I'm a 39 year old college educated male looking date and open to developing a deeper connection if we feel that spark. I'm 5'8" tall and weigh 180 lbs. I'm cannabis/420 friendly, though I don't consume any alcohol. Not an alcoholic, I actually have an allergic reaction. I'm currently fixing my house to put up for sale as I'm considering leaving the Yakima valley, but not certain yet where I'll plant roots. I was honestly hoping to find my partner before moving again so we could find a place together. My work life involves restoring old VWs and I also work as an artist. I have a wide range of interests, but mostly enjoy being out in nature or being at home with my family, which right now is just 2 big dogs. But enough about me...
My dream woman is a down to earth, affectionate, intelligent, sexy, cute, hardworking person who is open to starting a family in the future. You have your life together, pay your own bills, don't need my help in any way shape or form to stand on your own feet. After all, we've lived this long without each other. You're much more homebody than socialite. You're an absolute tiger in the bedroom. You are honest, loyal and true above all things. You understand that dedication to each other is paramount and you are willing to follow your heart if the connection between us feels right.
You are not looking for the insta-relationship. You are aware of the media/hollywood ideals regarding romance and you see through that shit. You agree that physical attraction is just one component of attraction. You are open to a serious, dedicated, life-long partner and understand this is born from the foundation of friendship. Cultivating such a bond will take time, and you are able and willing to develop things naturally. This is to say, you're not going to fall insanely in love with me when we meet, or declare your unending devotion after our third date.
Other than that I'm open to dating anyone. I do have my preferences of course, but any age, race, shape. I'm looking for a deeper connection beyond the exterior. Just be sincere and be yourself.
I think an easy outside stroll somewhere, a nice meal, something simple and low key where we can talk.
I feel there's a lot of wasted time done with online dating in the way of expectations. I'd prefer simply to meet up sooner than later to test how we get along. A coffee? A game of scrabble? It's only an hour out of your life! And if there's absolutely no chemistry for one of us... just say so and we can be adults, say "It was nice to meet you, thanks for trying." and end the date then and there. Why all the stress and drama?