.
I smoke occasionally, but that's negotiable. As a general rule: I smoke when I'm around smokers; I don't smoke when I'm around non-smokers. Nicotine is by no means a necessity, so if I happen to find someone I like, but who is not kosher with the cancer sticks, then I have no issues with giving it up.
Things I enjoy: Cycling (mountain biking, especially... but I'm happy on any thing with two wheels and no motor), shopping (when I can afford it, dancing (and by dancing I mean the sort where you actually DANCE, not just hop up and down whilst bobbing your head and waving your arms idiotically, or just try to grind against everyone else on the dance floor), socializing, intellectual (or sometimes pseudo-intellectual) conversation, pondering the mysteries of the universe, getting absorbed in Wikipedia for hours on end, studying foreign languages (particularly Japanese and German, I would love to someday live in either country) , cooking, baking, drawing, painting... If given the opportunity, I also love: hiking, camping, skiing, iceskating, swimming, building sand castles, watching movies, paintball, mini-golf, TRAVELING, playing with cute fuzzy animals, riding horses, sewing, running about at random in search of adventure, going to the zoo, soaking in outdoor hottubs in freezing cold weather, broomball, tennis... a variety of things. I want to learn to scuba dive. I love camping and hiking/cycling and anything outdoorsy, so, someone who would be willing to be dragged along on mountain biking/camping/hiking expeditions is a must.
I tend to alternate between being somewhat shy and reserved, and chatty and extroverted. So someone who is comfortable with a mix of partying and quiet time, who is ok with giving me space every now and then, would be ideal. I'm more than willing to return the favour -- provided there is communication, and it's not a matter of, "I'm simply going to ignore you for several days without explanation, and only resume contact when I feel like it, by which point you will have assumed the worst and spent an agonizing several days being heartbroken/angry/worried/convinced some terrible calamity has befallen me, and I am now in a coma somewhere, unable to contact you." I've had quite enough of that from relationships, and am not keen on dealing with more. I'm at a point right now where just getting my own life in order is my first priority, so I'm not really looking for my soulmate at the moment... mostly just interested in friendship/hanging out/casual dating, at least for now. I'm not interested in booty calls, but I don't want anything too complicated or distracting, either... something comfortably (and mutually-respectfully) in-between would be nice. If we hit it off and it doesn't completely upend the rest of my life, I'm not opposed to something more serious developing, though