I am here looking for friends of all kinds as I ultimately search for a life partner. It is very easy to rush into relationships online, but not necessarily wise, as I have learned from experience. So, I am looking first to connect deeply as a friend, and whatever happens after that is up to the Lord. In all my relationships, the thing I value the most is integrity -- I need to know that someone is trustworthy, has principles, and that he is going to do his utmost to do what he believes is right. Genuine concern for the welfare of others is something I admire very much in a person, and a sense of humor is a wonderful thing. While I tend to be serious, I do love to laugh, and if something really strikes me as funny, I'll laugh until I have tears in my eyes!I have a deep desire to connect with others who have vision and purpose, who are intellectually curious, and who are moved to share their God-given gifts with others in ways that build them up. It would be wonderful if they were artistically inclined, whether it be musically or in some other way. I'm not talking about a particular level of talent here, but about the overwhelming need to create something and use it for the benefit of others. Now, there's a thing that's inspiring to live with!If you are a fellow musician of any style or background and just want to talk shop, I'd love to hear from you. If you are a creative spirit with concepts screaming to get out of you, or a deep thinker who loves to analyze, I would really enjoy the experience of sharing ideas with you. While I may be a creative spirit myself, I am also a hopeless geek (hence my current profession) ! And frankly, I have always had a partiality for complex intuitive thinkers -- my family is full of them!As you may have already discerned, I am very analytical, which of course means that I love taking tests, especially personality tests. I've become something of an expert on the subject of temperament and mental framework. *wink* My Meyers-Briggs Type: INFJ (look it up on personalitypage. com if you're curious) . I'm also a Type 1 with a 2 wing in the Enneagram. If you know anything about this, you'll understand why I am a musician with intense emotions. . . and a serious computer geek. . . who finds myself counseling my geek coworkers all day long. . . and I love John Wayne movies. . . in between screwball comedies. . . I am a dreamer, and can happily stay inside the house all day writing, but I am also very moved by the beauty of God's creation. I love to get outdoors to exercise, climb trees, feel free, and yes, I play on the playground equipment! I find myself enjoying a surprising number of outdoor activities when I am in the right company, and I would love to find someone who would challenge me to get myself outside and into a little outdoor adventure more often! I will generally try anything once as long as it doesn't involve uninterrupted free-falling (rappelling -- yes, bungee-jumping -- no!) . If you feel burdened and just want someone to lift you up in prayer, please let me know; I would consider it an honor to pray for you. I will try to respond to anyone who initiates genuinely friendly contact with me, one way or the other, as long as I am a paying member of this site. I am well aware that there are human beings behind these profiles, and I appreciate your efforts. Just a few last points of interest: first and foremost, I am a musician and this defines my way of experiencing life almost as much as my faith defines it. Big, BIG thing. You have to have a love of music (although you don't have to be a musician) . Perhaps that seems demanding or limiting, but it is indescribably lonely to be in a serious relationship and not to be able to share a love of something that is so basic to my existence. I also have experienced a return of my poetry after a 30-year dormancy, and am writing song lyrics and other poems. You may find yourself immortalized in verse!