I am a single dad with two wonderful daughters, now 15 and 11. My ex and I share custody 50/50.
After 3 years of separation, I have become quite adept at balancing the demands of my job and my responsibilities as a father. I'm actually a pretty good cook! (Though I am always looking to add new recipes to my limited repertoire...) I have learned that my girls and I can get along fine by ourselves, so I am not here to look for someone to be a caregiver for my kids or me. Rather, I hope to find that last missing piece to complete my life's puzzle---a confident and secure woman who loves to laugh and enjoy life to its fullest, who shares similar interests and values and is ready for a committed relationship.
My close friends would describe me as warm, witty, sincere and loyal. Having traveled to and lived in many different parts of the world, I have developed a deep appreciation of different cultures and the importance of humility and open-mindedness. I have a cheerful and optimistic outlook coupled with a strong sense of priorities, and have learned not to take anything in life for granted.
Lastly, I'd like to share with you something memorable that I read recently from Reddit:
"Being a man isn't anger, it's not yelling, it's not violence, it's not fighting, it's not impatience, it's not acting before thinking. Being a man is making right decisions, it's doing the right thing, it's treating people well despite how they treat you, it's fully assessing a situation, it's understanding through perception, it's remaining calm, and it's doing all these things in the face of adversity. I'm not perfect; I make mistakes. But I do my best to be a good man, because my daughter needs that. She must know what a good man is, so that in what will feel like a few short years, when boys are falling over themselves to talk to her, she'll know what is good in a man." (From a Reddit contributor named Ardentfrost, describing how he has changed by having a daughter and what it means to be a man.)