***Not Looking For, Or Wanting A Relationship Right Now***
This profile, and my attitude, no it's not for everyone. And neither am I.
So stop crying that's it's too long, if you can't read it, then obviously you need to skip right on over me and don't email me based on my pictures only.
Consider this my alligator filled moat.
You will never see the flowers on the other side of the wall if you can't deal with a few reptiles and some water.
I just had to put an age minimum on my email for the first time due to some guys that need to do a lot of growing up. So, for the few truly good ones, sorry that the rest are making your experiences on this site as a whole more difficult.
You want to talk, email. I'm OK with hit and run emails.
I have read some interesting profiles but can't even compliment the awesomeness due to mileage restrictions on the profile.
I had spinal surgery in the end of June, and thanks to the power of electricity running through my spinal column, I'm able to walk again... slowly. But it's progress.
Right now going to doctor appointments is pretty much what I do in my 'free' time. I'm not interested in making anything more complicated than it already is.
I am not a native to the area and once my youngest graduates high school (I've got six more years), I don't plan on staying here. I'm not looking for a reason to stay here. I am here because I refuse to bounce my kids around. I'll use this time to research were I want to go next; alone or with someone, it does not matter to me at this point. It's all an adventure. Maybe when I'm out of pain I'll look at this differently. I've already had this profile up here for over five years as it is already. I won't rush or settle. Even snails get where they want to go eventually. And they take in the sights as well.
I've been on my own with my kids for over eleven years, officially divorced ten years (just married and divorced the one time). I'm not hung up on any ex or looking for anyone to support me. I'm not into bars or partying and have no tolerance for drug use. Yes, I include pot in there.
I don't care what your argument for it is. I'm allergic to it and don't want it anywhere near me. The whole "won't smoke around you" thing doesn't work either. Kinda like wool.... I'm allergic to that too. If a sweater is only 10% wool it doesn't mean I'm 90% less likely to break out in an itchy rash.
Regarding the Undecided/Open on "Wants Kids"... I absolutely do NOT want, and can't have, any more bio kids. But I don't mind if someone has kids or grand kids. Clear as mud?
What is the "smokes occasionally" thing? Either you do or you don't. The only time I smoked was when I accidentally set my hair on fire, twice. Not a fan of it, either way.
I'm not into organized religion. I've declared Pastafarianism as my religion on the Boy Scout forms because they require a 'belief in a higher power' (Bonus! I pass background checks.) And every year after I work the Day Camp I tell them that I'm still thinking about what felony I will commit that will get me out of it the next year with just a slap on the wrist for first time offenders. ;-)
Anyway... I don't need to go to a specific building to be considered a good person. My moral compass works just fine with out it. So if you are looking for someone to sit in a church pew with you every week, it's not me. I'm not an atheist, just not into what organized religion tries to cram down my throat or in my bed. I will not be converted and if there is a hell, I'm already living in it. So back off and let me 'burn'. Go 'save' someone else.
It seems a lot of people want to know if I'm for UofL or UK. Honestly, I don't care about either one. I didn't attend either school so why should I care? I barely own more than a handful of things with the logo of the University I got my two degrees at.
I've seen quite a few "must have a photo to contact this user" on profiles with out photos themselves. Not private photos, but NO photos. Really? Do these people understand what the word hypocrite means, and how it applies to them?
And the 20 year old pics? Yeah. You keep telling yourself you look the same. You know what. I still fit in the same earrings I wore when I was in high school. And damn I look amazing in them. :-) But I still look DIFFERENT! They really are awesome earrings, little silver roses (yeah I'm one of the few that dislikes gold.)
I read both male and female profiles on here. It's not easy pickings for either gender... unless it's for comedy... like when someone says they are intelligent, but spells it wrong.
If your profile consists of "ask me" (No, a lot of people won't because you haven't given reason enough to care to ask you a single thing)
or the lame ass excuse "if I put it all in here what would we talk about" (That implies you are boring as hell if it can all be crammed in this tiny box.)
Go hit the edit button and think of something a bit more original. Think of it as an interview. You are trying to sell yourself.
Well, in my case, I am trying to be off putting because I'm not looking to date and have said so repeatedly. But some people can't read, or don't think it applies to them.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm not looking to date right now. Just seeing if there is any intelligent life out there. (Apparently not so far.. come on people, spell check is free!)
My kids are with me all the time (I don't get the every other weekend free like I'm supposed to. Never have, and won't hold my breath on that ever happening either.)
With kids, animals, volunteering, meetings, life in general I'm already pretty busy.
You (general you) would have to be pretty damn patient to deal with that.
And from what I've experienced, that just doesn't exist (intelligence in this area, or patience in general.)
So... nope... not even going to attempt to date. Wouldn't be fair to anyone.
Or how about a beach answer, they seem to be popular here in Kentucky... where there are NO BEACHES!!
A lake shore line is NOT a beach. The beach is something you find by an ocean. I haven't lived close to an ocean in 20 years now, but I still know what a beach is.
Everyone puts stupid predetermined first date ideas here. This whole section is stupid.
If you *actually* do the cookie cutter date thing; you should be dunked in milk until you drown. Yeah, harsh, but YKWIM.