I'm a midwest boy who transplanted himself to the Pacific Northwest (by way of Utah) about six years ago. I love it up here (even despite the dreary winters) and consider my move to Seattle to be one of the best decisions of my life. I am more of the "relax at home with a great meal, good friends, and a cutthroat game of Hearts" kind of guy than a "get my sparkly muscle shirt and tight pants on and head to the clubs for a night of drinking and picking up guys" kind of guy. Nothing wrong with that...just not really my style. For me, home is a place that you should want to spend time, not a place you feel you need to escape. I still love to travel, enjoy the outdoors, eat out, or attend events (musical theater and I have a sordid history together...), but I love having a place and people to come home to, where I can just relax and be myself.
I love what I consider to be the simple things in life: The Muppets, Pixar Movies, playing board and card games, spending time in the garden, cooking what I grow, spending time with my Golden Retriever, Luke. Just keep it nice and relaxed. I pick up projects and hobbies like Taylor Swift picks up boyfriends. (Unlike Ms. Swift, however, I actually stick with my projects.) I enjoy photography a great deal. I would love to spend more time hiking and get to know this part of the country, but that’s something I don’t particularly enjoy doing alone. I enjoy writing and recording music, watching TV, playing video games, and experimenting in the kitchen when I have the time. I am an unabashed (and overly enthusiastic) technology whore. I enjoy reading, but will almost always pick an entertaining sci-fi or fantasy novel over some deep tome of dense prose in which the author is more interested in showcasing his linguistic acrobatics than actually telling a good story. I’m addicted to audiobooks. I love animals. I hate mayonnaise.
Despite my efforts to hold onto my childlike wonder (Cue: gagging sounds), I am actually a responsible adult. I hold a regular job, and own my own company. I work hard (it's that whole midwest work ethic/curse...) moved to the area several years ago, and since then, I haven't focused on much besides work and home life. Time to change that.
I'd like to make some friends, and build out my social circle. And of course, I want to find that special guy. (Who doesn't?) I'm interesting in getting to know fun, compassionate, clever, thoughtful, funny people. We don't need to share all the same interests. In fact, relationships like that can be a little dull. What you do for a living or what you enjoy doing in your free time is far less important to me than who you are as a person.