Its difficult to be a dreamer today. Everyone wants that security and that safety net. Dreaming is looked upon as superfluous and childish. I want someone who dares to dream, who dares to travel the road less traveled. Before great things are accomplished, great dreams must be envisioned, and I want someone capable of great things. I choose to forge my own path in life, and would prefer someone who understands that and seeks the same adventure and growth in life.
This whole online thing is strange, don't you think. All of us laying it on the line like its last call at a singles bar. But we get to be sober, and we don't feel the rejections, so I guess it can't be such a bad thing. Me - I like to try new things, especially if they make me uncomfortable. I tend to make new friends in almost any setting, just by being myself. I do tend to remain loyal to my true friends, whose loyalty and trust have been forged through helping each other succeed through some of life's greatest challenges, when society in general would rather see you fail.
Not looking for the perfect woman, gossamer wings have never been my style. However, if you have ever lived outside of Canada, climbed a mountain by yourself, written a song, or read any nonfiction book more than 7 times, we may have something to at least talk about. If you learned a new language not out of necessity, but to challenge yourself, I can admire that. If you define yourself not by what you see in the mirror, or the job you go to, but by how you challenge yourself every day, then I would find you interesting. If you have the combination of looks, experience, and curiosity of life to scare and intimidate me, then I am definitely interested.
I am usually reserved, and kind of shy, perhaps only because what I find important in life is not always what society keeps telling me I should. But I like to put a smile on a friendly face, and with a little prodding can be the life of the party.
Not really interested in your resume, I'm interested in who you are, not what you do. Knowing the difference is what would make you interesting (at least to me).
Although no man is an island, I am not unhappy and unfulfilled as a single man, but am always believing that there is more to be had from life. So lets start with a few words..... Slow is fine. Finding a good friend would be more than enough to make this whole exercise worthwhile. If there is a chemistry - even better...
Although I can appreciate that because this is a free service that there are a lot of games going on here, and that women especially are swamped with e-mails both genuine and not. I may message one or two of you just to pay you a compliment, but I am not here to play a bunch of ego games. If I do message you it will be once. If I have to chase you online, I then am forced to wonder what games I would have to play in the real world. I do not play games. I am completely honest and myself at all times, and am only interested in someone who can honestly say the same thing about themselves.
If you are simply looking for that bigger better deal, then please move on. I care nothing of that. When I see a Hummer driving down the road I just shake my head. There's a reason why its called "slaving away," and "worked to death." If you always need just "a little bit more" when it comes to material wealth, and have to impress people with what you have rather than who you are, then you wouldn't understand me anyway. Don't get me wrong, I do okay. However, I often say no to extra work and extra dollars simply because I really don't need them. Life is too short to waste it.
Good luck fishing, and try not to pollute the water.
"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive."
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
P.S. - I hate these adds that appear by profile pictures. Last time I looked at mine it had "Lonely?" in big red letters next to my pic. This gives the impression that I am really lonely (I am not). Its worse for ladies as often you get "Booty Call" and "hook-up now" messages next to yours. No wonder some people are mislead. Just my two cents worth.