So I read about a research study the other day that said 90% of people who use online dating sites lie about themselves in their profiles. Based on my experiences with Match over the years that statistic rings true. That’s disappointing, but I am in that 10% of truth tellers. I know those are just words, but as Maxwell says, “let’s not play the game.” I’m not interested in games or drama. I’m simply looking for that one special person. I’m not a big club guy and also think it’s not the best idea to approach random strangers based on their physical beauty (sometimes they crazy!). So, if people are being honest, match can be a great way to get more of a sense about a person before trying to make a connection. So let me tell you a bit about me. I’m going to be 40 at my next birthday, but most would say I look at least 5 years shy of that mark. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. Don’t do any drugs and never have. I generally don’t use profanity. These are all personal choices and I make no judgment of those who choose to engage in any of these practices. It’s just not my thing. I find it’s easier to tell the truth and deal with the outcome, then to try to keep track of lies. I’m a spiritual person, but I don’t subscribe to any religious faith. I was raised Baptist Christian and my values are somewhat reflective of that upbringing. I’m not tall, but wouldn’t say I’m short either (5’9” is statistically average). I’m in good but not great shape. I carry 185 pounds on a fairly athletic frame. I’m bald by choice, in that I choose to be bald rather than have a Stephen A. Smith hairline (google him if you don’t know who I’m talking about). I’m well educated and have what my friend calls the 3 Cs (car, crib, career). I rent an apartment, because I just moved here this past summer. My credit is fine. I don’t have any kids. Never been married, but have had a handful of serious relationships that could have evolved into marriage. The stars have just never all aligned for me. Timing can be a beast. I’m a romantic guy. In fact, Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday because it gives me a chance to go all out and show that special someone just how much I appreciate and value them. Speaking of value, what I value in a woman is her character more than anything else. Looks, or attraction, is important, but if that’s all there is, you, or rather we, don’t have much. I find that most of my guy friends appreciate women for what I call their “instrumental value.” She can cook or get down in the bedroom and that’s why they like her. If that’s all a woman has to offer, I’m not interested. I’m looking for someone who is thoughtful, kind, considerate, and fun. I’m looking for someone who can be my friend. If they can cook and have some intimate skill, that’s great. I’m multi-talented too. I’m looking for someone who wants to be in a relationship. Not someone who wants to be chased. I have very progressive views and believe that the responsibility for maintaining a relationship should rest equally on both participants’ shoulders. If you want to be with me and I want to be with you let’s be together. I want a woman who doesn’t need me to take her to the show, but might want me to go with her. That’s not to say I wouldn’t take her to a show, but it’s important that she has her own identity, knows what she wants and is able to take care of herself. I think I’m a good man and I’m just looking for one good woman. That’s some 100% honesty for you. If this sounds good to you, give me a wink or drop me a line.