I'm active, fit, fun and full of energy. Being outside in the warmer weather is something I can never get enough of. Mountain biking, hiking, outdoor events, music, and going to the beach are some of things I like to do "weather permitting". I'm not a couch potato and rarely watch television. I don't go to bars and find it really boring to be around drunk people. I enjoy intelligent stimulating conversation. I'm an avid reader "mostly books pertaining to spirituality, management, motivation and history". And, any book that makes me laugh.
Other than being in better physical condition than most people my age, I'm not that unique. I honor my commitments and take my role in a relationship seriously. I can usually communicate clearly whats on my mind and listen well to others. I believe that communication only works if a person can listen as well as they speak. I manage my money well, I live on less than I make, it's not hard. Right now I am working on a new business venture in the field I work in and I'm very passionate about my work and perusing my dream. I love my job!
The best way to describe a match for me is: Someone who has a relationship with the spiritual side of themselves and practices it, wants to be in a relationship but does not need to be in a relationship, we're best friends, maintains there physical well being with exercise and good eating habits, practices compassion, has goals and aspirations which are obtainable, values education, both formal and informal, likes to keep excitement and passion in the relationship, can bring the best out of me and allows me to bring the best out of them.
I have a warm heart and I'm careful who I share it with. Once I let someone in, I am very loyal and committed to them. I understand that love is both a noun and a verb. It takes work to keep that feeling alive and I am willing to do what ever it takes once those feelings arrive. I'm not looking for someone to make "just friends" with, I'm looking to fall in love with my best friend. I'm looking for Ms. Right, not Ms. Right Now. I'm not on here to learn how to become a better dater, I'm here to find a long term mate. I'm 45 years old, this whole process is a little awkward and I don't want to get trapped into the idea of learning how to date women. I am of the idea that I want to share my life with my lover and best friend. I realize that this will take time, I have the time and I'm looking forward to this part of the journey in my life.
I have been on this site a while and have met some interesting people. I decided to be as clear as I can in the description of myself and what I'm looking for. Much of the advice that is given on hear as well as other sites on how to, what to, what not to do, etc, has allowed me to get more dates with the ladies. I realized that the direction that is given to help get more dates is manipulative, vague and dishonest. Again, I'm not looking to JUST date girls and see where it goes. I'm here to find the one and only. My experience has also taught me that getting to know one another via emails and phone before we meet is a waste of time. If we do not have chemistry, some sort of strong sense of connection, we do not have what it takes to be in love with each other. The only way to tell if that connection is there is to meet. So, read my profile thoroughly before you decide you want to meet. Of course I will do the same.
ONE MUST....you must be currently active in a daily fitness routine and be physically fit!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Coffee Shop, Lunch, a Bike Ride, something simple and quick. If we connect, we can talk about doing something fun later. :)