Ahh, the dreaded profile. Where I have to describe all of my desirable qualities and glaze over my character flaws :-)
I think some of my best qualities are that I am not a judgmental individual and I believe strongly in a 'live and let live' mentality. I'm a very dry humorist, which I suppose may not be for everyone, but oh well. I believe in being in good health, but not necessarily being a fanatic. You can usually find me outside in the summertime hiking, or running around a gymnasium in the winter.
I like my job very much. I work as an engineer in Longmont, designing technology to put as many electric vehicles as possible on the road as quickly as possible. Solving difficult problems is what gets me up in the morning, and I can't think of much else that I'd rather be doing.
Music is very important to me. A good concert beats a night out at the bar any day of the week. I have an old upright piano in my living room, which helps to pass the occasional rainy day or sleepless night. I like to take the guitar and play an open mic at a bar or coffee house every now and then. And of course, just laying around catatonic, listening to the stereo shuffle through a play list is never a bad idea.
I would like to think that I'm a highly motivated person once I settle on my goals. I will be starting graduate school soon, as I fear my mind is starting to wither away from lack of stimulation. I have a long term plan of eventually getting a private pilot's license, just because it'd be nice to just jump in a little plane and literally get away from the world for a bit.
Any chance I get to do something that makes me feel a little out of my element is an opportunity to learn something new about myself. I enjoy learning about other people, who they are and where they come from. I believe in balance, and am constantly preoccupied with maintaining it in my life.
I like to acquire random skills. I started learning how to make sushi a couple years ago, and now I'm hooked (not to mention saving money on eating out). I have a vegetable garden, which I enjoy taking care of more than I ever would have thought. I've been learning card tricks lately, which I've noticed seems to garner a wide variety of responses from people. I'm either the cool magician guy or the creep with the deck of cards ;-)
I have been married once, and of course the best things to come out of it are my two young gentlemen. They are 5 and 10, and it goes without saying, they are my top priority at present.
Anyways, I'm on here to hopefully meet someone interesting. I'd love to offer a blueprint of my perfect 'Match', but I'm not arrogant enough to believe that I know who or what is good for me in this world.
I don't think anyone should feel any kind of pressure to instantly click, but rather enjoy the opportunity of meeting new people and hopefully finding out who they are and what they are looking for out of life. If something comes of it, so be it. :)