hi, my name is erickson, i go by erick. my friends would describe me as a quite and shy type of guy till you get to know me. i have always been quite. i even joined the army thinking that at the end of the 6 months in basic training i would break that shell. but no it did not work. i guess that is just the way i am. i am friendly and a caring guy. i always say i am the nice guy that finishes last. i hate that part but i can not be a rude person and was raised by my mom so i have lots of manners. things that make me smile are my friends. i do not have a lot of them but the ones i do i keep close. it is all i have besides my family. the type of person i am hoping to find is someone i have things in common with. that is pretty important to me. someone that i can trust and respect. and is will to talk out any problems we may have instead of just breaking up. i like communication. it is very important to me. i want a long term relationship. i am 35 and never have been married and would love to be married before i hit 40. i do not even have any kids. i like kids and hope to have some of my own.