I have yet to figure out the best way to describe myself. I guess I would start by saying that I am the proud dad to two wonderful school-aged girls who I have with me half time. They are my first priority and I enjoy being an active part of their lives and watching them grow and expand horizons as they eventually turn into adults.
That being said, I am looking to find a partner in this journey of life. I've been told bu others that I am very different from most guys on here (in a good way, I think.) My very closest friends will tell you that I am an honest, loyal and passionate person. I can be shy at first but open right up once you I know you. I am in touch with my feelings and try to be sensitive to those of my partner. I believe that open and honest communication is essential to a long-lasting relationship. I like to be silly sometimes and goof around with the kids, but I balance that with knowing when it's time to be serious too.
Things I enjoy doing include hiking, skiing, snowboarding and in general being outside. I like to go out for a nice dinner and finding something new and different to do for a romantic evening. I love being introduced to new things, and discovering new things together. I like to work in weekend getaways, whether romantic or with kids in tow. I do have some other hobbies I wish I had time for, mostly woodworking. Years ago I built a cradle for my oldest daughter before she was born, most recently a bed for my youngest daughter.
I have a mix of traditional and modern gender roles. I like to do the stereotypical "man" stuff like mow the lawn and change the oil and repair the house. But I also will wash the dishes, do the laundry, and vacuum. I feel that a family needs to work together to get chores done. The guy who helps relieve his partner's stress is the guy rewarded with a stress-free happy woman.
I would like to find that woman who is funny, kind, caring, and passionate. I want a partner who brings out the best in me, and lets me bring out the best in her. If any of this sounds like what you are looking for, I would love to hear from you.
Something fun! I feel that a movie on the first date is such a waste, sitting quiet in a theater. Why not do something interactive like bowling, or mini-golf, etc. Add that with a nice dinner, and there is plenty of opportunity to talk and get to know one another.