I have two kids in their 20's - a son that just began a career as an engineer, and a daughter that still has one more year of undergrad and 3-4 years of grad school ahead. I have a full time job, a house, a car, a dog, a cat (the cat prefers to be outside, and the dog has the run of the house). I like to play music on weekends, but I try not to get consumed by it and try to keep it fun. I love walks and hikes... bike rides, too, although I don't really like the sitting part. I like the result of traveling (being at a destination), better than the traveling part itself, unless it involves spectacular vistas or scenery. I do try to be a good communicator, but if you're looking for poetry I'm not your guy. I love music - from soft and expressive to hard and edgy. I'm not in the greatest shape (although that's a relative thing), but not terrible, and I'm trying to improve upon that. It's just very hard to do when my job consumes nearly 12 hours out of my day. When I retire in June of 2018 I plan to focus on fitness, and make it an important part of my life style.
First date is really just an "introduction" to the person behind the email and profile... a time to talk, have some laughs over coffee or whatever. After that, both can decide whether there is enough interest to meet again.