For most of my divorced life, I was a parent with full custody. During that time, my sole focus was on raising my daughter, and managing a career through an unstable economic climate in Silicon Valley. Despite the fact that it was practically all I had the time and energy for I gave dating a fair shot.
Today my daughter is older, independent, and has a very full life of her own. The custody split is also quite different. With each passing year, I am finding myself with more and more free time. Taking full advantage of that time has been a primary interest of mine. Enjoying that time with someone special and building a long term relationship is of greater interest than ever before.
As for what I’m looking for, it starts with someone who is confident to make the first move. Winks, likes, and single sentence emails don't count. It's the effort that stands out.
Aside from the basics like onesty, respect, etc. I'm looking to make some new memories - Experiences. The Bay Area has so much to offer. You could literally do something different every day and not even encounter all the possibilities. My range of personal interests span from outdoor activities; music and arts; sporting events; food and wine; home and garden; to community involvement. Just think of all the experiences we could share together.
Since Match.com doesn't have a section titled "Availability", I'm adding my own. Any single parent with children, will understand.
1st Friday - Sunday
3rd Friday - Sunday
and every Friday after work in between...
Occassionally I have free time during the week and on the weekends I'm with my daughter, but it occurs with little notice. Between work and school, week days can be challenging. I'm not opposed to the idea of getting a babysitter for a couple hours on the weekends - just as long as it doesn't become something that's expected all the time.