I find that personal summaries are tricky to compose. Perhaps a good approach would be to simply list what I offer to those on a similar path that may aid in measuring long term compatibility. So the basics: I am not a player or manipulator of people in that other than companionship, there is nothing that I want or need from others. I do very well with groups of people but have also spent a considerable amount of time in solo pursuits. I am stable with a somewhat low keyed temperament with no exes, cumbersome debts and to my knowledge no issues that would be considered baggage. I enjoy good health and I find value in being physically fit. I care about my appearance and even though I am 50, I could still be described as “athletic and toned” in the same manner that the term would be used in describing an NFL linebacker; one who can also play an extremely competitive game of tennis.
Moving on, I earned a technical degree shortly after leaving the armed forces and have progressed well within my profession to a senior level. I am well-traveled, well read and I have a good understanding in how to get things done and will only offer advice and assistance when asked. I offer for a match, a companion who will strive to maintain and promote their well-being above my own provided that the sentiment is reflected. If you feel the need to quantify your relationships with others as in “my children come first”, you have made your decision and I am not interested. In the form of a descriptive perspective of my thinking here; to me such things are a given in their significance. As a mate, naturally they would be important to me in maintaining the well-being of a companion. Quantifying a relationship and then communicating it in such a manner is a mistake in that it indicates/implies a commitment of convenience and not an evenly matched promise to a potential life-long partner. For better or for worse, for good or bad these are words that are often exchanged at ceremonies that in my way of thinking carry weight. I guess that I am old fashioned in many respects. A quality that readily comes to mind to exemplify this is that I will not give my word unless I can keep it but once it is done it is my belief that those of the highest character will do all that they possibly can to keep it. Speaking in terms of inherent qualities; what does one have that reflects positive moral character as well as this concept?
As far as specific qualities that appeal to me in a match, obviously chemistry and charisma are of importance. I certainly do not consider myself to be “a underwear model” and I do not want to be thought of or tend to think of others in that kind of light. In the same respect I am not interested in a little miss perfect who would even be more so if she “just had a brain”. Any way you look at it, empty packages are a disappointment!
I do like playing in the elements but I can certainly clean up for a formal activity. I am extremely flexible and believe that it is always the person that makes what is being worn look good and not the other way around. To that end a feminine sense of style that is appealing to me ranges from hiking boots, shorts and a tank top to a dress/skirt and heels. If you are allergic to either modes of attire, I would not be a good match. Along a similar line of thought, confidence is irresistible and a sharp mind with a sense of adventure and humor would be a treasure in a match. For me a sunny disposition and a smile go a long way. These conditions are contagious and are something that I always seek to cultivate. From the “basics” that I have listed above I feel no need to embellish or exaggerate what I have listed. Doing so is counterproductive on so many different levels. If what I have listed is consistent with your thinking and you believe that you have qualities that would form a good match, I would love to hear from you. If not I do wish you success in what you seek.