I am a father of two great kids that are smart, humble, respectful, and are well on their way to great careers and full lives. I feel like I had a lot to do with that since I've raised them by myself from the ages of 10 & 12. I am recently retired after working 36 years in the world of industrial engineering, and now a serious part time musician who also enjoys hiking, bike riding, dry red wine, sushi, etc. My musical tastes include blues, jazz, R&B, classic rock, and so on (note: what I play, and what I prefer to listen to are not always the same). My favorite seasons are spring and fall. I can tolerate the winter, and my dog likes walking in cooler temps. Summer is good, but I'm not much of a fan of excessive heat.
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.