For me, I am a proud father of two truly great kids; a 12 y/o daughter and an 15 y/o son. They currently live with me 50% of the time and I am committed to being as involved with them as much as possible. I know that sometimes that may be a deal breaker for some, but that is one of the few non-negotiable aspects of my life.
In regards to activities, more time than not I seem to end up around a court/field somewhere? I am partial to baseball/softball, but have been involved in other organized sports all of my life. I also coach baseball, and have also coached basketball and soccer a few times :-). I love animals?.especially big dogs and horses, but confess that I am really in the learning stages of the horse stuff. Nothing against the little critters though :-). I enjoy my career most of the time, but realize that it will probably be just a stepping stone to something else (soon I think?). It does provide for a comfortable living for myself and my kids, and that is important for now.
I don?t mind the bar scene?.with a group of friends, for beer and wings maybe, but I never have, and I don?t think I would ever meet the love of my life in a club or bar. I love to attend sporting events (ANY football or professional baseball game), but again, not really the place to meet people...which is why I am here I suppose.
For you, I would love to find an individual that is capable of understanding and accepting my role as a father. That obviously brings a different dynamic to a new relationship, but I think they are positive dynamics with the right person. Next, I prefer someone who has not been permanently jaded by the ways of the world. We have all had our moments in our lives, but it is much more enjoyable to be with someone who believes that life and this world are typically and inherently good :-). I also prefer an individual who is willing to be open (I can?t read minds...hmm), one who believes that honesty still matters, as well as a person who generally has a kind disposition. In addition, if you love the outdoors, physical activity, and believe in living a healthy lifestyle, then I think that is a great start :-)
If you don?t care much for children, animals, or you would be uncomfortable living in a home that has some space around it, then we probably would struggle to connect with each other. Other than that though, I respect a person?s individuality and truly value the opportunity to meet different people.