At first, I'm usually quiet. In the beginning I always like to listen more than to talk about myself. But this goes away quickly. I have many interests, but Christ is #1 in my life and always will be. I'm not your average guy in the sense of liking beer and football games, going out to clubs or vegging in front of the TV-- in fact, I hardly watch TV at all. I prefer reading, music, or working on my computer. I am often just as happy by myself, but I know something is lacking in my life, and that God wants me to reach out. I am employed in health care, which I have been doing for a long time, but my eventual goal is to be an author. More about that if you get to know me. As for the woman I'm looking for, personality is the number-one component that matters to me, along with shared spiritual values. Looks are secondary. I won't pretend they don't matter, but they are not the most important factor. Nor do I care much about money. Although I don't have a lot of it, I do support myself and am not looking for anyone to support me. Bad Habits: Yes, I do smoke (I would probably give it up for the right person) . Drinking--no. Drugs--no. Gambling--no. Like most men, I tend to be. . . ah, shall we say "untidy?" And of course, I have my personality flaws like anyone else. Good Habits: I try to be honest, even when it's inconvenient or dangerous. I am serious about my religious beliefs, and I try, not always successfully, to act on those beliefs in my personal life. If we start talking, I'll be truthful about anything asked, unless I feel it is too personal for that stage in the relationship, in which case I'll say so. All I ask is a similar candor from you.