First, let me start with a fact. I am a little skeptical of online dating. I'm sure we all have a little hesitation when it comes to connecting with complete strangers over the internet. Pushing that skeptical attitude aside, I am giving this entire thing an honest effort.
Now, it's time for introductions. Hello, my name is Stuart and I live in Idaho. I am one of those guys who enjoys being spontaneous, adventurous, and trying new things. I also like to laugh. I honestly believe that one of the most important things in life is finding/obtaining happiness. If you enjoy being spontaneous and laughing a lot, keep reading.
Things that bring me happiness in life are traveling, playing tennis, mountain biking, cooking, swimming, and of course, the gospel of Jesus Christ. I served a mission in a remote corner of the world and continue to cherish the countless memories I made while there. I loved everything about my mission. I have been fortunate enough to return twice and reconnect with members and investigators.
I am the middle child of a large family. I am really close with my brothers and sisters, and we share many of the same hobbies and interests. If you're looking for a gut-splitting laugh and/or a good time, just show up at my next family get together. My parents taught me that the key to happiness is finding joy in the journey. My goal is to eventually have a happy and successful marriage like theirs.
Education and hard work are important aspects of my life. Following graduation from college, I spent about four years working at a television station as an anchor/reporter. During this time, I came to the stark realization that working in television was not the glamourous career that I naively once thought. A couple of years ago, I changed careers and took a job in marketing and public relations at a public university.
I usually spend my free time staying active, spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching movies, hiking, writing, cooking, laughing, scheming up ways to see the world, and striving to be a better son of God. Life is a joyous adventure, and I'm looking for someone who wants to experience it together with me.
If we're being honest with each other, I guess I better tell you a few of my weaknesses (my personal kryptonite, if you will). I get really grumpy when hungry ("hangries"), naps are a priority in my life, biblical swear words have been known to escape my lips on occasion, Dr. Pepper is my close friend, I can't stop at just on potato chip, I'm super competitive, I enjoy all types of ethnic food (wait, that's not a weakness), and I sometimes iron my jeans (awkward to admit out loud).