I have to admit that online dating is a little bit outside of my comfort zone. However, the traditional dating scene has proven to be unconducive to the kind of lasting and fulfilling relationship that I am currently seeking. A bar/club may be a great venue for a fun night out, but one cannot even get introductions and pleasantries out of the way without the ensuing "conversation" devolving into a shouting match because of the loud music and ambient chatter. That said, I am willing to try something different and give this online dating thing my best shot. Authoring a profile with the goal of finding a life-long partner is never easy, as one has to strike that delicate balance between divulging too much information vs. too little information. I really don't want this to be a thesis about me, but rather an initial introduction to spark some interest from my would-be Special Lady. So let's get this cracking.
I am intelligent, caring, dependable, generous, stable, driven, and know exactly what I want out of life. I am a critical thinker and have no problem changing my opinions if the underlying facts and circumstances that inform such opinions change. So being open-minded and reasonable about one's world view are very important character traits for me. I am a positive (but realistic) person who would rather light a candle than curse the darkness. So I like to view challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles and would wish for my partner to have an optimistic perspective on life. I could provide an exhaustive accounting of my virtues and background, but I am going to "cheat" a little and leave something on the table for our first date and/or phone conversation. I am just making sure that we don't fall victims to uncomfortable moments of silence...not good for live TV.
I am financially secure and have a well-established career, but life is not complete without that Special Lady with whom to share it. I am at that point in life where I am looking for the whole nine yards in a relationship: wife, best friend, home filled with the screams of playful kid(s), the dog, family vacations, etc. - you get the picture. I am by nature an intellectually curious and communicative guy, and can hold my own in any conversation setting on almost any topic. Warning: I can sometimes be a bit of a talker, but I also know when to zip it and be an active listener.
I can be cerebral at times, but witty enough to seize on a moment to be self-deprecating, sarcastic, or funny. I typically get pass self-inflicted embarrassing moments by speaking about myself in the third person - unconventional but very effective. If you enjoy comedians like John Stewart and George Carlin, then I believe I have the goods to tickle your funny bones. I am by nature a very private person, but will open up once mutual chemistry is established. I am very health conscious and therefore try (within reason) to take good care of my body and would prefer that my partner share similar priorities. Let's face it, it is hard to have fun and raise a family without healthy bodies and minds.
Who I'm Looking For:
I am looking for a lady who is honest, communicative, reliable, open-minded, reasonable, caring, fun, respectful of others, loving, and knows when to compromise. She must be in touch with her emotions and not be afraid to express them. I am not looking for the prefect package, as I am far from being perfect and consider myself to be a work in progress like most people. However, my Special Lady must have the capacity to grow in a deep and mutually loving relationship.
I am looking forward to a very engaging experience that will hopefully lead to a magical connection with that special person, who I can one day call wife and best friend. If you were able to withstand the pain of reading this far, then we are off to a good start-:) So let us lift our glasses to a journey of boundless possibilities!