Curling up with a good book, Having lunch with a friend, Playing with my pet, Catching up on household chores, Pursuing a hobby, Watching TV or a movie, Picking belly-button lint, Taking a walk, Among friends, In Nature, Playing on the computer, Browsing the Internet
Bars/pubs, Casino/gambling, Concerts, Dinner parties, Fine dining, Movies, Museum/arts, Classical Music, Jazz Music
, Music Rock, Reading, Surfing the web, TV Educational/news, TV Entertainment, Video games
I'm a fairly normal guy, I like to do things outdoors, travel. I'm learning to sail and if my cousin can keep himself from breaking bones one summer, then we'll go skydiving.
I like to relax at home and read, listen to music and just be low stress. I like to go out to bars/clubs to listen to live music but I'm not big on a super crowded scene. I like to have a few people and have discussions and talk about things over a few beers/wine/alcohol.
I work as a Network Engineer in Redmond, but live in Puyallup. I'm trying to start a company with my cousin and a friend and I'm saving up to open a bar/music venue.
I've spent 6 years working in a combat zone and have a lot of stories and experiences to share. I've traveled around the world and have been to a lot of different countries. I've made a lot of friends all over and love meeting and getting to know people.
I'm looking for friends, long term term relationships. Just getting to know people and hang out and see how things go. I have two half sleeves I'm working on and I'm learning to play the guitar, though I suck at it. But hey, we can't all be good at everything.
How would you describe your ideal partner?
I like honest, gorgeous, smart, and fun women. Someone who is secure in herself and feminine but also strong. Someone who can be willful but can also comprimise and be forgiving. Someone who will be a good mother, a good wife, a good girlfriend. I'm not looking for the "best" or something unrealistic. I'm looking for someone who is their own person and will be happy in a relationship and be able to survive as a person on their own while sharing their life as well. I want someone who will have their own friends. Someone who won't cheat, who can be frugal and someone who is family oriented.
I understand many countries have very close families and have no problem supporting my wife in communicating and visiting their family. I expect that she is supportive of the family as well. Though I think any family that is far apart or putting financial or emotional stress on the relationship could strain it.
If you knew the world was going to end in 30 days, what would you do?
honestly, I would find the person that means the most to me and do all the things I could with that person before the world ended. Hiking, traveling, cooking, everything. My goal would be to get 30 years of life with that person to fit into the 30 days... Though I'd probably sleep in on the 30th day.
If you had 10 million dollars to spare, what would you do with it?
pay off my families bills, invest it and build a beautiful house in the mountains. I would also buy an expensive car and see what my significant other wanted and see what other good I could do with it.
How often, and from whom do you ask advice?
I usually do well on my own. Most people ask me for advice, however, whoever I am closest to at the time I ask. I will ask my different friends and family based on their strengths. Though my cousin is my best standby and likely will be my Best man in my wedding.
What quality do you value most in the people of your gender?
I think men should be strong. Strong doesn't mean emotionless or however "feminists" describe it. It means to have will and strength in life with logical thinking. In this way we best compliment women and their will vs their emotional thinking and hormones. Women can be logical too, but I find that in men we can hold strength into a relationship or life where females include more life and living and emotional thought into the relationship.
What quality do you value most in the opposite sex?
emotional strength and femininity. I love the female form and I love confident women who are not Masculine and who act as women.
What is a recent prominent event in your life, and how has it affected you?
I've lived in Afghanistan for about 5 years, so I've experienced a lot. Life and death experiences, divorce, new friends and life experiences. I've been pretty busy so I have a lot of new things.
What is the best advice that you will give to your children?
I can't narrow that down to one thing. I'm going to do my best to take care of them and mentor them through life.
What has produced the biggest impression (shock) on you?
my divorce. I have lost faith in a lot of American women. Southern women seem to be more "my speed" but I have been more attracted to foreign women since my divorce and due to my travels. Foreign women seem to be more well rounded and family oriented.
The last books that you read?
"a dance with dragons" by George R.R. Martin and Cisco's Networking Academy books for ICND1 and ICND2.
What are your goals now?
finish some of my certifications, start my own business, finish school, start a family and be happy. Immediate goal is to finish college and get my company rolling quicker.
Who do you admire?
Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Gary Gygax.
Do you have a lot of friends?
yes, generally speaking I befriend and am befriended easily.
What qualities do you dislike most in those of your gender?
too much machismo, or macho-ness. Just be real, don't be fake or overly macho. There is a time and place to be Macho or strong in that regard. Generally you should just be confident and not have to constantly prove you are a man. Real men don't need to keep proving this to themselves or to others to be considered relevant.
What qualities do you dislike most in the people of the opposite sex?
feminism, or man hating. We all have our part in the world. We all have our strengths. I think that this may be seen different from other cultures. In Russia women need more equality, which is what real feminism is. In my country feminism has become a form of subjugation for men and a way for women to be more like men. The need is to just be equal but different. Women are strong emotionally and men are strong physically.
What would you like to change in yourself?
maybe, a little more fit. That's based on time really. Now that I'm leaving the warzone I should have a lot more time to do that. Besides that I will just work on being a better person.
What are your weaknesses?
a pair of pretty eyes..... AND! Cheesecake!
What are your strengths ?
How do friends view you?
Smart, funny, awesome, obviously not cocky at all.... ;)
How do acquaintances view you?
pretty awesome duh.
What are your favourite games?
Football, D&D, computer games. I like RPG's but not MMO's and time kills like World of Warcraft. I enjoy storylines and things like that. Also Strategy games.
Who are your favourite writers and poets?
gosh... I have a lot. right now it is George R.R. Martin, Mostly because it takes balls to write in a character everyone loves and then brutally murder them. I also love Chuck Palahniuk.
What kinds of music do you like?
Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, some rap. ect.
What is your favourite food?
Asian food, mostly Japanese, but I enjoy a lot of Chinese dishes too. I haven't been exposed to TOO much else. I do know that the Kazakhstan mare's milk is horrible, the alcohol stuff... HORRIBLE, I don't mean to offend if you like it but... by my god I was not prepared for it. I am open to trying anything though.
What are your favourite films?
way too many to list. I would love to run through them though and even sit down and watch them. I like the classics and the neo-classics and any "artistic" piece. Anything that has a good story and decent film work.
What is your favourite fairy-tale?
I'm not a fan of fairy tales. It never ends up like the book tells it.
What is your favourite activity or hobby?
I love video games, playing D&D and reading. I love my motorcycle and am picking up making beer and growing more food and things like that. Maybe I'll raise some chickens.
What is your dream job?
anything similar to what I do now to be honest. But ultimately owning my own company and being independently wealthy so I don't have to work and can do charity work and enjoy my family.
Tell us about your dream partner.
someone independent and strong willed and gorgeous. Someone smart, funny, caring, loving, a good mother, a good lover and someone who is honest and doesn't cheat. Besides that I'm not asking for much. The list is kind of large but I think its good to set your goals relatively high. No ones perfect and I know that.
Where do you want to live?
the USA most likely, though I am open to other places. My only requirement is that gun ownership is allowed. I inherently distrust people and feel we need to all protect ourselves. Samuel Colt's quote reigns true. "The good people of this world are very far from being satisfide with each other & my arms are the best peacemakers." and the old adage; "God may have created man but Samuel Colt made them equal."