New to this whole online dating thing, and not sure where this is going to lead, so I'm sorry if something is incomplete or inaccurate! :P I'm a simple guy for the most part, lived in SD my whole life and love it. Keep me laughing and smiling, and I'm a happy man. I don't need to be out on the town every evening, as I'd rather be enjoying a night in, with a great movie and a home cooked meal. I definitely have a bit of a snarky attitude, but get to know me, and you'll find its all a ruse. I'm a creative person, mom and dad are both in artistically driven professions, and I have followed suit. I'm a graphic designer, and while that typically relegates me to being on the computer a lot, I still love working with my hands when I get the chance. I enjoy hobbyist/custom work, I love creating. Modifying everything from toys and puzzles to cars and clothing, I enjoy relishing in the joy of creating something innovative and new. Did I mention that I like cars? I am definitely a gearhead, and love tinkering with cars or anything that has an engine, and of course I just love driving them! As for athletics, I played volleyball all throughout high school, and at the risk of boasting, I was the only sophomore on the varsity team! To this day I wish I could organize a 6 on 6 indoor match, but for now, the very occasional, casual beach variety has sufficed. Growing up in SD also gave me an affinity for snowboarding and skateboarding.
Are you well mannered? Is he a gentleman?. I attended a "finishing school" when I was a kid! Incidentally, I'm well-versed on the whole gentleman thing, and I suppose you could say I know the rules of engagement. As for the actual execution of practicing this etiquette however, well lets just say I put my own spin on it.
I'm looking for someone who knows how to dress to impress, but can just as confidently rock a t-shirt and jeans with a motor oil manicure. She's not afraid to get a bit dirty from time to time, but always knows how to keep it "lady-like". I really appreciate women who are nurturing, considerate and empathetic; maintain any or all of those and you'll score immediate brownie points with me. Be confident in your own skin, and comfortable with your style. There's nothing less attractive than someone pretending to be someone they're not. And while it might not seem to be the case, I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic at heart. Alas, it's naive to wear my heart on my sleeve, but I definitely would save for the fact that chivalry and poetic prose kinda died when chain-mail and plate armor went out of style.