I am a genuine, down to earth guy who enjoys the simple things in life. I enjoy an eclectic taste in music and movies and always interested in trying something new. I enjoy meeting open-minded people who enjoy exploring new places and trying new things. I enjoy experiences more than I enjoy things.
I prefer the simple to the complicated. There is no sense in making things harder than they need to be.
I like to stay active, but I appreciate the quieter times that life has to offer as well. Anyone who is easy-going, sociable, and loves to laugh will get along great with me.
I like to run. Running has been a part of my life since my teens. Now I don't have the wheels that I used to have, but I am still plugging away after all of these years. It would be great to meet someone that enjoys the world of running as I do.
So I have to be honest here. Most of the above writing was copied and pasted from the example that was provided by Match.com when I was first creating my profile. Why? Well, a couple of my good friends were sitting with me and said that it was be to a tee. That made things easy for me, but I guess that I need to clarify some items because of my life experiences.
I don't consider myself to be a risk taker(and that's probably why I'm still single at the age of 43), but my friends would disagree and maybe you will as well. When I take a risk I am all in.
My first camping trip was a 10-day canoe paddle deep in the wilderness. My first backpacking trip lasted 5 months. When I say that I like to swim, bike and run what I am talking about is doing marathons and triathlons. I once rode my bike to my brother's house in a day just to see if I could do it. He lives 200 miles away.
I've been to Africa twice, driven cross country for dinner and then came back, and I traveled to Hawaii and had a different adventure every day. SCUBA lessons start in February and I hope to jump from a perfectly good airplane in the near future.
Now the match that I'm looking for doesn't have to do all of those things with me. I believe differences in a relationship helps to keep them fresh and healthy, but although I sit on the couch and veg I love my adventures big and small and the memories and stories that they give me. I love to share my adventures through stories, photos and videos.
Now I know that I'm 43 and many consider that to be middle-aged, but I don't feel that way at all. I feel that my lifestyle keeps me young and vibrant. When ever I get the chance I will pier jump or rock jump into the nearest body of water that I can find. I played in a kickball league last summer and plan to play again next summer. Next summer I'm planning KickballFest for my friends and family.
I launched model rockets this past fall for the first time since middle school. Next summer I'm planning RocketFest. The drive across country for dinner was for a steak. And for the last 20 summers now I have SteakFest. As you can tell, I like festivals, but most of them are of my own creation.
I love all of my life's experiences. There is something to be learned from them all, but what I really like doing is sharing those experiences with the important people in my life. In the end I am part child, part adult, part nerd, part adventurer, part storyteller, part athlete, part whatever comes next.
As for the drinking thing it is not for me. I don't drink. I can count all or the parts of beers that I've had in my lifetime on one hand and still have fingers leftover. That stuff can destroy people and it is not for me. Most of my friends don't drink or are very light to moderate drinkers. It just doesn't seem to fit too well into my lifestyle.
I hope that this helps to clarify who I am. Maybe if you see a little bit of yourself in some of those things then maybe we should meet.All that other stuff is easy for me compared to putting myself out there, out here like this.