I've been busy.....and am now at a point in my life where I'd like to meet someone to have fun and share with.
My grandfather had a saying, in fact he had many sayings, but one that influences me now is when he would say "there's nothing lonlier than being with the wrong person". I'm interested in finding the right person and won't settle for mediocrity.
To describe me I'd say I'm driven but always have time for my family and especially my two daughters (17 and 20), my friends, my dogs, hockey and finding time to relax. I strive to have a good balance in my life.
I own my own business(es) and enjoy what I do - like many things it has it's benefits and it's drawbacks but overall I like it and wouldn't do anything else.
I'd say I'm a romantic and am good company. I'd challenge you and I'd expect to be challenged - on right vs. wrong, on opinions and sometimes challenge you just for fun.
I believe I'm an open and honest communicator, which includes being a good listener. I don't power play, I don't politic and I work to maintain honesty, integrity and trust.
My friends, and my family, often look to me for guidance and direction. I believe my advice is well thought out and given with the intention to tell them what's good for them and not just what they might want to hear.
What I want in a woman I'd spend time with and try to move forward with......
There are so many things and now would be the time to share them.
First I believe in "the whole package" theory (again a grandfather-ism). We all have flaws and I don't expect perfection at all. Once I've accepted "the whole package" I try not to dwell on the imperfections - I'd say I focus more on being happy with the great things a person may have brought to my life.
I want someone who's honest and trustworthy - I must believe what you tell me is true and if I don't then I won't be with you.
I want someone who's a good communicator and speaks openly, frankly and honestly but does so in a respectful way. I don't yell or talk down nor would I accept anyone who do the same.
I want someone who's always wanting to learn more things - go see new places, expanding their minds and horizons, meeting new people and being open to new things. It's the wise man (or woman) who knows how much they have left to learn....not how much they already know.
I want someone who's passionate about all aspects of her life - her family, her love, her friends, her work, her interests....and me.
I want someone who's fun to be with, easy to look at and desirable, and also knows how important quiet, relaxed alone time is together.
I'm looking, it seems for someone who has similar values and general interests as me. I don't want a clone but some element of common interests is always good!