Well if you're reading this that means something in my profile has caught your eye, so for that I say thanks! However, I have found that finding quality people you are compatible with on pof is much easier said than done. Frankly I've become pretty disillusioned that I will EVER meet anyone I'm even remotely compatible with on pof (most of whom are looking for shallow relationships or a one night stand, NOT my definition of a worthwhile relationship!)... so as you shall see my approach is going to be a little different than most other guys, (which I think is probably a good thing from what I've read in many gals' profiles about what some guys say in their first contacts, are there really people out there who think that the way to a woman's heart is to start by messaging crass sexual comments to someone they don't even know? Eww!) Well you won't have to worry about that with me; for one, I am a gentleman who still believes in opening the door for my date; for two, I am a Christian. BUT WARNING, I am a conservative and enjoy stimulating conversations about law, politics, and various issues of the day, (hey, it's what I do! lol). Some might even say I am "opinionated," (and that's the polite way of saying it!). I watch Fox News, don't tell "white lies," do not make excuses for others (or myself), and do not need anyone's permission to make decisions in my life. In short, I am the political antithesis to what is "politically correct."
Just to be clear, I am somewhat "old fashioned" in my views on relationships, believe in the bible word for word, and no, I don't feel sorry for the Boston Bombers! (So if you're an atheist or bleeding heart liberal who blames America for the Muslim jihadists intent on destroying our civilization PLEASE DON'T WASTE EITHER OF OUR TIMES!) That's not to say I don't have any "liberal" friends, because I do, and have no problem getting along with them or having (limited) dialogue on things we disagree on, (as long as it remains civil). However, continually arguing over political/social issues with my significant other is an altogether 'nother matter.
Thus having said, I am NOT looking for a "carbon copy" of myself, (for then I wouldn't need a partner to complement my own gifts and, just as the mythological figure Narcissus-- from whom we get our word narcissist-- could just "fall in love" with myself, lol!) To the contrary, I am not afraid of being respectfully challenged in my own positions, (or defending them!) because I believe if you can't defend what you say you believe or know why you believe it then that is a sure sign that you need to rethink what you believe! And while my opinion on something may make you laugh, disagree, or, perhaps even think, (now wouldn't that be terrible?!), I can promise you I won't leave you bored! Basically I am an educated, well-rounded and well-read guy with an "analytical" and a "creative" side and independent views with a bigheart to share with the right girl.
Phew! So now that I got the "political" disclaimers out of the way, lol, a little more about me:
I am a bargain shopper, like to travel and never meet a stranger, (only friends I haven't made yet!). I love cards and board games, (game night at my house is always a favorite!) sing in the shower, and enjoy art in all its forms, (including theatre, opera, ballet, etc.). I am also often the "life of the party," (so if you're a couch potato who doesn't like going out or gets nervous at the thought of talking to strangers, even with someone else with you, then I might not be your cup of tea!).
I rarely eat fried food, enjoy jokes and sophisticated humor such as punnery, (which I am quite good at btw), and am a bit of a prankster, (get that from my grandfather on my mother's side!) I also am a very good and at times intense debater as well as a bit of a smarty pants with friendly sarcasm as appropriate, so the one for me would at least have to appreciate that part of me (and tease back without taking it too seriously or turning to that nasty cutting kind of sarcasm, which is NOT fun!) In short, if you can't deal with a little friendly ribbing or being challenged in your assumptions on occasion (all good natured and in the pursuit of truth of course!), then, again, we would probably not be a very good match.
I like to sing, play on my guitar or any drum set within commandeering distance, and enjoy laughing on regular occasion, (especially at myself and “intelligent humor” of all kinds, nothing better than a good pun or some playfully sarcastic verbal banter, as above mentioned), and am frequently reminded by life why I am not God, (oftentimes the occasion for the aforementioned laughter at myself! lol). In fact, I've been told I have a good sense of humor, (but I'll let you be the judge of that!). Honestly, I don't know how people can go through life without it, (and were we to hit it off my goal would be to make you break into laughter, (or at least a smile!) multiple times a day!)
And while I like to be active & prefer going out to staying in, in the right weather and with the right company ;) I enjoy cuddling up to a good movie, (especially classics, political thrillers or tasteful comedies), walks in the moonlight along a beach, quiet times gazing at the stars, watching the sun go down, and just "family time" with my or my significant others' kids (who for some strange reason usually love me). I also love the "simple things" in life like animals & nature & am partial to wondering at the marvels of the universe God made, (which to some may seem contradictory, but not to me, nor, apparently to others more learned than I, read “Darwin's Black Box” or “The Case for a Creator” to understand the science, yes there IS a scientific basis 4 creation!).
I also believe in herbal supplements and healthy living and the healing power of touch, and accordingly enjoy the warmth of that sweet intimacy between two people who have learned to “talk without speaking," (yes, I'm a bit of a romantic, it's gotten me in trouble on occasion but something I hope my soulmate understands!), & lesser forms of contact such as a light touch on the arm as you pass in the hall, regular backrubs, and kisses hello and goodbye, which imho is not optional but as critical as good communication, (something I have learned is essential in a relationship!).
Finally, it goes without saying that as a musician I am immensely fond of music of all kinds, (except misogynistic rap and death metal or “screamo"), and almost always have a cd or the radio on, (usually tuned to klove.com ). I especially love live music, which means in the summer you might find me attending a jazz “concert in the park” as easily as camping out at a multi-day Christian rock festival, (the big one is in PA., check out creationfest.com ).
Intrigued? If so, don't be bashful; take the bull by the horns & drop me a line!