I'm looking for a companion that enjoys my company. Someone to share experiences with. I would like to get to know someone with the hope of eventually leading to a long term relationship. I believe that if two people enjoy each other's company even simple things can provide happiness. To me most things are more enjoyable when there is someone to share them with.
I work out fairly often and value staying fit. I try to get in several workouts during the week instead of just a few long ones. I don't need a workout partner but going for a run or exercising together can be fun too.
I'm not necessarily one to follow the herd. I tend to be an independent and utilitarian thinker and like to make up my own mind about things instead of just accepting a viewpoint based on popularity. I'm honest, sometimes direct, and believe doing is more important than saying. I am financially stable but this isn't a resume so we can always talk about work or life accomplishments later.
I am not attracted to the bar scene anymore and with work and other activities it has seemed hard to meet interesting single people at this age that are not in some form of mid-life crisis or trying to make up for what they feel they missed in their twenties. I was in a long term relationship for the majority of my thirties and so being single again is taking some adjusting.
If you have read this far, for those who suspect I might have snuck in some old pictures, all my pictures were taken in the past few months. I haven't changed but they were taken with different cameras under very different lighting and circumstances.
I am looking to meet someone fairly local. Unfortunately it is my experience that distant relationships ultimately don't work out well so don't take it personally if I don't respond to distant inquiries.