I used to think that there were moments in Life that should be savored. I've come to realize - in a way I hadn't, previously - that includes each and every one... "Inhale. Bliss. Exhale. Repeat."
Life, Love, Happiness, and Fun are each meant to be shared. I'm not interested in 'just a relationship.' I want to meet someone and fall in love like our hair is on fire. I want to find someone I can't wait to wake up with in the morning, so we can start another day together - holding hands, making out, PDAs, and generally carrying on like teenagers! Let's make our life together sizzle!
I'm down here until further notice helping out my sister & nephew with a few things, so they're my first priority. As I get that going, though, I'm very interested in finding a girl who's right for me. In the meantime, if you feel like we might be a good fit, feel free to drop me a note, say hi, and get the conversation started. (Please say more than just, "Hi," obviously. One-word notes are kind of pointless.) ;)
Typical background stuff: clean legal, driving & credit histories; own a home in Michigan; honorably-discharged military vet with a current concealed weapons license; one amazing child, in college, age 18 (vegan/vegetarian since birth); love kids, and being a father, but don't want to make any new babies; good relationships with my ex-wife, and former gfs; I'm gregarious, outgoing, and can get along with virtually anyone.
Atypical background stuff: Mensa member; walking encyclopedia; martial artist; vegetarian/vegan for 30+ years (so I haven't hunted or fished since I was a kid - taught my own son to forage for wild plants & mushrooms in the wilderness instead); love animals of every kind; empathic, compassionate; no ink; no addictions, or serious vices; no allergies, phobias, tics, 'conditions' or prescriptions; was recently told by my Dr. that, according to my labs & vitals, I could be a 20-year-old athlete; never acquired much of a taste for beer or wine, so I only drink them to be social; watched all my son's games, matches, meets, etc, but have *zero* interest in professional sports, or gambling. That thing that makes people try to be like everyone else - - I don't have it. Always believed that "manners maketh man," and raised my son that way. Very interested in the world, people, culture, languages, events, and technology around me. Can fix anything. ("Bottomless well of Competence" according to my ex gf.) Have lived what feels like a hundred different lives. Embarking on the next one... now! (Actually getting back into writing, so a girl interested in that would be a plus!)
PS. I'm not 45, but the pictures were taken when they say they were, and not retouched. How old am I? You'll just have to guess... or ask! ;) Speaking of pix, if you don't have a clear face, and full-length pic, I'm not going to be writing you, or writing back unless you've included some with your message. I get approached by way too many married women on here. In fact, my last gf turned out to be married, and much younger than she first let on, so don't be surprised if you get carded if we have a second date.
PPS. Don't read too much into the screen name. It sounded cool, and wasn't taken yet. ;)
PPPS. I should also add that I prefer a girl who's not completely vanilla. I like a few plot twists, a checkered past, a few kinks, some secrets, or pleasantish surprises - - you know, a few interesting things in her closet. (Just not a husband, boyfriend, cadavers, active warrants, or restraining orders - those would all fall under 'unpleasantish' surprises, which nobody likes!)
PPPPS. Every time a woman says, "I love to laugh," (as they do in 997 of every 1,000 profiles here!) an angel hangs itself, (and I grow closer to doing the same)... Save an angel, (and me!) assume that the Entire Universe Already Knows That You Love To Laugh!!! (Everyone, everywhere loves to laugh, it's a trait shared by every intelligent being!!!)
Meeting a stranger, who has caught your interest online, isn't really "a date." A date is what you have after you decide that you don't want that person to remain a stranger.
A good first date includes a bit of mystery, some suspense, pleasant surprise, a lot of laughter, and feeling like you've made a meaningful connection. I'm looking forward to us finding each other and, going out on that joyous, mesmerizing adventure that lasts all the rest of our lives!