I just moved to FL less than a year ago, and have found dating in this area to be fairly difficult. I am a "man" in the traditional sense, though far from a misogynist or a chauvinist. ... I know the role men were once expected to play isn't "popular" these days. But my belief system requires that I maintain a certain character, regardless of what society considers to be acceptable or mainstream. Doesn't mean I'm not accepting or open minded, however.
I don't have any children (claimed or blamed), I'm athletic, but not a gym rat. I'm far from naive or immature. Perfectly imperfect. Strong character and personality, solid set of morals, spiritually grounded, very laid back, very affectionate, consistent, driven, responsible, open minded, attentive... and I reciprocate what I'm given, without fail. Oh yeah, AND I'm like the funniest guy EVER! At least sometimes... ;o) I do have a really dry, sharp sense of humor. Sarcasm is an art form as far as I'm concerned. I guess you could say I'm an acquired taste... ;-)
I'm really looking to meet someone with depth and substance... someone who can talk for hours about everything and nothing, someone who truly wants to know and understand me vs someone who wants to know what I do or what I have before even learning who I am. Someone who isn't extremely sensitive or thin skinned either. Someone who keeps her word, and is willing to put the time into getting to know someone. Basically a woman that's in the race to win it... not just to say she ran.
Also, someone who knows that having an education doesn't guarantee intelligence; that status doesn't guarantee good character; that money is a tool, not a goal; that acceptance starts with the person in the mirror, not other people... I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the gist...