I am quite sure I am the easiest person to get along with on the planet. I have a very professional group of friends which keep my life filled with events and places to go.
Hearing about other people's lives gives me more insight which I love most above all. Is not the fact that someone experiences otherwise then we do the basis for why we begin to like them? Sure, we want people to relate similarities but also want to expand our own perception when we interact with others.
I really need a solid friendship as the basis of a good relationship. Sure, infatuation is fun but... I prefer to really know someone well. If we can speak to and listen to each other easily then the foundation can be laid for facilitating any other aspect of the relationship.
I make a good living and it affords me the ability to experience the finer things of life. Though I am not materialistic. I do have nice things but they are not as important as my friends and family. They only extend my experience with said people. I do not have to have these things to be happy. I am happy in myself regardless as I come from humble beginnings and was content there too.
I am passionate about philosophy, music, life in general. Discussing fine food. Solving problems...oh my favorite thing is solving problems. I offer perspective mostly. Neither pushing or pulling but offering perspective to those who ask. Often this helps them make their own decisions. Which, ultimately, is how all things should be executed. With self volition.
I would hope to attract a woman who is happy in herself and her life. Not saying she wouldn't have moments of stress and sadness. We all do. Just that I am not looking for a needy person. I have facilitated that successfully before, it is often a one way street where I give but don't get back. Its nice to be needed for sure but, its also wonderful when someone has their own means of actualizing their goals and dreams and can bring that to bear to make spending time together a culmination of the two worlds.
My one caveat is that my job can take up most of my week. I get home on average around 7pm weekly and usually have weekends off. My mornings are filled with early to rise exercise activities, skateboarding, running, beach walks. I like to get a jump on the world. I would like a person who could go with me on these mornings and adjust to my busy week schedule. Weekends are divine as we could do almost anything time permitting. Vacation time is limitless in its potential and the world would be at our feet.
Oh and finally, don't let the baseball hat throw you off. I clean up nicely. I also don't watch sports that much, not that many women have a problem with that, its just I don't really follow it that much. I'll watch a game with friends for the social activity more then the game in most cases, usually a superbowl game or world series game. Not really a sports junkie. More a hiking, skateboarding, sightseeing junkie.
I had mainly been in one long term relationship for 17 years. She left me in 2001 which broke my heart. We got back together, had the marriage and child and I was completely happy and content with that. Sadly, she was not and left me again last year. Again, broke my heart. I thought everything was grand and amazing but she was secretly harboring some restlessness about our life. we never really fought. We always had great conversation. Yet, our time was sometimes limited because of work. This is why I say my caveat is how much time I am at work. I think it wore down on her. I am a hopeless romantic and believed in it. I do not want to repeat this problem. I am open to seeing the problem in me first instead of placing blame. Its why I am looking for someone that has a good life going already so as not to be waiting around on me to do things all the time. A culmination of the two worlds.