If only we all had to pass thru a "Seinfeld review" so that all of our quirks and habits were detected too. :-)
We all want a fun relationship, nearly every profile says that. I do too. But the first step is that I want someone real and genuine, someone worthy of trust, someone who communicates well. It is hard to have much fun with someone where all of that is missing. So for me the first step is the good person and having a good relationship with romance, sharing life events, doing new things, and enjoying life. With the right person, a thousand things are better, and simple things can be great..
I don't expect you to have kids or to be kid-less either. No assumptions on my part. I am most interested in who you are and what the future holds.
I enjoy good wine (prefer dry red), several craft beers, some spirits. I used to hold a weekend job with a liquor store, so I have sampled a huge range of everything. But, there is rarely any alcohol in my house and what I have takes forever to be used up. It is definitely not a food group for me.
I have been a very involved daily dad, not just a weekend dad nor fair weather dad. I did absolutely everything for more than a decade (supervising homework, caring for sick days, doing teacher conferences, making pony tails, setting aside most of a personal life). Well, the youngest is 18 now and lives in a dorm. This is a different world than when she was 3 and with me only. I would not wish to change any of that, but the realistic trade-off has been a lot of Saturdays playing Uno or other game-night activities when they were little.
About baggage: everyone has something they are carrying, but I ask that you have it managed and not letting it manage you. I want someone old enough to know what matters and young enough to still have a long future ahead. I want someone with a solid moral and ethical foundation that will be compatible with mine. I do not need another parent figure for my kids, they have that already I want someone with the intelligence, humor, optimism, chemistry, affection, and heart to go forward with as a possible partner. In music I like classic rock the most. My kids are all very musical, so they have exposed me to a broader range, definitely. On tv the Big Bang Theory works well for me, even re-runs. My son got me started watching QI on BBC - a combination science quiz show and comedy.
I consider myself to be very open about people and accepting of different views very easily. That does not cause me to question my own views, I just accept that the boundaries that I expect to have are also present in everyone else.
If you have traveled in the States or overseas (or wish to), that is a plus. It has been many years but I have had some great travel opportunities. There is always another perspective, and getting away once in a while helps to get out of the rigid ways of thinking that we can all fall into. I work long weekdays with weekends largely open and kid-less. That was not always true but it is now.
For work? I have been in both the public and private sectors. Now I have a great job with a manufacturer outside of Wichita. I'm doing really cool stuff that usually sounds really boring when I describe it. :-) If you have read my profile this far, thank you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
If we leave the first date thinking "I want to know more", then it was good. The place and actual plan only help give that a chance to start.