I look at people around me in relationships and I see two types:
1) The people who are together because they are “stuck” for one reason or another. They are constantly in turmoil and drama. They are together simply to avoid being alone.
2) People who almost effortlessly get along. Now, no one ever gets along all the time but for the most part things are simply easy and ok. They jive. Their personalities fit like puzzle pieces.
I want the second type of relationship. I don’t “need” a relationship. I want one.
So it’s important you have at least a small understanding of what kind of person I am to know if we fit.
I am a single dad. My daughter is 18 and going to DePaul in Chicago. She’s a great kid and very easy to get along with. She’s a lot like me in many ways. I love her dearly and we are very close. I raised my daughter by myself. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I am a military veteran from Desert Storm. That does play into my personality in some ways. I am protective and a little on guard when I’m out in public. I have fun but I am always aware of my surroundings.
I am a strong personality but easy going and easy to get along with. I am not weak and don’t get pushed around. I fight for what’s important to me and stand up for what’s right. I don’t stand on the sidelines. I am passionate about what I believe in and stand tall no matter what. I am straight forward and do not play games. If I tell you you’re the one, I mean it.
I am outgoing and love to laugh and have fun although I’m not what you would consider silly or a clown.
My friends say that I am loyal to an extreme and protective of those I care about. They say I am tough but caring on the inside. My daughter says I am a teddy bear that will tear your arms off if you mess with my daughter. That’s a direct quote.
I am driven to succeed at work. I work hard during the week. I am a professional with a blue collar background. I am successful at work and I am proud of that.
I think it’s important to mention that in 2008 I basically lost everything. The business I was working for closed and I could not find work. It was an extremely difficult time for my daughter and I but I learned a lot. It changed the way I think and do things.
I think I am better off for it.
When I’m not at work, I’m all about having fun!!!
I love being out. I’m not a big couch potato. I don’t mean like mowing the lawn or growing a garden. I mean like out riding motorcycles, hanging with friends, fishing, camping, boating, going to a football or baseball game, surfing, riding bikes or walking down the strand. These are just a few examples. I’ll do pretty much anything as long as we are having fun! I’m not into night clubs or staying out all night. I have an old saying that nothing good happens after midnight.
I am originally from Chicago. That’s where most of my family is. I am close with my family even though there is distance. I really don’t think I will ever move back. I love the Pacific. I spent the last several years living in Hawaii. I loved it and miss it. Such a cool way of life! Moving to Hawaii was the best thing I ever did. It taught me alot.
I approach every situation like I’ve never been hurt. I keep an open mind and I expect the same in return.
You stand on your own two feet. You’re fun and loving. Your chill but can take care of business when you need to.
Some guys are into boobs or butts, I’m into your laugh, your smile, and the way you lean over and kiss me and reach out to hold my hand.
I am what I am and you are what are and we accept each other and love each other for it.