First off, please don't feel insulted if I send you a wink instead of an email. I put a lot of effort into my messages so sometimes I send a wink first instead just to gauge interest so as to not waste either of our times. If I wink at you and you return one or email me back, I guarantee you will get a well-written, thought out email ;)
I was born and raised in North Central Texas and most of my friends and family still live in the area. I moved to the Austin area in June '06 after graduating from college and I am loving it. I enjoy movies, sports (esp. college football and basketball), music of all kinds, swimming, hiking, tubing, ultimate frisbee, and taking my dog to the dog park. I am laid back and love to laugh and make others laugh. I am not much into the bar scene, but that does not mean that I don't like to have fun whether I am hanging out with friends, going tubing on the river, bodyboarding in the ocean, going to amusement parks or sporting events or concerts, or just spending some quality time at home with a special someone. If you are into the outdoors and looking for adventure let's explore all of Central Texas (and more) together! I do tend to be somewhat of a homebody during the week and I'm not someone that is going to spend every weekend downtown or sitting in a bar (unless it's trivia night!) so if you absolutely can't live without that then we probably won't work out. I don't mind an occasional outing to meet up with some friends, but I'm more of a low-key hang out with my close friends type of person rather than a party-it-up with a bunch of strangers on 6th.
I have an older sister that taught me as a teenager the right way to treat a lady...opening doors, buying flowers just because, and just the general respectful manner that all woman should be treated with. So if I'm a little too sweet or gentlemen-ly for you, blame her! :-D I think some girls may see my actions as just a show for that "wooing" stage and not completely sincere, but what you see from me on a first date or in the first few weeks of dating are the same things you will see from me years down the road. I'm definitely a giver and I take pride in making that special someone feel special.
I am looking for a mature, down-to-earth girl that knows what they want and not looking to play games and are over the party stage of their life. I want someone that is dating for a purpose. I don't want to rush into anything, but I believe dating without the ultimate goal of working towards a relationship is a waste of time for both people. I want someone that WANTS to be in a relationship and is ready for one when we reach that point.
The biggest thing I need from a mate is stability. I don't need a sugar mama, I already have the job, the house, the car, and the dog. :-P I need someone that has their life together and is just missing the last piece of the puzzle...someone that has a job they love and a plan for their future. It doesn't have to be set in stone, but an idea of what they want and the drive to get there is important.
When I have a significant other, they become a top priority (aside from family, which all live nearly 300 miles away) and I will do anything and everything I can do to make them happy and show them how I feel. I am a very affectionate person with a lot of love to give and I am not afraid to show it to someone I care about. I give to a relationship the same effort I give to life; I go after it 110% and never look back!