Life in General:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly."
-- Robert Heinlein
It's kind of my ethos. My personal idol is Theseus, the quintessential warrior-scholar. I've been described as a super-catch, but I'm still looking for mine.
Then and Now:
I grew up poor in a family of six, worked hard in academics and sports in high school, studied at an Ivy League university, began moving up in the work force from day one while both captaining a semi-pro adventure racing team and leading a small company. Present day, I'm looking to unwind a bit and meet some beautiful, well-educated women with a perfect demeanor. Hahahah, yeah right! a.k.a. I'm lonely. I want a lover and friend.
I took a two year break from competitive adventure racing but have since then started training anew. So if you like any of hiking, running, orienteering, coasteering, climbing/ropes-related stuff, rafting, whitewater/flatwater paddling, riverboarding, swimming, mountain biking, or just exploring/camping/being outdoors, I'm game.
Also, I've taken up rock climbing and so I'm at Stone Summit twice a week, and so I lift weights and do yoga as well. I have a goal to do some actual rock climbing, but I'm working up to it and I need a partner. Maybe...
Mind, Body, Soul:
I have an eye for the aesthetic, a very accurate visual memory, and an attention to detail.
I love to joke (to a fault) and sarcasm and wit will come out at all times--love to smile and laugh.
No matter what happens there is a fire inside of me that is ambitious and capable and powerful. It generally just burns steadily but sometimes it swells to a conflagration; during those times, I achieve great things. Even when I consider how many people there are in this world and I feel really small, I guess there's something primordial in me that yells back, "BUT I'M BIG!"
I can be ridiculously tough physically and mentally, yet emotionally fragile. So while my man card can get dinged on that front, I can more easily have a deep emotional connection with women. And yes that makes intimacy quite intense on multiple fronts.
I am a full man sexuality is but one aspect of my life--I'm not here for a one night whatever. I don't want to be a dick but if you're the type that doesn't get turned down because you are hot, don't be surprised if you do by me because you've not the personality to match. Suffice it to say, I'm not super picky but I'm also not without standards.
What I'm looking for--mental and physical attraction is a must. I guess that really means we need to have some chemistry. I'm looking for someone who can approach slowly and then hit the gas. Would like someone who can hold her own in a conversation, enjoys outdoorsy things, likes to go out dancing, enjoys being sexy, generally a fun-seeker, doesn't take herself too seriously (don't be an uber B--laugh a little about yourself and others). Most importantly, I'm looking for someone who's interested in just trying and seeing if it works--the whole touch your toe in the water and check if it's the perfect temperature kind of hesitant person is not for me.