-I am intelligent, and I seek out the same. I like deep conversations about anything at all.
-I have an exciting, stressful job most people couldn't imagine doing.
-I am artistic and I have a need to create things. To me, there's nothing quite as satisfying. This manifests itself in several forms.
-I am, in fact, taller than you when you're wearing heels. I had no idea how important this is to you ladies until I joined this site.
-I am sometimes wrong. So are you. But I'm not stubborn. Let's discuss our disagreements like adults.
-I have grown up more in the past year than any other two in my life. Sometimes disappointment is a blessing.
-I am obsessed with music. I play guitar, I write songs, and I want to be in a band again.
-As of April 2013, I am in training for the Detroit Marathon. Anyone I date will need to understand the demands that places on my time. If you're a runner, all the better!
-I'm not one of the self-proclaimed "nice guys", i.e. I don't think you owe me sex after 3-5 dates just because I've behaved myself to that point. If you're not EXCITED about me, I'd prefer you keep your clothes on.
-I do, however, think of myself as a quality guy because doing the right thing is important to me, and that's no bull.
-I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. I think I'm funny. I get some laughs at work.
-I once drove to Pittsburgh to see a band I could have seen locally that same weekend. Road trips rule.
-I'm a boob man. Don't kill the messenger, it's just how I was programmed.
-I would rather pay more at a small, local business than save money at a giant national chain. I would simply rather not be part of the problem we all perpetuate each time we step inside a Wal-Mart.
-I am not a morning person. Don't take it personally.
-I don't sit and wait for a better parking spot to open up. I walk.
-I'm not rich, I'm not poor, and I don't obsess over money. I save up for what I want. Credit cards are a last resort.
-I don't necessarily think the book was better than the movie. But it usually is.
-I won spelling bees as a kid. I apologize in advance for correcting you.
-I cook quite well. It's fun.
-Yes, I play fantasy football. You have your guilty pleasures, too.
-I once bought a co-worker an apology card because I boxed-in her car in the parking garage.
-I am turned off by organized religion, but I don't mind spirituality. (If you're looking for a man who's "dedicated his life to Jesus", that's not me, but I wish you the best.)
-I am terrible at lying. Even worse than Walter White. If you get the reference, we should be friends.
-I don't do drama. At all. Ever.
-I pride myself on being a good listener. However...
-...I didn't catch much of what you said during the Michigan game.
-I don't need to constantly be told how great I am. My family has that covered. Help me become a better man.
-I am snobby about two things: grammar and music.
-I have zero expectations for this. I will treat any successful relationship born here as a happy accident.
The rest I'd rather tell you over a glass or two of wine, during a conversation which includes eye contact and actual human speech. I'm not into exchanging dozens of email messages. There should be some mystery on a first date, no?
ONE LAST THING:
I've posted a wide variety of pictures that should give you a clear idea of what I look like. My pictures don't hide my body type and neither should yours. So if you've only posted head shots, expect that to affect my interest level and my willingness to meet in person. I am ready to make time in my busy life for someone special, but seriously, I'm done with the surprises. Thank you for understanding.