When I'm not taking care of my young son, whose welfare is priority #1, I am recharging. A few things that I've enjoyed this year--hiking trails near my home; kicking my own butt around in bootcamp and realizing I am stronger than I look; discovering new restaurants--both hole-in-the wall spots for authentic food, as well as 'hot spots' that sprang up over the past 10 years when I wasn't paying attention.
What I'd like to do more of in the coming year: meet new people whose company I enjoy. I'm looking for friendship, companionship--something uncomplicated, but always with potential. I enjoy the arts--particularly music, but also theater, dance, photography, and other creative expression--and would love to meet someone who would enjoy taking in a concert or exploring an exhibit. I'd love to explore outside of the DC as well--am curious about local vineyards and other weekend getaways. All of that said, I'm equally happy to do something super low-key--take a walk, grab a coffee and find a spot outside. Just sit and enjoy good conversation over a glass of wine. Or dinner and a movie.
What am I looking for? Someone who is intelligent, playful, sarcastic, fun, and funny. And yet someone that understands what it means to have responsibilities and make choices accordingly. Someone who is passionate about who he is and what he does and yet someone who understands how to temper a vision to accommodate reality--I suppose that is called being flexible. I am looking to meet someone who understands that my free time is limited and doesn't mind having to schedule things a bit in advance. While I'd love to pretend that I can be spontaneous, my current reality simply doesn't allow for that. That said, I actually find that my compartmentalized schedule affords me considerable balance. It would be wonderful to meet someone who appreciates the same.
Living a healthy lifestyle is important to me--it is something I strive for in my life and the environment that I've created for my son, each and every day. Eating right and exercising is as essential as having emotional and mental peace and well-being.
My strong preference is to meet people in the DC area. While I certainly appreciate anyone that makes an effort and reaches out from beyond that radius, it is simply not what I seek right now and I wish you well.
As an update I should also add, I generally don't respond to profiles that don't have pictures. It is not that looks are everything to me---in fact, I think my attraction to people is generally more of a feeling and less of a 'type'--but admittedly it feels a bit asymmetric to draft an email to what looks like a shadowy silhouette in the witness protection program! Men often stake a claim for 'being visual', but I think women are visual in their own way. Ultimately, if we passed each other on the street, I'd like to have as much information as you do!