Hi, my name is Matthew. I'm new to Greer, SC and don't know anyone here yet. I've moved around from state to state for much of my life. I've finally established some solid roots and would like to find someone with whom I can share a profound connection. I constantly have scented oils, aromatherapy candles, and incense burning as well as music perpetually blaring in my house. I'm spontaneous and unabashedly, unequivocally my own person. I love hard and feel deeply. I love drawing, reading, hiking, cycling, and camping out in nature. I feel most at home where I feel small, like the desert or the forest. I'm an insomniac who loves art house and horror films, indie dramas, documentaries about an eclectic array of things, interior decorating, going on long walks, et cetera. Dario and Asia Argento as well as Krzysztof Kieslowski are among my favorite directors. I'm described as being witty, sultry, funny, sarcastic, quirky, multifaceted, sensitive, empathic, and charismatic. I'm an old soul, passionate, literary, congenial, affectionate, genuine, intuitive, and I have an intense fondness and appreciation for Vincent Van Gogh. I identify with him strongly. I've been reading Emily d**kinson, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Charles Bukowski, and Anne Rice since I was young. I'm precocious and have a wide assemblage of interests. I'm strong-willed, cultured, assertive, and complex. Oxford commas are my s**t, as is apparent in this post. I'm huge into 90's music and French films. I'm of French and Italian ancestry and I love to cook. I'm ambitious and unorthodox. I believe that true, legitimate happiness and fulfillment are contingent on doing things. Constructive things. I taught myself how to sing opera about ten years ago and am attempting to quit smoking so as to regain and salvage my vocal range from where it is right now. I'm currently saving up for a violin and a bass guitar. I'm a survivor, strong, driven, and can do anything I put my mind to. Currently teaching myself how to read, write, and speak Russian and French. I'm seeking someone who has lived real life and has endured hardships as I have. I feel that, in order for two people to be able to legitimately connect with one another, they would fare most well if their experiences and past histories had some thematic commonalities. I'm generous, bohemian, polite, true to myself, imaginative, unorthodox, dark, brooding, and creative. I loathe crowds, but I feel most in my element in water, surrounded by trees, or lying in sand. I've always wanted to visit the Bonneville salt flats in Utah. Maybe I'll find someone to take a road trip there with some day. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. Are you willing to take a risk for the possibility of love and for the adventure of being alive? I'm an amalgamation of contradictory elements, but am of the opinion that most all men and women are. Variegation is what makes one intriguing. I'm introverted, complex, nuanced, kinda' sad, simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic, lover of French films and 90's-early 2000's music.