Since everyone is on-line these days, I thought I'd jump on the band wagon. I am not one to sit at a bar with hopes of somebody approaching me, nor do I want to entrust friends who know "a fantastic guy" for me. This usually means any single man-on-the-street with nothing in common. They make for good stories though.
Dating in South Florida is no fun. I don't fit in well with the superficiality or peoples need to discuss money and material things ad nauseam. We all like money and nice things, but please shut up about it all. I am not looking to be taken care of, talk about personal finances or feel the need to ever exchange PIN codes to anything. My parents raised me properly, I hope yours did too.
I am pretty versatile, spontaneous and I adapt easily to most situations. I like exploring new places, travel well and often, both domestically and internationally. I love movies and enjoy a good debate. I like a man who can dish it out as well as take it (this is shockingly rare!). I love to eat. Will try almost anything. I dine out often, love to cook and am a bit of a wine snob. My life does not revolve around the gym. I go when I can, maybe a few times a week. I seek the same in a mate.
I had a modest upbringing and was taught important values. I have an enormous extended family and stay in touch with as many as I can. I keep wonderful people in my life and don't have room for negativity, red flags or drama. Life throws us curve balls along the way, therefore I don't believe in adding to that by making bad choices.
I don't have kids and don't want any. I seek a partner who prefers the same. In the past, I have become too attached to somebody's child making a break-up VERY difficult. In addition, being spontaneous, I like to go away on a whim without the need to rearrange babysitters and ex-wives caring for the kids. I want to be a priority and when somebody has children, this is not the case in any relationship. I do have a special 3 year old in my life (friends) which has been a huge gift. I do like kids, but not everyone wants or has them. If yours are grown and live away from home, I may consider it.
I am looking for a man, not a guy. A bit of sophistication without a skateboard or new tattoo would be welcomed. A gentleman who can also be silly and fun, who makes an effort. I am not looking for a man who lives by American football and tailgating every Sunday. And guys.... 'holding the door open' does not make you a wonderful gentleman. This is a standard gesture everyone does for strangers.
I support gay marriage, am pro-choice and anti-religion. I am pro-gun control and vote Independent. If you find fault with any of this, chances are we may butt heads.
I have no expectations except to learn a thing or 2. I take things 1 day at a time. Please do not send me photos unless you have a shirt on. Class is a big plus.