I am an intelligent, critical (deep) -thinking, responsible, hard-working, fun-loving, initially somewhat shy individual who enjoys far more about life than I don't enjoy. The older I get the more I realize that I can enjoy almost anything if I can do it with someone I care about, and, conversely, that there's very little in life (other than work) that I enjoy by myself. I am seeking a trusting, caring intimacy with a girl who is intelligent and--in my opinion--cute (which includes slim) . I love to work (esp. outdoors) , to use my mind to solve problems, to think & evaluate critically without assuming any more than is absolutely necessary. I love my family always, in spite of whatever differences may exist or seem to exist at times. Philosophically, I am thoroughly Christian in my upbringing, education (4 degrees, B. A. -Ph. D. ) , & overall way of life. Although I frequently question the basis & assumptions that undergird my faith (my worldview does not seem to be as absolute as I would like to assume, or as seems necessary for its own viability) , I still operate day-to-day from a Christian perspective. By this I mean, for example, that I cannot continue down any sinful path; my conscience and/or God's Spirit in me does not allow me to continue in what's wrong regardless of how little intellectual foundation I can see or understand for this restrictive influence within me. I have even tried sinful courses at times (e. g. dishonesty or lust) but my conscience wouldn't allow me. . . so I would have to repent and come clean. I am happy when I'm clean before God, so that's what I have learned to do. I am serious-minded in front of most people, but in close relationships (esp. family) I am light-hearted & full of fun, often dry whit, little quips, irony, some sarcasm (but not rude) . I'm still learning to be more proactively sensitive, but I'm never knowingly apathetic towards others' feelings.