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!
That said, I'm not looking to start dating quite this minute. I'm down here for a while helping out my sister & nephew with a few things, so they're my first priority. Once I get that going, though, I'll be 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;
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! ;)
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.
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!