12/18/12 - I've now been on a couple of dates with some great women from here and eHarmony and made some good friends. The internet dating thing is definitely different than what I'm used to but I think I'm getting the hang of it. There really are some great women on here and I'm really hoping to meet someone who's not ready to rush into anything but by the same token isn't afraid to if the stars line up.
In the interest of full disclosure: I'm coming out of a 10 year marriage (papers actually filed) that gave me a beautiful daughter who is the love of my life. About 3-4 years ago we agreed to split up when she reached the age she is now and things really never changed. Thus, we are in the negotiation stages and lawyers/actuaries are doing math.
As far as me, my two biggest passions (besides my daughter) are travel and live music. For travel, I like places where there is a facet of history to explore and a beach like Cancun w/ excursion to Mayan ruins, Italy, Greece (haven't been to Greece n but it's on the short list). My most spontaneous travel was on the way home from a business trip trip Melbourne, I decided to take a spur of the moment trip around the world through Beijing, Cairo, Frankfurt and Rome in 8 days.
For music, I used to say I liked everything but boy bands and god has punished me with a girl who loves 1 Direction. Consequently, I can't get their music out of my head and bought a block of tickets to their show at Hershey next summer for my daughter and her friends. I'm taking volunteer applications for anyone who would be into a chaperone gig.
As far as music I really enjoy, Americana/y'alternative, singer songwriter, garage/college rock, english rock, 90's alternative (really alternative not the cheesy rock that called itself alternative). I prefer to see bands in clubs or small theaters but will go to an arena for a some of the geriatric rock like KISS and The Stones. I actually ran a live music club for 4 years and managed bands during one of my life's detours during the 90's when many of the biggest bands today were still touring clubs......fun detour!!
What I'm looking for is the same thing as many people. First and foremost, someone who is family oriented. IIt would be great to meet someone with a child my daughter's age (7) but that is not a deal breaker. I'm not opposed to having more kids with the right woman but the main thing is that I don't want a house with only 1 child. Secondly, and not unimportant, someone who also wants a grown up relationship that is romantic and fun. Also important is someone who enjoys entertaining. I have a yard that I've worked on for years and it would be nice to have people over more often.
So that's all for now. Hope to hear from you.