I have a dog. Putting that out there right upfront because he's very important to me and some people are allergic or don't like animals.
So if you're still reading... I recently re-activated my profile because I was yelled at by my friend's wife for not being on JDate anymore. It's not that she scared me, it's just that it made me question why I don't have one (I do recall having some bad experiences though...).
I used to not have a picture up to avoid being discovered by my students. Unfortunately not having a picture doesn't go so well on JDate so I eventually overcame my fear (bravery with a hint of desperation?) and posted some. A little about me as a person: I'm a nice guy and I'm a teacher. I'm funny and sarcastic most of the time. I pretty much get along with everyone and I'm a social person that is at ease in almost every situation. I'm creative and artistic with an appreciation for all of the arts (except musical theatre which I merely tolerate). I love to travel and I try going as often as I can. I go to the gym but I don't live there and I never want to. I have been doing distance running the last few years (I've done a half marathon, a bunch of 10Ks and some obstacle runs too). I hate the running but I love the results and getting outside with my dog. Advanced warning, I wear Vibrams ("toe shoes") when I run and work out (because they're amazing and I don't care what people think). I try to eat right and cook healthy foods (and even though I make a mean vegetarian chili, this doesn't happen all the time). I have great relationships with my family and friends and I strongly believe in volunteering my time to help out wherever I can (with other people... my family and friends are pretty good and managing their lives themselves).