In my spare time I like to hike and camp. I'm not big on fishing or hunting. I'm pretty easy going.
My ideal setting is around other people who can keep up with intellectual conversation. I enjoy getting to know people, no matter who they are or what walk of life they come from.
I don't enjoy the company of women who think that a relationship should be based completely around sex or romance. Logic and good conversation should play as big a part in a partner as lust and passion.
I also don't like women that think a layer of make-up and some perfume make them the hottest thing on the planet. If you really want to get my attention walk around without any make-up, in a ball cap and still look good and be confident.
I work with chemicals at a factory to make my weekly salary and write novels to make extra money on the side. I have better than a dozen tattoos. I work out frequently and keep myself in good shape. I am diabetic so I don't drink. I do not use any illicit drugs, but I do have several prescriptions related to my life-long diabetes. If you are afraid of needles you will not want to watch what I do after I eat.
My friends are composed primarily of women, some of whom I have dated in the past. I have only had one "rough" break-up in my history and that was when I was very young with a much older woman.
I'm kind of shy when it comes to intimacy unless there's a connection right away, so I prefer to go somewhere quiet and talk for awhile. A long walk, preferably a hike in nature. But anywhere we could get to know one another as people is fine.