My life story! Wow.
Here it goes. I was born and raised in a pretty typical Asian American family of four. Father: a scientist, mother: an educator, sister: an IT manager. I'm the eldest and the only creative professional in the house. I spent 4 years in Pittsburgh, PA studying visual arts. As much as I like Pitt's landscape and blue collar texture, it wasn't the city for creative minds. SF, NYC were calling me after graduation.
I'm a visual designer for a large online merchant. I try to strike a balance between work and life. One of my serious part time hobby is independent film making. Working with Writers, Actors, Cinematographers is a very satisfying experience. I'm a pretty active person outside of work. Other things I'm into: Traveling, museums and galleries, national parks, plays and theater, films, photography, bicycling, hiking, swimming.
Visual arts flow through my veins. They're my life blood. I think I developed all the visual senses and aspirations when my dad first taught me how to draw and sketch. I still draw and sketch from time to time. Pencils and pen are my friends(recent discovery on iPad's sketching abilities were surprising:). Colors, shapes and forms excite me. Since I minored in film and drama when I was in school, it was only natural for me to pick up film making as a serious hobby and a natural extension of my visual art career. Film making has been quite an eye opener. It took me to an entirely different realm. It has been a quite a journey for me so far :)
At the age of 35 plus, I'm way beyond "dating game". I'm actually pretty tired of dating and don't really want to be on this site any longer. If you're looking at my profile, then you're not a teen or a college kid either. You probably already have an established life to live. Finding someone special is a big plus to our lives, but not something absolutely must have.
Here're some thoughts about my online dating intention. I'll skip the pleasantry and get to the point. I think a little honesty goes a long way. I'm NOT here looking for flirting, casual sex, ONS or short term relationship. What does "short term relationship" supposed to mean anyway? You know you'll break up with someone after 3 months? To me, all above is complete waste of time. I'm here looking for a long term relationship. It's not that I'm desperate, far from it actually. Like what I said earlier, I have an interesting and busy life to live and I'm content. There're many perks of being a single man. Managing my time and priority is important. If a romance comes along, I'll shift my priorities and allocate my time for it. I just don't like to waste my time on interactions that have no future.
Also, I've seen profiles who're interested in "friendship first and see where things go". I'm not here looking for friendship. If I want more friendship, I go hang out on Facebook and Twitter. I use Match as what it is really for: finding a romantic interest. I don't like to mix friendship with relationship. Friendship and relationship have completely different priorities and I want to be very clear on my priorities. Ambiguity is not my cup of tea.