Personal development has significant value in my life. I rather gain knowledge, wisdom, understanding and experience than party and spend a lot of time and energy having "fun". Many say that I am more mature than most in my age bracket, so for some, that's a bad thing, and for others, it's a plus. I have a 1 yr old son and a 3 yr old daughter, and my love for them is also a big reason why I'm not "out there" anymore. I let that crazy young life go. I like deep thoughts and conversations. Over time, I've become more serious and more analytical towards life, mostly from striving to be a good father and family oriented. I do need to get out more and im looking for a nice female that thinks she can break my shell and get me to loosen up again; stress is serious right now. But not too loose; I do aim at living a biblical life and being a good example, however I am not a perfect saint. I still struggle with giving up certain activities. Overall, I want a friend to start with, laugh and talk with. I've learned that friendship and communication are the foundation of a good relationship, whether friendly or intimate. Not looking for the shy and timid woman, but a smart, honest and open, fun yet mature lady to kick it with and get to know, and leave the past behind me.