Date single man from California, United States. I'm a blast to be around...there, I said it. After all, we're not here for a long time, just a good time. Seriously though, like you, I'm looking for my ultimate right hand (wo)man. She is beautiful, smart, strong-willed but willing to experience new things, and career oriented too, but not overly so. Life is way too short and the clock is ticking! I'm looking for a girl who takes care of herself phycially and mentally, having an eye toward fashion. Basically, I'm looking for someone like me...sound like you?
A little more on me: One of my passions is writing, and I find match to be a wonderfully creative outlet. Drop me a line. I promise my reply will be clever, provided you can take a joke ;)
Meet a man from United States. Shall I begin like David Copperfield? I was born (so I've been told) on a Sunday? I am a chronic reader and I love an obscure reference, be it from books, movies or wherever. I'm pretty witty, but what can I say I don't like to tan. Wait, what does witty mean? I don't think irony means made of iron. Though it does. Isn't that ironic? I love conversation and exploration. I have an opinion on the oxford comma. I enjoy hiking and biking. I love working with my hands (building, fixing, massages, etc). I also enjoy the occasional dive bar (no clubs, please!) According to my friends and family, I am funny as hell. I have been known to tease, so if you are made of glass, you probably want to avoid this guy. Never fear, I have a self-deprecating sense of humor and love to get as good as I give. Finding someone to instantly jump into a relationship and start having babies with is NOT what I am here for. It is ever so much more important to me to meet someone and build a relationship. I have rushed things in the past and would prefer to savor the getting to know one another phase. I have made every possible bad relationship choice in women. While they make for some pretty hilarious stories, they also serve to let me know what I'm looking for. I'm very optimistic and know the right lady is ou there! I realize that relationships take work and I am all in for the right woman. I was raised by a single mother and grew up with my sister (who is my best friend in the world), so I know how to treat a lady. She just has to appreciate it and be worth it. Sound like you?
I only recently moved to San Diego from Detroit, among other places, and have finally found a place I want to stay and put down roots. I just graduated from college and am trying to build my life out here. This means finding good people, good places and good things to do. I miss the Detroit music scene and am pleasantly surprised with the bands I've seen out here so far. I also miss my vinyl. Sacrifices had to be made and I don't really get caught up in material things. See above: the limited and horrible selection of pictures of me.
The main qualities I am looking for in a lady are honesty and kindness. If these are there, I believe everything else (within reason) is just window dressing. I have very eclectic tastes as far as what I like to do. I just got here and would like someone to either show me around or find new things with me! I appreciate drive in a woman, but I also want someone who can relax and have a good time.
Wrapping it up, I would like to meet someone for a casual meeting to get to know one another. I don't have high expectations and, at the very least, wouldn't mind making a few friends on the way to the perfect girl if we don't click. You'll be glad you met me one way or the other. Does that sound too cocky?
If any of this sounds good, give me a poke or wink or whatever the hell they do on this site.
Date a man from University Heights, United States. IвЂ™m very interested in human relationships and am constantly aware of the dynamics of the way people relate to each other. What makes people feel the way the feel, say the things they say and act the way they do? We are all very complex with our own unique histories of emotional experiences and situations. We have all learned to deal with things by constructing our own coping mechanisms. IвЂ™ve known myself my whole life, but am still finding out new things about myself all the time вЂ“ why do I get so shy? Why does it take so long for me to trust and share myself openly with people? Why do I live my life supporting the people I care about to the fullest possible extent while not feeling entirely comfortable letting others care for me in the same way? This isnвЂ™t meant to be a lecture вЂ“ these are just some of the things I think about.
For a male, and an engineer at that, I think IвЂ™m unusually emotional and perceptive. IвЂ™m not afraid to cry and I do so frequently, which IвЂ™m not embarrassed about or afraid to share here. I donвЂ™t think that makes me any less of a man вЂ“ IвЂ™d rather be this way than an emotionless robot. I really enjoy being around other people who are open with their emotions and are interested in forming deeper bonds. I canвЂ™t stand superficial conversations or relationships and would rather not bother. IвЂ™ve enjoyed a lot of great friendships/relationships throughout my life and the fact they havenвЂ™t all ended in happily-ever-after doesnвЂ™t diminish their value to me in any way. ThatвЂ™s just life.
I have 2 kids, aged 8 and 11. They mean more to me than anything in this world and IвЂ™m doing the best I can to nurture them and teach them about life, love and family. A big part of that is centered around cooking and sharing meals together. IвЂ™ve always admired the southern European tradition of getting the family together on a Sunday morning (not too early...) and spending many hours together enjoying a very relaxed, multi-course meal that can drag on until late afternoon. No TV. No e-mail. No Internet. My kids really love their food - they get genuinely excited about it. I love to see them truly enjoying a meal or discovering something new theyвЂ™ve never eaten before.
If you enjoy cooking for your family and friends with a real passion for the food and the shared experience, then we will be friends forever. If youвЂ™re looking for someone real and un-pretentious who is capable of expressing emotions and can be supportive and really connected to you, then drop me a line. If youвЂ™re the kind of person who needs a man in their life to feel complete, youвЂ™re desperate to be married again or you have any other co-dependence issues, IвЂ™m not the guy for you. IвЂ™m in no hurry to get into a serious relationship вЂ“ if it happens, IвЂ™m open to it, but thatвЂ™s not my only reason for being here. IвЂ™m looking for people to form quality relationships with, even if we just become good friends. You can never have too many real friends. IвЂ™ve travelled a lot and lived in Australia (where I was born), Europe, Asia and now the US for extended periods. I would like to meet someone who has travelled a lot as well. I do understand that profile photos play a big part of anyone's success on these sites. Mine are not that good and I know it. IвЂ™m working on it slowly. But, to be honest, if ladies are not contacting me because of my photos, IвЂ™m totally OK with that.
Meet single man from University Heights, United States. I am looking for a nice woman, for friendship and more if there is chemistry in the air while we go out to diner or a coffe or a movie or a concert or just for a walk in the city. Someone that Is beautifu from the inside to the outside
Date someone special from United States. I really believe in KARMA what you put out is what you will get back. My questions are. Do you have fun no matter what you are doing? Do you enjoy who you are with no regrets? Would you like to go for a good walk, hold hands, travel, love the arts and love to laugh? if you are such a person please contact me.
As for me Chivalry is not dead my table manners are impeccable (I was taught well) I truly enjoy being with a: creative, independent, adventurist, passionate woman. I am a true believer in a 50/50 partnership.
I have been a musician all of my life and have done well with my passion. As a business person I truly have an entrepreneurial spirit and am comfortable in this challenging economy.
Family is very important to me my children are grown and out of the house. I come from a large family and we still talk all of the time. There are no secrets (that is good and bad at the same time)
It is time for laughs and some fun. I enjoy travel with the right person. I enjoy old British Sports cars, my music and my art. I was once certified for sailing. I am in to Zumba right now and I am under 198 lgs YEAH. Still hair impaired Oh well.
My desire is to enjoy life again.
Meet someone special from University Heights, United States. I am currently working on finishing up my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I am originally from Oregon. I graduated from University of Oregon in 2009 and moved to San Diego for grad school in 2010. When I am not hitting the books I spend my free time hiking, camping, swimming, paddle boarding, going to concerts and any other fun activity.
Date single girl from California, United States. Let's see. I grew up in the midwest and believe that where someone comes from can truly have an impact on one's personality and values. I love to laugh, the smell of spring rain, finding a good read, and pursuing new hobbies. I have a lot of energy and am a very upbeat, happy person. I was in a sorority in college and truly cherish my female friendships but also can be one of the guys when it comes to football season and craft beer.
I received my degree in Environmental Policy (econ, history, public policy, and science all in one!) and loved every class I had. Really, I just love to learn. I worked in environmental education for two years and worked with kids in the woods. The hikes, the a-ha moments when they saw photosynthesis in action, and the ability to just get kids in the woods was an amazing experience. In the end I wanted to work more in my degree field and found myself out here in San Diego working as an Environmental Planner.
With that said, I love my work! I have a fairly large project right now and love the intricacies involved with it. My quiet/sane time is on a yoga mat, at pure barre, or immersed in a good book. My friends and family keep me grounded. I have a good base of friends here in San Diego, but my true anchors are mostly back home in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Really, I do not know what I would do without them and I take every possible opportunity to see them. This means the occasional trip to Boston and NYC to see my two best friends and flying to Central IL to see family.
I love sports. Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, UIUC Fighting Illini when they are decent. Really, I just enjoy giving my Mom crap because she is a STL Cards fan. :) I am the captain of my kickball team with WAKA, which is similar to VAVI but a national league.
I find food politics fascinating... Yes, I did say food politics. With that said, I am a huge fan of Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma. He is one of my favorite writers. Mark Bittman's articles in the New York Times are a close second.
I guess this is the most important: I am looking for someone who is easy going, intelligent, sensitive, kind.. I have always been attracted to intelligent men who know what they want in life. I love a good debate and I am very open-minded. I guess dating is about learning about yourself and what you want in life and your hopeful partner, right? :)
Meet someone special from United States. I love life...living it and experiencing it to its fullest! I'm a positive, laid back girl who's also trustworthy and independent. I still believe Mr. Right is out there somewhere...so I don't intend on settling. I'm a down-to-earth, southern girl at heart (originally from KY) so don't be surprised to see me in sweats and a pony tail one minute and a dress and heels the next! My faith is very important to me and I desire to find someone who feels the same, someone I connect with spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Life is an amazing journey and story, and I hope to find that special someone to share it all with:)
If you're a down-to-earth guy with integrity and a heart for God who loves to have fun, be social, and can equally spend a quiet night at home with contentment. If you're looking for a relationship that hopefully develops into something more serious and long term. If you hate games, and are open and honest with how you feel. If you are looking for a fun, down-to-earth, classy girl and you know how to treat her;)...and if you actually read my entire profile, then let's talk:)
Date a woman from United States. I just moved to San Diego from Boston and I'm using the opportunity to reassess my priorities. I have always been very driven and I don't think that has changed, but I am now trying to orient myself toward goals that are mine, rather than what I think other people will admire. My first 33 years of life were at least partly driven by what other people thought of me; trying to be "successful" in other people's eyes.
I struggled through a Ph.D. program in science at Harvard as a single mom and while I am so glad that I didn't quit and that I proved to myself and others that I could do it, I am coming to realize that it is less important to impress others than it is to nourish and pursue your own interests. I love science, but I've learned that I like science as a noun, rather than a verb. That means I don't want to DO science anymore. I want to think about, write about, talk about science, but not actually create new knowledge. I'm so glad I went to grad school, but I don't want to go back to the lab.
So after grad school I worked at a law firm doing patent law (i.e. thinking about, writing about, and talking about science), and really loved that job. Oftentimes law firms will hire Ph.D.s from prestigious schools and send them to law school to become patent attorneys, and this was the track I was on. It was really intriguing work, but the hours were punishing and I found I never had time for my son or for myself and it would only get worse when I started going to law school at night. One day my son asked me when I was going to "graduate from my job" and that was really the turning point for me. So I decided to quit and I moved to San Diego.
I recently started a small tutoring business here in San Diego and I tutor mostly high school students in math and science. I also do some SAT preparation tutoring, which is fun. I don't think tutoring will be my life-long career, but for now it is affording me the flexibility to be really present in my son's life and to pursue my other interests. As for the future, I'm most interested in pursuing a position teaching biology at a good private school here in San Diego. It'd be great to get the tuition assistance and send my son to the same school that I work at. Overall I'm trying to simplify and pursue interests that might not sound so amazing at a cocktail party, but that make sense for my son and me.
So what am I doing with my new-found free time now that I'm not working for the man? I cook and bake, and I exercise and spend lots of time outside. I practice yoga (heated) and usually make it to about 4 classes per week. I do miss some parts of the east coast life-style (i.e. walking, you may have heard of it, it's where you use your legs for travel rather than a car), but overall I am very happy to be back on the west coast. San Diego is new to me (although I actually grew up in California), so I'm busy exploring this beautiful city and all that it has to offer. I'd love to meet someone who can show me around -- I'm looking for some good hiking trails and am thinking I might want to try paddle boarding sometime.
Who I am looking for:
You are athletic and intelligent and use proper punctuation and grammar (i.e., you know the difference between your and you're [and possibly even yore]). You have a good sense of humor and don't take yourself too seriously. You don't think yoga is just stretching, and may even have a yoga practice in place yourself. You are confident and self-assured. In fact, you're thinking to yourself right now, "I need to email this girl!". So go ahead, drop me a line.
Meet people from United States. That's all folks, I'm hanging up the Match strings on the 13th so please don't be offended if I don't respond.
I am one of those pesky non-San Diego born and raised transplants, and while I have been here for quite some time, I will always be a Wisconsinite at heart! Moved here to go to college and decided that the winters here are A LOT nicer. While it doesn't define who I am, my job in local government demonstrates the kind of impact I want to make in the world. I'm a pretty go with the flow kind of person with a sarcastic comment and a laugh to go along with the crazy things that happen on any given day. I like to do anything from going to the beach to ride bikes, checking out a art exhibit, trying to perfect my bowling form, jumping in the car for a random road trip, to hanging out with friends for game night.
I love watching those "I Love the 80's, 90's or 00's" shows on VH-1, there is just something about hearing a song that can take you instantly back to a time in your life that you haven't thought about in years; or how funny is it to see a product or commercial for something you completely forgot about...Ecto Cooler Hi-C or Max Headroom?! Have an idea of what the number one song of the 1990's was? Take a guess!
Rather than list a bunch of things that you may or may not possess, I'll just say this online dating deal is hard, and trying to describle the "perfect" match is virtually impossible. All I really want is to find someone that I click with, that is fun to hang out with and is looking to eventually have a real relationship.
Date a soulmate from University Heights, United States. I am reworking my new profile. I will be back soon to add more information. I decided to give online dating a fresh start and with that a fresh profile.
Online dating is such an adventure and sometime the adventure takes a pause. I do look forward to meeting new faces and seeing what opportunities await. While I am sure some people appreciate a wink I find them very generic so if you want to get to know me I would appreciate a quick email and will not be responding to winks.
Meet a woman from California, United States. I feel deeply connected to all animals and the natural world. I always make time to enjoy the outdoors, to appreciate the beauty and sophistication of nature going about its business all around me. I'm also passionate about words, books and films. I love being transported by a compelling story or moved by a lovely arrangement of words. Some of my fondest memories as a child were of reading or anxiously awaiting the Scholastic order, and books continue to be a source of great pleasure.
I have a lot of energy, but am very easygoing and interested in trying lots of new things. I'm writing a novel and I have a healthy love-hate relationship with it. I'm also a vegetarian, although I get along just fine with meat eaters. I got to meet Jane Goodall in 2002. Her speech convinced me to become a vegetarian and I have been one since then.
Overall, I want to meet someone who is unconventional. I'm looking for someone who possesses intelligence and kindness in equal proportion. I'd like to meet someone who is down to earth; someone who is charmed by the little things in life. I'd like this person to be a critical thinker, but not overly critical (although sarcasm is welcomed). Volunteering is important in my life and, although I don't need to have that be a value in my match, I'd like to find someone whose focus is a little outward - someone who is aware of and concerned about world issues and wants to help make it just a little bit better.
I don't own a TV and would have a hard time being with someone who spend a lot of time in front of one. But I love movies and would be happy to meet someone who shared that passion with me. I need to be intellectually stimulated by my match and hope to find someone from whom I can learn every day. I'm also really interested in doing some long-distance treks (or short ones) and it would be great to meet someone who would enjoy that, too. I've always been full of wanderlust and hope that my match would enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people.
I have a full and happy life and am not looking for someone to be my one source of happiness, nor would I want someone to expect that of me. But it would be great to meet someone who really enhances my life, and I would hope to do the same for him.