UPDATE 5/3: It takes far too much energy than I expected to keep up with correspondence on here, so I went online today with the intention of cancelling since I thought my account was expiring in a couple days. Apparently I was a day late and my account auto-renewed. Not sure how frequently I'll be on here, but who knows...maybe the unsuspecting auto-renewal is a sign that I'm supposed to remain...at least for another month. END OF UPDATE 5/3.
My closest friends would say I'm very confident and outgoing, but I am rather shy in some situations....sometimes that shyness is mistaken for conceit. So, if I don't wink back or e-mail back right away, especially if you fit the description of what I'm attracted to, pls don't be offended...I'm probably feeling a little shy or nervous. Once I get past that feeling, though, I'm very playful and fun. Some might even say, aggressive??
People would say that I am very selfless, a very dependable and loyal person (to friends, family, coworkers, the community). I am a BIG romantic at heart and would really like to find a partner who is as generous with affection as I am (of course, generous does not mean smothering). It is quite easy to make me happy...affection and small gestures go a long way with me.
OK, at the expense of sounding shallow...I need to have a strong physical attraction to my partner. That physical attraction is definitely a precursor to unleashing my passion. I am passionate about all the things that are important to me in my life...my children, my music, my philanthropic nature....exchanging a deep love and passion with a great partner is something I believe is still in the cards for me. I must say, if you wink or e-mail and I can't see what you look like, I won't respond even if you offer to send me pictures. First, it's a dating site...obviously you should have pictures. Second, I want to see what YOU look like..If you're gonna put up one or two photos, I'd rather see YOU than the pretty landscape of your backyard or a mug shot of your pet or a photo of you standing 300 feet away in front of a national landmark. Third, I can't express enough how much I REALLY DON'T WANT TO hurt anyone's feelings....I may find you quite attractive, but simply not my type...because I believe everyone is attractive, but some...just more attractive to someone else. Do note...I've learned that photos don't necessarily represent what you look like in person, so I'm not following any strict guidelines. Physical attraction can grow on me...but please, at least look a little bit like your pictures. Oh...and please do take the time to read what I'm looking for...if you are anywhere near 10 years outside of the age range I am looking for, unless you believe I will find you extraordinary beyond belief...and certainly if you are old enough to be my father...I think you get the point.
Most importantly, my children mean the world to me...it is of utmost importance that I meet someone who understands that they are currently my #1 priority in life. So, I want to be clear...I am quite open to meeting up with you...but not if that time in any way infringes on my responsibility to my kids. I need to feel a certain amount of chemistry with you, have an innate desire to get closer to you, and sense that you are an incredibly special, wonderful person that I can't let get away...at which time you'll have as much of my time and unconditional commitment that my children have. I am fully capable of managing a loving relationship AND being a loving parent simultaneously. Frankly,accepting my kids with me simply means there will be an even greater abundance of love to go around :D
One last thought with which to leave you...You are what you eat....except I didn't eat any sexy beasts today! Kidding! Kidding!