So I keep going back and forth on this whole JDate thing ... on the one hand, there's something inorganic about trying to create a connection with someone out of thin air ... on the other, it's even harder to make a connection with someone if you never meet her, and working long hours in the hospital, it's not often I get to meet new "hers." So, I figure, worst case -- well, long as I don't get kidnapped on a date, can't think of too terrible a worst case.
Some of my friends have called me a pessimist, but I like to think I'm a cynical realist, and hey, they're still my friends, so I can't be that bad, right? Mostly, I get a kick out of ranting (Lewis Black makes me happy), I appreciate the humor in life's absurdities, and I stay happy even if I can't ignore the craziness that is this world. Kids make me smile, so it's only appropriate I became a pediatrician. Still, I got the "Not Patch Adams" award last year from my colleagues. I think that's for not being the most touchy-feely resident. Either that or they were complimenting on being less sweaty than Robin Williams. But either way, I love the kiddies, and I think they generally tolerate me.
I like people who have direction in life--not necessarily a straight path to one particular goal, but at least an idea of what they want to get out of this ride, and the passion and commitment to go for it. I am a simple guy who still appreciates a touch of elegance. I need someone who will keep me on my toes and on my feet. All that said, what I really want is to meet someone who inspires me, who makes me want to win her heart and make her smile every day, because all sarcasm aside, I'm still a hopeful (not hopeless) romantic.