I have to admit that I was a little hesitant about joining an on-line dating service but nothing ventured, nothing gained. So here we go. I am 52 years young and have been self employed for 30 years. My one true love is the ocean. I starting surfing when I was very young but have become totally addicted to stand up paddle boarding. Even with work I make into the water at least 4 times per week. I have a love for life and just being happy. Life is just to short to be sad. I am a caring and copassionate man that has a serious romantic side to him. I'm hoping to share that side of me someday with that special person that I know is out there somewhere. If you asked my friends about me they would say that I am a very honest and reliable friend that would go out of his way to help at any time. If a person is willing to try and help themself I would bend over backwards to lend a helping hand.