My number 1 hobby is reading. I prefer history, and biographies. My taste in fiction runs to Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn,and John Sandford,but my guilty pleasure is Louis Lamour westerns.
My second hobby is golf. I love the game, and stepping on a beautiful course with family or friends,especially early in the morning. I would love to find a lady to play golf with.
I am very family oriented and love spending time with them. I would never resent a lady for spending time with her family.
I also enjoy being alone with a woman. I like taking trips together and sneaking off to be alone.
I love a lady, a real lady, not just a woman with all the nice public manners but one who also has grace and a good heart...that doesn't mean I am a stiff shirt, I like cutting up with the best of them, and a little flirting doesn't hurt... I would love to find a woman who enjoys being spoiled... I love doing little things for a woman to show I care, but I also appreciate a woman who can take care of herself.
A sense of humor is essential. I love to laugh, and i don't care for grumpy people...Don't mean to preach, but integrity is a must, and no game playing. It's just plain dishonest... Most people who meet me would consider me friendly. My cousin once said that everywhere he goes with me I have friend's. I am proud of that.
I try to dress neatly,and to fit the occasion... I consider myself a gentleman,but I am no prude. I can enjoy a good joke as well as anyone.
My ideal romantic getaway would be a cabin in the mountains, with cool weather, rain softly falling,and no one around but the 2 of us.I am very affecionate as my screen name suggests,I like holding hands,and putting my arm around a woman, just to give her a hug for no reason. I like it when our eyes meet in public and I know she wants me to kiss her. I am no stranger to a kitchen, I love to mix up different things, and create new meals. I love music, including classic rock and country, but my nieces get a big kick out of me trying to dance to their music with them. I would love to find a woman to take dance lessons with, or maybe teach me new steps.
One other thing I would like to point out is that I love children, and they love me. I have messages on my voice mail from 10 years ago from my nieces and nephews, telling me about school or sports experiences. Yes I am very sentimental, and deeply treasure them wanting to share these with me,that's why I can't bring myself to erase them. So I am not adverse to children still being at home. I am very young at heart and don't mind young people.
Well that's it. I tried to tell about myself,and yes it was long...
First date could be meeting for coffee or a drink,if you would prefer that, not much of a drinker myself, but i don't mind other's doing it, i could have a coke or iced tea... Or lunch or dinner if the lady prefer's.This has to make a woman a little nervous meeting for the first time, so whatever makes her comfortable,and allow,s us to get to know each other.even meeting in a park and taking a walk together would be ok.