My friends and family would describe me as selfless, giving, intelligent, fun, sarcastic, and empathetic. While I can certainly be a planner and must be while leading my organization, I prefer spontaneity. I have a core group of friends that enjoy going taking our cars to the race track and indulging in several different types of food. I am the kind of person that will drive 2 hours on a weekday to enjoy a special meal simply because the person I love or I are craving it. I enjoy travelling, whether it be the aformentioned two hour drive, a weekend drive up North, a semi annual visit to the East Coast, or a trip to Europe. I am in Chicago on business 2-3 times per year and typically turn that into a personal vacation after business is settled.
I have an 11 year old daughter that is with me exactly 1/2 of the time and she is an integral part of my life. Sometimes dating can be difficult because when she is with me and until I am confident that a relationship is has an excellent chance of progressing to a serious level, I insulate her from my anyone I may be spending time with.
I am responible financially, but I spend money on those I love as well as myself because I embrace life, so if saving every dime at the expense of the present is more important to you, then I am not the guy for you.
My most valued traits in myself and someone I would be interested in dating are integrity, honesty and being affectionate. I am very affectionate in a relationship and indulge in "moderate" PDA. By moderate I mean, I will always being holding your hand, touching your neck, or have a finger in a belt loop on your jeans. Being with someone who reciprocates is very important to me.
My favorite things to do are spending time with friends and those I love, hiking and fishing in Mammoth, playing basketball, coaching my daughters sports teams, working on my car, travelling, meeting new people, and trying new things.