I just relocated from Newport Beach, CA to Lake Minnetonka in May, 2012. My plan in is to stay 3 to 10 years before returning to my home in Newport Beach or perhaps splitting time between MN-CA. Not to be a snob but I have certain expectations and you should too, I don't know how to say it other than to just be blunt.. I am sensing dating in MN would be much different than in CA. I'm strictly looking for my version of gorgeous, educated, humble, funny with a happy disposition. With that out of the way I guess the idea here is to give you some flavor for what I am all about. hopefully after reading this you won't be rushing to brush your teeth but rather wanting a bigger taste ;-) I think my life experiences make me extremely unique and apparently I must have some decent qualities because I have been blessed with great relationships with extraordinarily beautiful, amazing and intelligent women my entire life, so then why am I here you might ask?? Allow me to provide some background that hopefully you can appreciate. First, I am not afraid of commitment as I was married to an unbelievable girl who tragically passed away a number of years ago, and yes, that experience did factor into my remaining single. Additionally, my daughter was 2 1/2 months old at the time and I have raised her on my own ever since, she is now 16 and has been my life's investment. She has taught me so much about unconditional love and made me a much better person in the process. Consider too that I have also built 2 businesses and held down an Executive Management job as well and I think you will agree that I didn't have a lot of time to devote to a serious relationship. That was then and this is now, these experiences have put me in a spot where I know the true value of a great woman much better than any man you will ever meet. I would love to meet a girl with great style, intelligence, humor and glowing smile. I have dated enough fashionistas that I have been left with a decent sense of style and a great appreciation for a woman that knows how to put herself together from extremely casual to the dressing to the nines. You will never see me flinch at the price of your shoes or handbags.. haha. My dad was a Navy Seal so needless to say I was raised with a code of honor and chivalry, never once did I ever see my mother walk through a door she opened on her own. I also played hockey back in the day so you don't need to worry about my masculinity whatsoever ;-) My life has been a crazy ride and there has been both great fun and tragedy along the way. I don't think a lot of men could have handled some of the hurdles I have faced, the peeks and valleys might have done them in. Don't put it past me me to do something completely random and a bit nuts, but I promise not too embarrass you! I like to lead an active lifestyle and would expect that in a partner as well. Traveling is mandatory. You can see that I like boats and bikes and you should too, or at least one of them! I enjoy a morning Harley ride up PCH, or I guess now around the lake, or to a cute breakfast place and then maybe meeting friends for a day on the boat. Life is short and you need to love to laugh, if you don't smile a lot then we won't get along in the end. If you have your health and your loved ones then there truly are no bad days and I live that way. I have high expectations and you should too. Not sure I will meet "that girl" here but I figure it's like lotto.. you have to have a ticket to have a chance to win so why not! All the best to you in your searches.