Looking for down to earth friends - people who care enough about nature to spend a good amount of time in it.
My friends say I'm insightfull, easy on the eyes, caring, fun, witty. I've been known to give a comedy show at parties - it's fun to watch people rolling on the floor laughing. I really enjoy helping people into a laugh - nothing more enjoyable than seeing my kids/friends/family partaking in some good healthy laughter.
I have my serious side.. I own my own company, and am partners in a few others. I also have kids who are nearly grown and I have to stay active in their lives. Just be aware that I'm ambitious... I try not to let work get in the way of personal life, but honestly sometimes it does - trust me I always make up for it :)
I do allot of charity work too - If your into that sort of thing, I have allot of friends that know how to make a good adventuresome time of it. My favorite charities - toys for tots, backstoppers, bikers for babies (no I'm not a biker but I would be if my kids would let me :)...
Perfect first date for me is a situation where we can both go as friends, no expectations - to a function or event with one of our groups of friends... something like a float trip, night at a bar, friends birthday party - just something low pressure where it's possible to open up and show each other who we are. If there is a connection, or raw attraction, or interesting subject we get into - then we dive off somewhere and chat one on one - at quiet food or drink establishment, a park, hiking trail - whatever is available and agreeable. Hopefully the night would end with at least a new friend, or better yet something more to explore and a good night kiss.