I'm not sure this is the way to meet someone but I'm willing to give it a shot! I'm 48, 6'2", live in Cary, NC, have an undergrad and graduate degree from Northwestern Univ (played college baseball and basketball there), have 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys) and have been single for 6 years. I've lived in Cary for 12 years now but grew up in Ohio and have spent time in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, OR before moving here.
I think of myself as an optimist with a kind heart. I'm pretty much a glass half full person and try to give people the benefit of the doubt rather than being negative and judgmental (at least that?s how my parents raised me and how I?m trying to raise my kids). I am not a fan of negative or cynical people and believe if you have lost hope then you have pretty much lost your love for life. But if you have a passion for life, are spontaneous, and treat people with genuine kindness and caring then we are probably a good fit!
I love food! I like to go out for a nice dinner and a bottle of wine but also enjoy watching the Food Network (yes I admit it! :-) so would like to learn to cook more someday. Also enjoy the Travel Channel and love the idea of traveling and exploring different cultures through their food - although I'm not that adventurous with exotic foods!! :-) Love to go out and have a good time and even dance! I love my kids dearly. Athletics have always been a huge part of my life so I still try to stay active and in good shape and of course all my kids are involved as well - baseball, ice hockey, basketball, football, soccer and golf (which is my passion these days!).
I love to travel! Favorite Hot Spots? Well here are some of the places where I have traveled - Paris, Italy, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hawaii (Maui, Oahu, Kauai), Tahiti, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, Cabo, Puerto Rico. Have also traveled the US extensively and lived in San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Chicago (lived in Lincoln Park for 2 years which I loved!), grew up in Ohio (great place to grow up - parents taught me good midwestern values and a strong faith) but wouldn't want to go back there to live! :-).
I love music! (all types really but love singing with my kids in the car to Hits 1 on Sirrius, rock, RB, some rap!). Also love 80's, classic rock, alternative and some jazz when I'm in the mood (have a little Pat Methany on the iPod that I listen to from time to time!). I've also become a Hootie and Blowfish and Darius Rucker fan as my company sponsors his golf tournament (Monday after the Masters) every year in North Myrtle Beach - great time! Has also made me appreciate country a bit more too!