I'm not an emotional mushy guy, I would say I'm a mans man, but I was raised by my amazing mother so I can't be all bad. I spent 10 years in the Marines and before that I was training to be a chef while training for body building. I still lift like I'm in training and its a big part of my life (not my whole life) I love being outdoors but have been known to watch back to back movies with a bowl of mint chocolate chip. I'm not looking to fall in love right away, I know if it happens it happens but it usually takes time. I am not looking for a fixer upper and I don't want to be someones project. She should already be self sufficient and not need a man but want one. I'm not going to drag you to the gym or tell you not to eat fast food. I hate writing this because it makes me sound like a jerk but I know what I want and it wont work out with someone that is controlling or lazy. I'm ok with kids, I have two of my own. I would really like to be with a woman that knows she's sexy (not sleezy) and dresses the part when we go out. Hey I like sweats at home too. I don't mind "high maintenance" but there is a limit. Three hours to get ready is a little excessive, even for a diva/princess. When I give a gift it should be appriciated, how much it costs is not important (that goes both ways). I prefer a woman that can have a good time with out having the whole day planned out, but not a passive woman that depends on her man to make all the arrangements. One last thing...I need a woman that doesn't mind being touched (alot) so if you have your personal bubble up all the time, I'll pop it! If your a hard core liberal we probably will butt heads on political issues. I'm an American aand I fought hard for my freedoms and some of my friends have paid the ultimate sacrifice for you and I to enjoy them. That doesn't mean I'm brainwashed, just proud.