Hey, why is it people post pictures where they're wearing sunglasses and you can't see their eyes? Is it just me or dies thart seem like it's defeating the purpose?
Me: I'm the father of 3 wonderful daughters, ages 10, 13 and 16, plus a Golden Retriever. I really enjoy being their father and if you're a parent you probably understand this. if you're also a parent you understand that it requires some commitment, but that said my time sharing them with their mother allows a lot of free time for developing a relationship with someone special.
Hmm, what can I say about myslef? Well I'd say I'm a positive person, an “every cloud has a silver lining” sort, patient (children teach you that), I'm practical, modest and self deprecating and have a good sense of humour and like to laugh. I'm well educated, a life long learner and think I'm intelligent and easy going, I try not to judge and know how fortunate I am to have experienced what I have in life. I'm creative (handy with my hands - I build things) and adventurous (travel, trying new things) and I believe balance in life is important. I like to be fit, I play hockey and go to the gym regularily (if you go to the gym maybe we can exercise a bit together!) and dabble in a variety of other sports. I enjoy the outdoors, cottaging, bicycling, scuba diving, tennis, water skiing, riding my motorcycle (it feels like my horse and I'm galloping through traffic), camping, movies, walks along the lake shore and I love to travel, often straying off the beaten path (I didn't start with the objective of 'keeping score', but last count I've had the fortune to work or travel in 76 different countries and have experienced some great and the occasional intriguing adventures). I'm mindful of our impact on the environment and believe we all have a part in minimizing this where we can.
Does that sound boring?
Well, I like to volunteer and coach a couple of my daughter's hockey teams and I once did 1 1/2 years volunteer work in Costa Rica and the Cdn Arctic in remote communities doing various projects (built a community cliinic, a bridge, community centre, schools) - it was one of the best experiences of my life! I generally like to be active (would you respect me if I spent time watching tv or on internet dating sites waiting to meet 'that woman who would change my life"? Ha, ha). If I didn't have responsibility for my daughters I'd likely be off somewhere on an adventure - Latin America, Southesast Asia, Australia, perhaps somewhere in the Pacific. I still do this on occasion, but generally for shorter durations.
If you'd describe yourself as someone who enjoys being active, but can also take it easy - share dinner together, relax and watch a movie I think we'd get along great! You'd also hopefully value personal fitness (it's simple to me, you limit yourself in what you can do if you're not in sufficient shape to enjoy doing it) be intelligent and educated, and above all, simply nice (being nice is ... well ... I think about the nicest attribute anyone can have). You have a warm and pretty smile that you hopefully show freely and often, a good sense of humour and you like to laugh but also are insightful enough to ponder life's meaning from time to time and share these reflections. You'd likely share my inquisitive sense and, like me, were somewhat adventurous and had some creative juices (whatever the form of creativity), you're reflective and self realized (you're self confident, yet eager to continue to grow) and you're looking for a partnership of equals where we share and do things together using our agreed upon respective strengths to our combined benefit.
So, what do you think? Do a few of the things I describe resonate with you? If you agree and if some of these might also describe you then I think we have some chemistry and I hope you'll consider saying hello, or will respond should I have said hello to you.
I wish you all the best in your search! Here's a little piece I read and I always keep in mind regarding dating: "Love is like a butterfly, the more you chase it the more it will elude you, but if you sit back, relax, or turn your attention to other things it will come and softly sit on your shoulder". I like that idea.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Probably best to keep it simple, low key. Maybe something like I pick you up in a chartered helicopter, we soar over Niagara Falls before landing on a roof top hotel to gain access to a private dining room where Sting is performing a private concert for just the two of us.
Oh! Too much like an episode of the Bachelor/Bachelorette? YES, I'd say so. Man, don't you think life has to be a real let-down after the couple hooks-up and they have to return to real life! Ha, ha!
Okay, how about a drink at a convenient location and a nice walk and some face-to-face time chatting and getting to know one another. We'll hold the helicopter for the second date (ha, ha!).