I'm here with the lofty goal of finding a woman with whom I enjoy spending lots of time, think about frequently, and respect.
Surely those of us who are here in good faith are all looking for the same thing: the opportunity to meet a nice person with whom we are compatible in at least some way, and who we want to see in person.
I've found it difficult to get a good sense of many of the women on this site. All of us love our family, enjoy good company, laughing, a fine meal, stimulating conversation, and travel to interesting locations; we declare as much in our profiles. I've yet to read a profile professing dislike of any of these things. We all post the photos we believe are most attractive and compose profiles reflective of either our actual or desired lifestyle. Nothing wrong with self-promotion. The challenge, though, is discerning what a person is really like, beyond photos and declared interests.
I believe we should be sure for our own sake at least that we present ourselves honestly. Doing otherwise can lead to disappointment. Personally I see no advantage to embellishing or shading a profile.
Then there's the issue of initiating contact . Winks, emails, favorites are easy to interpret. Profile views are a different matter. Does a profile view suggest interest or mild curiosity? Do women always expect the man to initiate contact? I browse profiles at times with no intent for follow up, so I imagine women do the same. Nevertheless, I suspect that uncertainly about whether we measure up compared to the person we see in a profile has stifled interaction that might prove satisfactory to both parties.
I value honesty, open communication, patience and affection, and reciprocate with the same. Tolerance and kindness are important to me.
I strive to take care of myself emotionally, spiritually and physically.
I enjoy cultural activities, art, music, going to parks, picnics, day trips. I know a lot of people in the area are college football fans, but my interest in watching or attending sporting events is limited to going to a Braves game once or twice a season. I do, however, very much enjoy physical activity, including swimming, bike riding, hiking. I'm a desirable mixed doubles partner in tennis, as I don't hog the ball, or get agitated or angry if the ball bounces in an unfortunate way.
My political and spiritual views are well-considered, but these are personal things and I accept and respect other people's views.
Work is important to me. I have responsibilities to myself and my children. Plus, I enjoy achievement and the intellectual aspects of work.
My family is important to me, and I hope your family is important to you.
I encourage my mate to have outside interests and friends. This does not cause me any anxiety.
If you've read this far, I appreciate your kind attention.