I like to cause and enjoy laughter. Conversation can be deep and serious, but the aftermath is not. I like to play the guitar and sing for that special someone. I think beauty and attraction is subjective (duh!) and is not dependent on the assent of society. I want to spend time with a woman who is confident and opinionated but who respects the different views others have. Intelligence is therefore key. Money is necessary, of course, but it's not the primary thing I examine in a potential partner. Empathy is something I value in myself, and I expect it from someone who wants to be with me. Honesty is also important--I've already had too much dishonesty for five lifetimes! I like to think I value what's on the inside as much as what's on the outside (sorry for the cliche). I want to miss someone with that certain special ache (you know what I mean, don't you), and I want someone to miss me in the same way. I have a lot to give: caring, consideration, affection, passion, support, and most of all love. I haven't had a chance to give these things for many years, and I have gotten none in return, so I'm overflowing!!
I also value my role as a father. I have two children, a thirteen-going-on-thirty year old boy and a ten year old girl. I am presently president of the youth football league in which both my kids participate (football player and cheerleader, respectively) so I spend a LOT of time with them, and I LOVE IT (well, not always the parents of other kids, but that's a different story). Simply put, they are great kids.
Finally, I am a history professor at two local universities. I have been teaching for thirteen plus years, and I've learned many things from it. Perhaps most importantly I know how to listen, and I know how to communicate. But I do a better job with the spoken word, unless you happen to be interested in medieval European religious and intellectual history. So, let's talk--you won't be sorry. . . .