(A female friend of mine recommended I should lead with my romantic "softer" side, rather than put it towards the end, so let's see :)
Firstly, A Hopeless Romantic am I. I absolutely believe in the small things that make intimacy unique between two people. Leaving a small note of support and affection tied to your car keys in the morning. Writing you a message on a steam covered mirror for future discovery. Touching your hair as we brush past each other in a narrow hallway. Using strong hands to hold and wrap you in a blanket of safeness. But most of all, to bring to you, the Happiness, Warmth and Safety, so that if you were to turn around, you would never need to wonder... "Is he still there?"... I am.
Now that I have allowed a sample of my "softer" nature out to the masses, doubt not little lady, If it would be a date with a Male or a Man. I will never expect you to open the door for yourself and I will never ask you go downstairs and find out what that noise was! I believe that two people should share the responsibilities of life, but there are a few things that I'm not willing to compromise on. Maintenance on the cars, Building my own porch, Teaching my sons to survive in the wilderness and Making you feel like a woman are just a few areas that I reserve for myself (hope you don't mind, but if you do, then we are probably not a match).
I am a career Marine Corps officer and Pilot who has loved his life in the service and the structure it has provided. I enjoy walks through the old historical parts of a town, looking through the local shops in search of antiques. I absolutely enjoy long drives at night. I am a history buff and avid collector of original period artifacts. I believe in self analysis and consider myself to be a self-aware man. Taking Personal Responsibility of myself, has brought about many positive changes in who I am, and it has made me a stronger, more capable man.
I will continue with my military career till I attain my 20 year mark (just a few years left) and then establish serveral ventures I have in the works (sorry for the lack of detail on this one, but it's "Classified"... for now ;) There's a Masters ( PhD?) hiding in my future (possibly in History or International Affairs). I am a self made man and am looking for someone with that same level of ambition. Neither side should ever ask the other to sacrifice their professions, but I do feel that a couple MUST and should compromise (together) to do what is required for the success of the relationship. While , Texts and E-mails are great connection tools, I will never accept them taking the place of my arms "Holding" those that I care for.
I have 3 great sons (7, 10 & 12), but unfortunately they live with their mother in Alabama. l am however, a full time presence in ALL 3 of their lives and emotionally I must tell you, I am a packaged deal. I want a companion who is willing to let them adore her, while bringing her values into their lives, thereby assisting me in continuing to make great men out of them. For goodness sakes, I am not looking for someone to "raise" my sons, but I would expect you to eventually love them as much as I do, even if they did not live with us. It wouldn't be difficult though.... they are great little guys! (Besides, I sure could've used some advice the other day when I had to explain about girls (you know, the "Talk") to my 10 year old... !!! lol)
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication series is an excellent source of self growth and shows you that there are more supportive and loving ways to enter the world. It can also help you to see if you truly have NEEDS, or are you just being NEEDY?
Yes, this has been quite the lengthy profile, but hopefully you can "See" me more clearly than what my pictures alone could show you. The WHAT says I am a Father, a Marine Commander, a planner, a Combat Veteran, etc., but it's the WHO I am, that will leave me forever etched in your heart.
.. where are you?