Hi, I'm ROB... born & raised in Houston. After high school I enlisted in the military, served 24 years, lived/visited many places around the world while on active duty...some good, some bad, but each was a "learning experience". I retired 2 years ago
As far as who I would like to meet & date:
- If you're "not sure" or "not really ready"... close your profile and come back when you are
- If you want a guy thats 5' 10" or taller... logon to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, pack your heels, & book a 1-way flight to Amsterdam
- If you want a guy that "puts God first"... please go to "ChristianMingle.com" and/or "ChristianSingles.com"
- If you want an Educated Urban Professional... check out a nearby Whole Foods or Golf Course. Prepare to be "bought" and Bored, then DISCARDED
- If you have "issues" with distance... please delete the part of your profile that says "I luv to travel"
- If you want a "Bad Boy"(yawn)... throw on your skimpiest tube-top & vinyl mini-skirt, then head on over to a nice cozy biker bar. Best of luck, you're gonna need it, and your Daddy will be so proud
- If you are Extremely Picky or "Overly Selective" about who/what you want... stand up and go over to a mirror and look deeply for 60 seconds. There is a REASON that you are single and on this website. **see the last pic I have posted**
---- nope, I'm NOT jaded..... just calling out all of you who are on here as a "JOKE/NOVELTY"
If you're still reading..... I can't wait to meet you!
I am looking for someone "multifaceted"...Who appreciates being spoiled often, but is not needy/clingy. Who takes time for herself, and understands/supports/encourages "me time". Who listens to her family & friends, but makes Her OWN decisions. Who looks cute in a T-shirt & jeans OR a lovely dress. Do you smoke or drink? Well light up and bottoms up...just don't blow your smoke in my face or spill your drink in my lap. Do you have "baggage"? So what, we ALL do.... its 2013! But we can work thru/around anything, as long as I won't end up needing therapy or have to appear in court. I WON'T do "drama", but i WILL help "sort things out". Hey Single Mommies, i DO like kids and think they are great...IF they are well-behaved(a reflection of you). And if your EX is an "O.J." type, just warn me upfront, I'll be fine. Also... don't "flag" me for being Divorced, and I won't "flag" you either.
Marilyn Monroe once said: "if you can't accept me at my worst, then you don't deserve me at my best". Well, I couldn't agree with her more... and I am willing to help you thru your worst BECAUSE you are willing to give me your best. Isn't a relationship supposed to be give AND take? Let's prove it together... Men AND Women are BOTH from EARTH, period!!!
I firmly believe in the "Golden Rule"...and that is at work, with friends, AND in a relationship. a quick piece of advice ladies: just because one guy Punk'D you or your BFF, does NOT automatically mean that I will. We are not made in factories....on the contrary, we teach ourselves how to behave on our own(see the "Golden Rule" above), especially me. When you are with me, you WILL be treated with respect & dignity, and I hope that you can return the favor. I don't ask/demand/expect too much, but I do give back a whole lot in return...its just in my nature. I also firmly believe that chivalry is not dead, and I hope that you can and will appreciate that too. If you ever snubbed a guy for being [too nice], close your profile and join the Peace Corps, because you don't deserve a happy/normal relationship!!!
I get out as much as I can...staying in is too boring, so I'm usually up for just about anything. I will go to the movies and see "Some Velvet Morning" with you, if you'll go see "Last Vegas" with me...or we can meet halfway and go see "Hours". I will also go to Pottery and Ballroom Dancing classes with you, if you go to an occasional Ball Game or Concert with me. And if/when we go to a Fair or Carnival, I expect you to throw darts at balloons WITH me, instead of standing back with your arms crossed "to just watch". That is such B-S, it defeats the whole point of going to have fun TOGETHER!
I like meeting new people and making new friends...
Music tastes... mostly Classic Rock(KISS, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, The Eagles) and Alt/Indie Rock(Foster The People, Cage the Elephant, Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys) but I have a tendency to tap my feet to just about anything, even Lady GaGa's "Applause"........ (SHHH!) lol!
I luv "Chill-Ville", sunday mornings on FM 101X
My pics....the kids with me are my NIECES & NEPHEWS. APPARENTLY SOME PICS ARE UNCLEAR, AND SINCE USING THE PHOTO EDITOR ON HERE IS LIKE RE-WIRING THE INTL SPACE STATION...I CAN E-MAIL THEM TO YOU FOR A CLEARER LOOK.
So, you have questions? Well, I have answers! Fire away, I'm an open book, nothing to hide...but just be prepared for the answer because I will give it to you straight without sugar-coating it. I figure, I owe you that much... I also firmly believe in Complete Honesty (even brutal honesty if necessary).
Oh, and may I offer another piece of excellent advice? Try posting pics of you and YOUR GIRLFRIENDS ONLY! When you post pics of yourself [snuggled] up with guys(besides SONS/FATHERS/BROTHERS/UNCLES/FIRST COUSINS), you're waving a very bright RED flag! And NO...we are NOT "INSECURE ABOUT YOU HAVING MALE FRIENDS", we just don't wanna see you "SPOONING" & "FORKING" with them! Get serious about being on here already! Put yourself in OUR shoes, you can't possibly expect any of us to take you seriously with those types of pics... please keep them on Facebook where they belong.
Last Thing...read closely Ladies. Lots of you complain about how you hate when guys send mean/nasty emails to you for NOT replying to THEIR E-MAILS. Duh! Last I heard, women don't like being "blown off" either! Allow me...just reply with something simple: "Sorry, not interested". How hard is that? A little courtesy goes a long way...CLASS DISMISSED!
Well let's face it, dating these days is a "gamble"......so to cut down on the awkwardness & nervousness of the proverbial "1st Encounter", I usually suggest a friendly lunch for a 1st date. In this situation, You have plenty of time to talk and get to know each other better, and there is no pressure or stress of "afterward expectations". And since the rest of the afternoon is usually already planned with errands, there is plenty of time for the [post-date assessment] that everyone goes thru. So, if lunch goes well, then You actually can't wait to see that person again.....but if it doesn't go well(or if something "just doesn't click") then you can easily chalk it up as a learning experience, and maybe make a new friend. No harm-No foul. Other than that.... any ideas? I'm all ears!