Who/what am I?
Born and raised in Cincinnati. Call me Paul. I got out of the Marine Corps after a span just shy of 9yrs. Kind of starting from scratch here and heading on a different path; going to Cincinnati State for mechanical engineering design & manufacture and had a co-op with a large aerospace firm last semester. I like to think my parents raised me right - yes/no ma'am/sir, holding doors, etc.
I'm not sure about pof asking "how ambitious are you" on here now. I don't want to sound like some sort self-indulgent prick and say very ambitious, but I'm hardly content to settle with the status quo. I have my goals and aspirations and am actively working towards them.
I enjoy the occasional pun or play on words, and the end of Terminator 2, when he gives a thumbs up as he's lowered into the molten metal still cuts straight to my feels!
You will never catch me dead wearing:
crocks, skinny jeans/nut huggers, saggy pants, v-neck shirts, sleeveless shirts, a white belt, cutout shirts, oversized belt buckles, clothes obviously too large/small for me, white framed sunglasses, or hats worn the wrong way/flat billed.
I'm willing to try most anything at least once; be it exploring small mom&pop restaurants, fine dining/social events, anything outdoors.
I like to think I know my way around the kitchen, and actually enjoy cooking for company, however, doing dishes is my most despised household chore.
Why am I here?
I don't know, maybe for the same reason you are?
School/work keep me busy, the bar scene isn't my choice to meet someone, etc. etc.
And honestly, I'm just not a great, smooth talking ladies man. Kind of stuck being a nice guy, and that leaves me... somewhere.
What do I want?...
Well, starting out, only one thing. Your time and consideration. OK, maybe two things.
Even then, I'm not trying to jump into bed with or throw a ring at you out the gate.
We're starting off neutral here - neither of us owes the other anything. Aside from some common courtesy/decency perhaps.
For my own sake I want someone pretty, who smells good and treats me right. In return I promise to give it my all to do the same.... though I can't guarantee results on being pretty...
Given time, someone I can rest my hand on her knee when we're driving somewhere and who isn't scared to tuck herself under my arm if we're just sitting around. Someone who's down with going out for food/drinks with both of our friends Friday night, going out to play Saturday, and staying in to order a pizza, redbox some movies, and get cozy Sunday night. And yes, I am a big cuddler; however you may want to read that, I'll roll with it.
I do not ask for perfection, but I do ask for effort.
I want someone with goals for her life, that takes care of herself. Someone that we can mutually support and motivate each other in those regards.
Respect and honesty are the two most important aspects in ANY inter-personal relationship... aside from arch-nemeses perhaps...
Also, if you're going to message me:
1) at least try to use proper grammar and spelling,
2) at least try to show that you actually read this (without overtly saying something along the lines of "I read your description")
3) have something interesting to say of your own right. 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.
While I'm at it, let's have some sort of two way conversation. I hate when it devolves into question/answer going one way - it's boring and will probably lead to me thinking you're not interested or willing to put forth any effort! Give and take a little!
For the love of all that is holy:
don't waste my time and I promise I won't waste yours.
I only date one person at a time regardless of whether we've discussed going exclusive or what have you. Hell, I don't even like talking to more than one person at a time on here.
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... and I'll autograph your copy.