One grandmother was 1/2 Apache, and the other grandmother was 1/2 Scottish, and 1/2 Irish, and from my grandfathers' sides there was English, Cherokee, French, and Dutch; therefore I am of mixed ancestry.
I am looking for friendship first, but not oppose to that friendship turning into a relationship if it's meant to be. I am in no hurry, so I am willing to wait as long as it takes until that happens. I think that not being in a relationship is far better than being in an incompatible relationship.
My personality style is E-N-F/T-P. I am right brain dominant, yet mostly right handed, and very artistic.
I am a person who constantly comes up with very inventive, creative ideas, but I'm not real well organized so I need help in the area of the structure, and implementation of said ideas.
While people in our lives may come and go, I am not interested in any deliberate transitory romantic relationships. I take my role as a single parent of my now nearly adult children, and all that goes with that very seriously. Regarding the question of "wants kids": Although 2 of my children live on their own, -I have 4, since one of my son's is adopted-. 2 of my children still live at home with me. One is still in high school, and the other one works outside the home. I've always really loved children, but I won't be giving birth to any more.
I really love people, and I enjoy diverse groups of people where I am learning about a wide variety of different cultures. I am also interested theology, escatology, history, and learning more about ancient civilizations, and cultures. I enjoy communicating with caring people who do volunteer work who truly care about making a profound difference in the lives others around them.
I am a practicing Christian, and I would be seeking the same in a long term relationship. I tend to be more spiritual than religious, but I also believe that the two paths are undeniably connected. I am pacifist by nature, so I have a profound interest in peace. I am oppose to this war, and the reasons behind it, but I also believe in being supportive of our soldiers who are over there fighting, and sometimes dying as they seek to follow after their own respective paths.
I believe in Ecumenical association, and fellowship with other believers, and I have some friends who are liberal reconstruct Jews, lots of friends who are Messianic Jews who embrace Jesus as the Messiah, pacifist Friends who are Mennonites, & Quakers, Independent as well as organized Pentecostals, and a vast assortment of Inter-denominational & non-denominational Christians. Some of my friends that I hang out with are Methodists, Adventists, Lutherans, Charsimatic Catholics, and Catholics. I would be intrigued to hear news of men who volunteer their time for the good of others and are thus willing to be kind, caring, and giving of themselves for others - even relative strangers-.
I really enjoy hanging out with musicians, artists and nerdy, geek-like people who also enjoy in depth two-way communications. I really enjoy talking, however; I also do not like to be the only one talking, and that is why I changed my mail setting to require more that just a simple phrase like "Hi! How are ya?", because at that rate it would take forever to get to know someone.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
On line for a while as we are getting to know each other, and then meet in a comfortable yet public places at first, and I also think that the beginning of any friendship, and especially one that could have the potential to become long term should allow enough time for MUTUAL exchanges of communication. Please recognize, and respect the fact that if I'm almost exclusively the only one communicating to you about who I am, then it stands to reason that I'm not getting to know who you are nearly well enough with such a unbalanced kind of nearly one way communication to want to meet you face to face no matter how nice of a guy you are in actuality. After all I would have absolutely no idea of those facts without communications from you (about you, and who you are) over time to that effect.
I will not make plans to meet anyone who does not speak about himself, or who speaks evasively about himself, because that is not indicative of the honest character that I would be seeking to meet in the long run.
It takes both people communicating with mutual effort and verbal exchange over time to truly get to know one another.