First and foremost, I am the father of three wonderful children. I am self-confident yet humble, intelligent, witty, genuine, and honest. I am quick to laugh and slow to anger, and am loyal to a fault. Everyone gets the benefit of the doubt from me until they give me a reason otherwise. I look for the positive in every situation, and strive to count my blessings instead of focusing on my problems. I love outdoor activities, live music of all sorts, and typically do something active (e.g., gym, hike, run, bike, aikido, play soccer) at least three times a week. I enjoy traveling to destinations both exotic and local, and like trying out new recipes with good company and a nice bottle of wine. I find it hard to sit down for long without becoming bored.
As for the qualities that I'm looking for in a companion, I'm hoping to meet a bright, energetic woman with diverse interests and a great sense of humor, someone who leads an active, healthy lifestyle, and who is equally comfortable in hiking boots, flip-flops, or heels. Actually, I'm not really THAT picky - if you've nice legs I will not care one bit about the shoes you wear! Kidding aside, we all know that physical attraction is important, but good communication, trust, and friendship are essential to a successful relationship too.
My goals with dating are to meet new people and to make new friends, but all with the intent to eventually meet and fall in love with my BEST friend - somebody who gets me, who knows my flaws and weaknesses yet still loves me in spite of them, and who is a continuous source of wonder to me and I to her. This woman will have a sense of adventure and a contagious smile, and it will feel as if we're engaging in one endless conversation. In short, I'm looking for the woman that I can't live without. If my profile resonates with you and you think we might be a good match, I'd be very interested in hearing from you!
Happy fishing to everyone ...
I like to give this some thought based upon what I know about my date, and every woman is different. In general, I prefer a casual, low-pressure approach where it's easy to talk, get to know each other better, and see if there's any chemistry.