.So I've been off and on Match for a few years now - hence the 2011 in my screenname. I thought now would be good time to update my profile - and oh by the way Cookie is my dog, not a daughter destined to resent me for the rest of her life and become a "dancer".
I haven't found my "match" yet, but my experience on here certainly hasn't been bad. I've been in three wedding parties of friends who met their wives on here, so I hold myself totally accountable for not putting more of an effort into dating the last few years... I had a surgery on my neck that took some time to recover from, then I just buried myself in work.
Fortunately for me the hard work has paid off and I'm well on my way to reaching some of my career goals. In May of 2012 I opened a tiny personal training studio, and then in March of 2013 I was able to upgrade to a new facility over 3 x the size of the original. I'm incredibly happy with the direction of the business. It is truly an honor that so many people have put their faith in me to help them improve their quality of life through proper diet and exercise. My job is fun for the most part; no TPS reports, no passive aggressive managers etc ect.
So the good news is, I love my job. The not so great news is that I work funky hours to accomodate my clients work schedules.
This is where dating has been a bit of a challenge. The thing with me is that I get that it's a little less than ideal to date someone with my schedule, so I try to make up for it by being a great guy - think unicorns and rainbows like all day everyday. Ha... But seriously I'm a very open and honest person who is mature and accountable ( my Mom would also interject that I am handsom and my dog thinks I'm pretty awesome... so I have that going for me ).
I feel like I'm hitting my stride a little later than some of my friends, but then again some of my friends are already divorced or unemployed trying to figure out a career change. I would love to find someone who is understanding and supportive who wants to be with a caring and supportive guy.
I started getting migraines a few years ago which has made me limit my drinking . To be honest, I'm kinda fine with it - I hope that you are too. I love being outdoors and being active. I grew up on the beach in NJ and have always been a big fan of the sun and fresh air. I went on a fly fishing trip to Washington state last year and got bit by the hiking bug - so most weekends I try to get out to a new park or mountain within an hour or two drive of the city.
I come from a small but amazing family. I could not ask for better role models as parents. They were not the cool or hip parents, but they gave me all of the love, support and freedom to learn from my mistakes that I could've ever asked for. Unfortunately my Dad was part of the rescue effort on 9/11 and gave his life. The ONLY reason that I mention that is because if I don't mention it now, it can make for an awkward moment during the first date. I'm totally comfortable talking about it, but it understandably throws other people off their game.
I don't mind a little baggage on a woman so long as they've used it to make them a better person. I also like girls that have a nerdy side and I've always dated smart girls. Good conversation is the key to a good time. I would love to find a woman who is kinda over the bar/club scene and into experiencing other things. Im comfortable with myself and am a trusting person and respect nights out with the girls and I'm not annoying about it.One of the things I love most about being in a relationship is the looking forward to doing nothing with the other person. I love lazy sundays spent making each other laugh, cooking and maaaybe a little spooning (just sayin'!)I'm not a serial dater and I'm not interested in just texting. I much rather talk with mouths and stuff.I've been a groomsmen 15 x and a godfather 3x. I look forward to someday being a great husband and a great father..