Hi. I'm Zach and I'd like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read, analyze and potentially respond to this personal advertisement of mine.
Since you are far more important than I, I'd like to describe theoretical YOU first:
Ideally you would be cute (which means you can look good in sweatpants or a formal dress, with or without makeup). Because everyone is entitled to their preferences, I tend to prefer people who keep fit - I find it attractive and it lends itself well to a lot of the activities I enjoy. You would be a CHRISTIAN and LIVING A LIFE THAT REFLECTS THAT DECISION, you would be tight with family and friends, fairly outgoing, and not boring or dumb. (Hey...just being honest). I have a great group of friends and a stellar family...and trust me, they're excited to meet you!
I want someone with strong ambitions (for career, family, relationships, etc) but isn't ruled by any one of them. Everything in life is so interconnected that I find it terribly unattractive when someone's too focused on one thing and ignores the rest.
If you really want to seal the deal, you'd like to spend time outside being adventurous, enjoy music beyond the billboard charts and generally find contentment in any situation. Also, my dream girl would have the standard amount of girl-drama and no more. Stability in a relationship is key for me, and typically I like relationships that fluctuate about as much as the plains of western Nebraska. Romance is the reward for a couple that knows commitment; and passion comes to those who communicate.
-Patient and laid back, yet still ambitious
-Interested in raising a family, preferably in MN
-Outgoing, or at very least not shy
-Loves the outdoors
-Christianity at it's core (denominations...eh)
-Appreciates all types of music/art
Now, without further adieu, ME!:
I'm extremely loyal and need very little maintenance, provided I'm with someone who shares the same traits. There's a time and a place where dependence on each other isn't a bad thing. I want to be needed in a healthy way, and I want to need you in a healthy way.
I am a believing Christian, who seeks the same in his mate. If you put "Christian" in the same list as favorite movie or hair color when you typically describe yourself - we probably aren't compatible.
One thing I've noticed about a lot of profiles in describing one's self, or describing their match, is that they're very polarized. I'm not like that. I like my grown-up stuff, but love to be a goof. I like my PBR, but love merlot too. I enjoy crusty old jeans, but can throw a suit on no prob. I'm a liberal conservative. I own mutual funds and Pez dispensers and I see the value in each. I look forward to meeting someone who doesn't want one or the other...but both.
When retired, I'd love to spend the week reading by a wood-burning fireplace in a lake cabin up north. Then, on the weekend I'd like to return to our condo downtown, socialize, eat Thai food and enjoy culture. If you're in the market for a half adult, half hipster who is a realistic idealist, I'm your guy.
I've also come to realize how much energy is wasted in a relationship. Once I find a girl worth putting my time and effort into I'm pretty excited to rip this ad down and stop "looking". My strength comes once I've gotten myself into a relationship with someone and can really start putting time and effort into making it the best it can be - a lot of that being developing mutual goals and starting to think more and more as "us" rather than her and I. I want a relationship where 1 plus 1 = 3.
In conclusion, may we all live happily ever after. The End
-If you bash winter or Minnesota
-Drunk Minnetonka bikini pictures with equally intoxicated meatheads draped on you
-Saying, "I'm sick of the bar scene" / "All guys are jerks" / "I work hard and I play hard"