I'm funny, loyal, very romantic, unique, driven, goal-oriented, future-focused, sarcastic, quirky, intellectual, mature, philosophical, very opinionated, well-mannered and yet a goofball, quiet and somewhat shy most of the time but open up quickly with people I am comfortable with, highly politically incorrect, and very, very conservative politically (I consider myself an Objectivist Conservative).
I left the Marines Corps in May, after eight years of service as an infantryman and two deployments. I am now working on a Master of Finance degree at Southern Methodist University, and will be working on the corporate side at American Airlines after graduating, as an RM analyst. While I won't be flying for AA, I really love aviation, so I will soon be pursuing a private pilot license so I can fly on my own.
My interests are very wide-ranging. I really enjoy following current events and politics, either through reading or listening to talk radio. I am also very opinionated and very conservative in this area. Besides aviation, I also really love cars, specifically European sports cars, and follow Formula 1 and certain auto-racing categories. I do not, however, have any interest in most other team sports, especially football.
I like staying active, especially when it comes to Crossfit, running, hiking, and camping. I just started skiing this season and am obsessed with it. I read quite a bit, as my bookcase will testify, if it doesn't collapse on me first. I've taken quite an interest in photography and art, and love going to art museums. Whenever I visit a place, I love doing "lame" things like visiting museums, aquariums, botanical gardens, etc. Going to the beach for a week and frying like a lobster on the sand is not my idea of fun. I also really love traveling abroad, and want to continue to expand the list of countries I have visited. Your passport will be needed quite a bit.
Eventually I wish to move to Israel. While not anytime soon (maybe a decade or more out) it is in my plans. I believe that is where Jews should be living, and I also see it as a necessity, given the direction the world and this country is moving in.
Above all else, finding someone special is extremely important to me. I take relationships very seriously, and don't view them as throwaway items or interferences in my life or career. I believe that sex, while still extremely important, is best left for marriage, and I am not interested in short term relationships, "playing the field", or partying my life away. I would much rather find that special someone who I can spend the rest of my life with, travel with, and shower her with love, affection, and devotion.