Before the dreaded 'This is me', I should say that my profile is honest and wholly accurate. That seems to be a rare commodity on POF.
Simply put, I'm me - and I like me; which is just as well, I suppose, as I have to live with myself. You, on the other hand, have a choice; perhaps you'll like me too; perhaps not. Regardless of the seriousness of my quest, which has probably led me to write an overly-serious profile, I am a man who is fun to be around. I am not at all comfortable in high heels and a little black dress [hopefully you are], but I wear a dinner jacket handsomely, and welcome the opportunity to 'dress up'.
Being able to love and care for someone unconditionally, other than my children, doesn't make me unique, but it does seem to put me in a small minority. I am a natural leader, very sociable, and' people person', but I also recognise when to be no more than a fellow team member or to follow another's lead; awareness and adaptability dusted with a light coating of humility. ;) I'm one of life's genuinely 'nice' people, but certainly not 'vanilla'.
My standards are high in everything I do, but I'm also a realist. I'm very selective, but would you want it any other way? I'm a true English gentleman who is intelligent, worldly, well-traveled, well-educated, cultured, sophisticated yet straightforward, down to earth, romantic, an avid reader and learner, sociable, humorous (but I'm no clown - my humour tends to be from real life situations, witty, or wickedly sarcastic - but not in a nasty way!), quick-witted, giving, non-judgmental, loyal, honest, respectful, passionate about everything I choose to do ... the list goes on ... but I also have my good points! I'm fortunate to be able to turn my mind and my hands successfully to most things, and I've even been known to use them both at the same time. I'm far removed from the average 64-year-old, and I'm certainly not looking to share the rest of my life's journey with 'Ms Average'. If you're not serious about finding a match, then please don't waste my time; it's too precious. I get along just fine alone, but I know I'm so much happier in a loving and committed relationship.
I am looking for someone who is very 'normal'. I don't expect you to have discarded all your so-called 'baggage' from past disappointments, but it would be nice if you've learned to live with most of it. I'm serious in my search, I'm not looking to be 'rescued' - I don't need it - and I have no desire to rescue anyone else.
I do not respond to 'flirts', 'wants to meet', being added as a 'favourite', or those without representative photographs. POF is not, after all, a 'candy store'. I was amused - or was it frustrated - to read the caption under a photograph on one lady's profile: "This is a picture of my adopted daughter I don't have any of myself, but I look average. A bit like my daughter but much older version." Yes, it really said that!: I wish you all the best of luck in your search for whatever or whomsoever it might be.