Son, brother, uncle, friend. Poor cook and lousy dancer. Bible-believing scientist. Beer-drinker, non-smoker, engineer, conservative, optimist, goofy, easy-going, fun-loving, etc. I am a gentleman, and enjoy treating a woman like a lady. From opening doors to figuring out little surprises just to see her smile. All true, but anyone can write a list… ;)
I've been blessed with a wonderful life, and I'm content with my place in the universe. I've had the same great job for over 9 years, and I'm as secure as anyone can be these days. Sold my condo at the right time. Renting another while looking for a house that might become a home, assuming I find the right person to share it with.
Everyone says they like to travel, walk on the beach and go on lazy adventures. Who doesn't? I’m at the point in my life where I want more. I want someone to share it with. I love sampling life. I'm like cycling, and did a century ride summer 2011. I like kayaking, and did a ten miler on a lake in Colorado a few months later. I'm starting to train for my next century ride this summer. I like taking off for long drives. I like sitting at home reading, the watching the Discovery and History channels, having friends over. I like trying new things, from parasailing to horseback riding, scuba diving to flight school. I spend a lot of time getting together with friends for movies, BBQ’s, a monthly (low stake) poker game that I host, etc. I like to help others cook, or at least I'm happy to do the dishes… I have a marble cooking spoon holder in my kitchen that warns that "Many people have eaten my cooking and have gone on to lead normal lives". I'm not completely hopeless in the kitchen. I have a few things I make rather well.
I'm looking for the same thing everyone else is... friendship, appreciation, love, etc. Attractive on the outside (I am a man...), but if the insides aren't at least as attractive what's the point? Smiles and laughs easily. Very feminine, wearing dresses and all that girly-girl stuff now and than, yet just as happy to put on jeans or shorts for a hike. Over time she'll grow to need me in her life, as I will her, but without being "needy". Like everyone, I want a “best” friend. I’ve been blessed with more amazing friends than anyone I know, but I don’t have that “special” friend. I have a lot of years left ahead of me and I'm hoping to find someone to help fill them with memories. Healthy, have with open heart. Drama free, STD, and modification (tattoos, etc) free like me. I'm looking for a life that varies from couch potato to go, go, go… So I'm hoping for someone who's fit and has varied interests. Faith, patience, integrity and so many other things are important. How does one encapsulate a life into so few words?
The Lord said wait for the right one. I have. Since 2001. I have very little baggage left in my life. I’m not into casual dating, especially with single mom's. The Lord's put too much on your shoulders as is. The one thing you'll be sure of is that I won't waste your time. When the Big Guy brings the right lady along I hope to earn her friendship, and that it will grow into something special. One of the best relationships I know is my father and stepmom's. He once said that home is whatever door she was on the other side of. Like everyone, they have their issues, but after all these years they truly are the best of friends. A great deal of their lives is wrapped around seeing that the other is happy. My father appreciates her and does his best to make sure she always knows how much. They’ve been together since 1992 and he hasn’t stopped pursuing her yet. My dad sets a pretty good example.
I am young at heart, fit in body, healthy in finances, and mature in mind. I'm looking for a woman and lady. Not a mother. I'm not looking for someone to take over my life, but to share it. I am a man, not a child. I may or may not be the right man for you, but I might… :)