Update: Heading out of the country for a couple of months in mid-February . . . Going to explore more of South East Asia. :-)
Here's the truth:
I recently read a profile (she was from another State) online where the words were so profound, that I was inspired to change the first few paragraphs (my own words) of my profile. Her words touched my heart and perhaps more important, spoke eloquently of the feelings and emotions I have felt with regard to wanting someone in my own life. To wit . . .
I am tired of living my life alone. No artifice, no act - this is how I really feel. I want to be connected to my "one and only" and have her feel the same about me. I don't mean this in a clingy way, but where you actually understand each other and where you feel free to express needs and know they will be mutually met.
Most men wont reveal that they are lonely. They will put up a facade of how "full" their life is. I also know that most men will go on and on about how they love to attend sporting events, hike, snow ski, SCUBA dive, and travel . . . Occasionally, I like to do all those things as well, but I am tired of doing them alone or with a friend. Don't misunderstand me - I am a happy person, but life would be so much better with someone to join me on my (our) journey. I am here to fulfill this part of me that has healed from the past and is more than ready to move forward! I am ready and willing to share my life with a partner, where we discuss all the good and the bad; and discover the things we have in common and celebrate the things where we differ. As corny or cliche as this may sound - I want to fall in love again!
What I have been doing the last 1-2 years:
In 2013, I took a 5 month round the world (RTW) back pack trip, where I visited 10 countries. I did a similar 3 month plus trip - exploring Central and South America in 2012, and had a blast doing both. Heading to Vietnam (and possibly Laos and Cambodia) on Feb. 11th for almost 2 months. I've blogged about these adventures:
Feel free to check it out, because it will probably give you more info about me than this small box. I would say that travel and volunteering my time to help others, are probably my 2 biggest passions.
I can be clownish and joking, but there is also duality in my personality, as I can be quite introspective. If you're looking for someone who is far from perfect; somewhat eclectic and eccentric; has been a bad boy once upon a time; but today recognizes that "a life unexamined, is a life not much worth living" (that Socrates cat), then give me a shout. By the by, there are possible EXCEPTIONS to everything I have written here. I try to be open minded and flexible in everything I do. Consequently, putting a few paragraphs in a box doesn't define me, nor do I expect it to define you. Cheers!
A first meeting isn't a "date," but an opportunity to determine if we both want to go on a real date. Something low-key like coffee and/or a walk is always a good way to meet. A number of women have told me that they literally receive dozens of email from males. I get it that the odds are likely long that I might get lost in the shuffle. However, I think I am unique and worth it, thus I'm not part of the proverbial herd and I rarely contact anyone first (so if I add you as a favorite or do contact you, I'm intrigued/interested).
I am attracted to thin/athletic women. Please have a passport. I am 57, have wrinkles, and have no idea if I look my age. In short, you be the judge. However, I feel young and try to keep in shape. Most of my pictures are recent. Please ensure your pictures are too. Friends (men and women) tell me that one of the most significant issues in dating, is that women and men are less than truthful about their physique. From personal experience, I agree. Please be honest about this in your profile. Lastly, I'm also hesitant about doing a long distance relationship (e.g., Colorado Springs, Boulder, etc.) and need more to hold than a phone. Good luck on your search!