I've recently relocated to Atlanta and I'm looking to make long-lasting friendships, find love and live happily ever after... amen. I’m about a year out of a 14-year relationship and ready to dip my feet back into the big bad world of dating.
ABOUT ME: Some people say I’m a cautious optimist. I call myself a realist. I have a quick, dry wit and I try to find the humor in everyday life. It’s important that we can laugh at ourselves…and one another. Life is too serious to be taken seriously. Despite being a realist, I'm a true romantic. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life and truly want to share that with one special man. We can kick back at home or go exploring, taking a road we’ve never been down before, just to see where it leads. A plan, but without an agenda.
As to the home life, I can be a bit of a homebody. I like house projects and the comfort and familiarity of a routine. In fact, I recently bought a new (old) house and there are LOTS of projects (are you handy?). While I prefer structure to chaos (yes, I'm a Leo), it doesn't mean that I can't be spontaneous. I'm loving all that Atlanta has to offer, especially outdoors and the change of seasons. (I'm from Florida where we have only two seasons.... hot and humid and slightly less hot and humid). I like sports (watching), but not a fanatic. Live theatre and concerts are also a favorite.
While I cherish my family, friends are the family that you get to choose. I've often said that I prefer to surround myself with a few people I know very well (and who know me very well) than to have lots of acquaintances that I barely know. Have you heard the saying "Friends help you move... REAL friends help you move bodies" ? OK.. it's a stab at the dry wit. I’m truly blessed to have many great friends that would “help me move bodies”.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR: Physically, I’m attracted to redheads and gentlemen with salt and pepper hair. Facial scruff is also a big turn-on, however, none of these are deal breakers. I’d be lying if I said that physical attraction wasn’t important, but I firmly believe in assessing the total package. As for relationship, I'm looking for someone who's secure and confident, but not to the point of arrogance. An equal who is successful in both his professional and personal life and who makes trust and communication a priorty. We should have enough in common to be compatible and our differences will be what make life's journey interesting. I’m looking for my best friend. Is that you?
In a nutshell, I'm not the assertive guy who will come up and talk to you (although I think you're adorable), nor am I the jock who spends hours at the gym working on the perfect body. So what does an average, shy guy do to meet people? "Yes".. it's a shot at the dating sites... with the hopes that something in my profile strikes a chord with someone out there. Say "Hi".