I think I have a lot to offer the right woman and I'm looking for the right match for dating and, hopefully, long-term. I'm not looking for hook-ups or one-night stands. Light brown hair, blue-grey eyes, soft lips, never smoke or do drugs, no tattoos or piercings, not into motorcycles or hunting or fishing, social drinker only. I'm affectionate, fun, confident but not arrogant, honest, reliable, fit, active, competitive, skeptical (not cynical), spontaneous, optimistic, well-rounded, and a gentleman. I smile easily, I don't sweat the small stuff, and I can usually find the humor in just about any situation. I've also been told I'm funny, witty, and genuine, but I'll leave that for you to decide.
I have two wonderful kids, 12 and 13, who are with me on the typical divorced-dad schedule. I'm past the part of my life for adding new little ones to the world (snip-snip), but if you have kids, that's great. I wouldn't expect to meet them for a while, nor would you meet mine as I'm protective about whom they bond with. I also have a great dog and cat, so I hope you're not allergic.
Being single for five years, I've found most women I meet to be very pleasant, friendly, and normal. I've also learned that while making some terrific friends, finding that special someone I want to devote myself to is something that comes along less frequently than a blue moon. I would love to find a woman I can truly admire, who will inspire me to be the best man I can be, who's into me as much as I am into her, and who can make the lyrics of those love songs we grew up listening to mean something again. Call me a hopeful--not hopeless--romantic.
My perfect match will be very intelligent, attractive, athletic, fit, active, fun, sarcastic, educated, local(!), competitive, and confident. If we hit it off, I can promise you laughter, good times, bad jokes, and interesting conversation. I'm not in a hurry, but I am looking for my last first kiss and want someone who's at the same place in her life. While I'll never be confused with a body builder (don't bother looking for shirtless photos!), I work out regularly to stay fit and am looking for someone who shares this value. (Tennis would be a fun first date!) As for music, I enjoy almost anything but metal and rap, and to a lesser extent country.
Conventional wisdom is not to discuss politics or religion on a first date, but wouldn’t you want to know up front if your views are incompatible? Politically and socially I lean hard to the left, but enjoy friendly, open-minded debate.(Note: If you love Fox"News" please move on!) Although I grew up Roman Catholic, I do not believe in a higher power, karma, "everything happens for a reason," The Secret, heavenhell, an afterlife, etc.I am not anti-religion – until it infringes on my rights! – but I personally have no need for it. I live by the golden rule and don't need to fear a god to be moral, do you? Call me a "non-theist" rather than an atheist, as that word has such a negative connotation, OK?
I'm not looking for a long-distance relationship. Longer than a 40-minute drive would be difficult, so even The City may be out of the question. And by "intelligent," I include someone who knows what the shift key is for, understands the differences between theretheirthey're and youryou're, and conjugates verbs correctly. Is that too (not "to") much to ask? If you're still having trouble with this at your age, it says a lot (not "alot") about you. :)