I'm just going to tell it like it is. I am the kind of guy who likes to have fun and doesn't care what other people think when I'm out and about. I like to talk to people with a genuine sense and actually like to hold a conversation instead of keeping things small and short. I feel that the more you put out there, the more people will realize who you really are. I am a little reserved but at the same time I am not afraid to open up and be silly if I am within my comfort zone. I am not a perfect person and I know no one is so I don't like being judgmental. I have done online dating for a while off and on in the past and have tried other sites. And most of the women that are worth talking to either live too far away, don't have much free time, or have really high standards it seems like. I like to take things slow in the beginning and not treat it as if we've been together for a year after a few dates.
I am Sicilian, Scottish, and English. I come from a music loving, animal loving, and tradition following type of family. I have a dual degree in Communications and Marketing from Akron. I love my Zips and am a loyal fan, follower, and friend of Zips basketball. College basketball and baseball are my favorite sports. I am a big music junkie as friends and family would say. I have an open mind towards music and appreciate a lot from 40's big band and 50's rock and roll to music of today. But 80's pop and 90's alternative tickle my fancy the most. I like to travel and wish to travel more. I am a big fan of food and restaurants and always like to try new ones. I cook for a living and watch the Food Network and TLC frequently. I like going to the movies, hearing live music, going to sporting events, art festivals, and museums as well. I have lived in Cleveland all my life and am well familiar with it geographically. I am an easy going guy and always believed in it's all about who you are with to make fun out of it.
I would like to find someone who was actually raised to be a lady as well as a woman. I am not really into women who are negative all the time, don't care about what they say or how they carry or present themselves, don't take care of themselves (being healthy, having good hygiene), are fake and ask for attention, drink a lot of alcohol, aren't somewhat educated, etc. I like women who have natural beauty and are proud of it. I want to find someone who brings out the best in me. If I find someone worth dating and is worth my time, I will make sure to bring out the best in them because that's the type of person I am. I like women who like to go out but don't mind staying in as well. I like women who are close with their family and would know how to act around mine. When in a relationship, I like to put my heart and passion into it. I haven't really had any "real" relationships in the past because I end up meeting the wrong women. I am Catholic and would like to find someone who is Christian and is somewhat active with their faith. I want to find someone who has some common interests with me as it makes for better conversation.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something in a social setting, that way it's more conversation rather than an on-going interview. But really it's what you make of it that counts ;-)