Date people from California, United States. This is why IвЂ™ve avoided internet dating for so long вЂ“ The dreaded вЂњself-summaryвЂќ. How much should I tell you and what should I withold. DonвЂ™t you think a little mystery can arouse the senses? That said, I am willing to admit I am a native Northern Californian with a beautiful 5 year old daughter whom I adore. I am grateful to be alive as I have definitely beat the odds. If you want to know more, just ask. For the last 20 years IвЂ™ve been a self-employed architect designing homes for families in N. Calif. Most people see me as quiet at first with somewhat of a dry and irreverent sense of humor. I'm intelligent and fun to be around once you get to know me. For the most part, the only exercise I am committed to is swimming. I enjoy hiking and some modest backpacking although I donвЂ™t do it as often as I would like. I love car trips, camping, and traveling abroad and am hoping to do more soon -- maybe with you. Although IвЂ™m not too political, I would consider myself a liberal who is fed up with all politicians. I do enjoy attending concerts, music festivals, and sporting events, especially hockey and baseball. At this point, I am hoping to meet someone to converse, laugh, and have fun with; someone who loves to travel and camp; and someone to share some new experiences and get cozy with some old ones. I think IвЂ™ve said too much.