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 am on a co-op with a large aerospace firm presently. 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. 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, 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.
Be it exploring obscure mom&pop restaurants, fine dining, social events, or nature, anything outdoors and/or on the water; I'm willing to try most anything at least once. I like to think I know my way around the kitchen, and actually enjoy cooking for company, but doing dishes is my most despised household chore.
Also, if you're going to message me:
1) at least try to use proper grammar and spelling,
2) at least try to communicate 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 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 and will probably lead to me thinking you're not interested or willing to put forth any effort! Give and take a little!
What do I want?...Well first off, I'm not trying to jump into bed with or throw a ring at you out the gate. 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... 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. 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.
For the love of all that is holy, don't waste my time and I promise I won't waste yours. I will not ask for anything more than your time and consideration - but if you can not or will not give me that much let's not waste time. I only date one person at a time regardless of whether we've discussed going exclusive or what have you.
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...