OK, so I'm cutting this down to the meat & potatos here, no more appetizer, sides, and dessert since it really seems no one takes the time to read any way and I keep getting what I can only interpret as cookie cutter messages that have been copied and pasted to who knows how many other guys.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Call me Paul. So, I just got out of the Marine Corps a year ago at the end of August. Presently working while I get my business in order to start school this spring.
I love anything outdoors and/or on the water. Right now hiking and shooting seem to be my most common recreational activities, and I'm open for company on either. I like to think I know my way around the kitchen, and actually enjoy cooking and entertaining company, but doing dishes is my most despised household chore.
You will never catch me dead wearing crocks, skinny jeans/nut huggers, v-neck shirts, sleeveless shirts, oversized belt buckles, clothes obviously too large/small for me, white framed sunglasses, or hats worn the wrong way/flat billed.
It takes a little more than going to a bar to stimulate my sense of adventure, but I don't mind it once in a while. Though I may even enjoy spending the night in with someone worthwhile - I don't like using it as an excuse to not get out and do things - be it exploring obscure mom&pop restaurants, fine dining, social events, or natural wonders. And as my headline says at the moment (3:45pm on november 4) I have come across tickets for Phantom of the Opera in may and need a companion! Not just any one though.
Respect and honesty. It's my belief that those are the two most important aspects in ANY inter-personal relationship... aside from arch-nemeses perhaps. Anything else is heavily influenced by those. And I think I'm the worst judge of character EVER, for the sole reason that I always seem to give people too much credit/benefit of the doubt/etc....
Also, if you're going to message me, at least try to communicate that you actually read this or have something interesting to say. I'm sick of the pointless messages that for all I know you send the exact same one out to a dozen other guys at a time and if you do send something so bland and impersonal I reserve the right to block. Also, let's have some sort of two way conversation. I hate when it devolves into question/answer going one way - it's boring! Give and take a little!
Let's keep that open for consideration, but something fun/active first and then going somewhere to relax and talk over food/drinks would be good in my book. Yes, I have a book. Metaphorically...