Explanation of my headline: "Men don't understand the 'friends first' concept." Men don't date their friends. This is a DATING SITE. Men date women they have romantic interest in. When a woman tells us she wants to be our friend, we assume no romantic interest on her part and that we should move on. We understand that friendship is an important part of a romantic relationship, but "friends first" is a foreign concept to us
l'm a professional who understands the importance of a balanced life...work, play and spirituality. My office is located in downtown Houston. I've been divorced for nine years and have no children...although I think kids are great! I'm very close with my 19 year old nephew and 16 year old niece. I'm an open book. It is my nature to be a gentleman, romantic, loving, tender, passionate, enthusiastic and a little mischievous (but in a fun way). I prefer seeing just one woman at a time rather than dating many. In fact, I'm hoping that this internet dating thing will lead to a permanent relationship. It seems that many people on internet dating sites get caught up in what I call the "kid in a candy store syndrome". It's difficult to focus on any one person...or even give a person a chance who is sincere about wanting to be in a relationship. The distraction of corresponding with so many people just seems to be one of the pitfalls of this method of meeting and really getting to know someone special. You'd think with all the choices this forum provides that it would be easy to find that special someone, but I think that just the opposite is true. I prefer to be in a relationship...a permanent relationship.
I am looking for an attractive (to me) and passionate woman with a positive outlook on life and her career. She is full of LIFE not herself! She has a great sense of humor and can laugh at herself. She is compassionate as well as passionate, loving and not afraid to be loved back as a result of past heartache. She is sensitive, supportive and will be my best friend. She is romantic and appreciates my romantic side. She wants a friend and a life partner that she can trust above all else. She wants to teach me things and be open to me teaching her too. She loves both the giving and receiving in a relationship and seriously wants that to last beyond the initial infatuation!
Anything else you'd like to know, please ask.
I think that we should skip the obligatory romantic walk on the beach. I'm afraid if we go to the beach it will be full of people from internet dating trying to "live life to the fullest". (Actually, I love the beach and anything having to do with water.)
I borrowed this quote from another profile, because I think it is very profound: "People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." ~Damon~
A line from the movie Spanglish that I think is priceless: "Lately your low self-esteem is just good common sense." Cloris Leachman's character talking to her daughter.
I think we all can agree that endless first dates is for the birds!! The only reason I'm on a personals site is that the chances are probably pretty slim that the love of my life is going to knock at my front door. However, I've read that the chances of finding love are also pretty slim through internet dating. I have this irrational fear of being 70 sumpthin' years old, alone, sitting on my couch with a shawl draped over my shoulders, a cat in my lap, and working a crossword puzzle with a magnifying glass...and trying to remember if I took my pills that day!!!
I guess this is what I'm hoping for: I'm hoping against hope that when our paths cross she'll find me so irresistable that she'll pack up all her worldly belongings and run to my open arms. You know...like those couples in movies who run to each other in slow motion...he picks her up as they embrace and swings her around twice...then he gently lowers her to her feet and they kiss. THE END...FADE TO BLACK. CUT...PRINT...That's a take!!
It's tough being a hopeless romantic in a cynical world...
PLEASE...SOMEBODY GET ME OFF THIS SITE!!!