I'm seriously looking for my life partner. I get amused as I read profile after profile of how ladies don't like a man to just say hi or something short. Don't forget this is fishing. You want us to impress you but we have no clue if you are even worth the effort. We are not 20 anymore and time is moving fast. A Hi or Hey says there is a interest and you should be flattered and look at his profile to see if there might be a mutual attraction. I get "Hey there" all the time from women. Most good men are looking for a relationship not a pretentious woman. I am old fashioned and a internet hi to me is a tip of the hat to a lady I find attractive. I want very many things, I want the war to be over, I want the hate to be over, I want quiet days and loving nights, I want to come home to kindness. I have experienced life to the fullest. I have been in almost every state of this country and several others. Even though most want to get out of California I love what it has to offer. I love dirt roads and scuffed up cowboy boots, a girl in boots even better, all types of music even country. I am at home with dogs and horses. I love my home. I am a great cook. I work in the city but at the end of the day I am at peace in my surroundings. If you are the right one we will meet, if not we won't. No worries. Good Luck and may you find what you desire. Everyone deserves to be happy. I hope you find your happiness but your missing out without me.lol One last thing... If I write you and you don't respond I will take it as a "no interest" (I don't stalk women) I'm too proud. which saves us both time and I must move on. To me its like asking someone to dance and they say no. Life is too short to wait on anyone.:) I'm ready to dance now.:) Please take my no response the same way. Nothing personal.