Time to shake things up a little! Hey there! I'm a 40 year old Paramedic in the Bay Area looking for someone fun to hang out with, have some adventures, & see if we can make a connection. I'm not overly excited about still being single, all my friends are married with little kids, so meeting a great guy at Chuck E Cheese has been a bit challenging...turns out normal single guys don't hang out there... ;)
So I'm normal, sane, anti-dramatic (I deal with drama all day long at work, have little time for it in my own life!), & have my act together. I'm healthy (physically & mentally), take good care of myself, & overall I'm pretty damn happy with my life. I'm always smiling, always laughing, & quick with an often inappropriate joke. ;) I'm looking for the same in a partner. Someone who is well-employed & financially stable, who doesn't live with his mother (I'm sure she's great, really...), who isn't married & trolling for a side-piece, & who IS interested in a long-term situation that eventually (not next Tuesday) leads to marriage & children. A ready-made family is fine, but I want at least one of my own, & no ex-drama please! I'm also an ARMY veteran, raised by a Marine, & currently working in the civilian equivalent of a war zone...so those who understand the EMS lifestyle (medical, fire, police, soldiers, etc) are a good match for me...it's a special way of life, & not at all like depicted on TV...
Who are you? You're genuinely a good guy. You understand that respect is earned by your actions, & give it freely. Nice to others, you go out of your way to help out because it's the right thing to do, & it just makes you feel good. You keep your promises for the same reason. You've got a good head on your shoulders, a wicked sense of humor, & don't take yourself too seriously, because I can assure you, I won't. ;) You take care of yourself because even though life is short, you might be here a while & want to be able to enjoy the finer things this world has to offer. You recognize an awesome woman when you meet her (that would be me), & do everything possible to let her know she's special, important, & one of the greatest reasons your life is so fantastic. That said, you'd never lie to her, cheat on her, or purposefully give her reason to doubt your feelings & intentions. You understand that a woman of substance & self-respect (also me) will not send you nude photos or engage in inappropriate conversation having never met you (you wouldn't expect a woman to do so in line at the grocery store, would you?), so you won't waste either of our time going there. You wear a belt, because you understand that walking around with your pants sagging to your knees just looks ridiculous, & you have pride in your general appearance. You're educated, intelligent, & continue to further yourself because life has so many lessons to teach us. You're good-looking, because yes, chemistry is important, but more importantly, your great attitude shines through, making you all the more handsome. I'm attracted to the clean-cut look, generally taller than me, fit & well put together (although a little scruff is sometimes good). And you're STD-free (this is non-negotiable).
All my pics are of me, in different stages of life, but current within the past couple years. My hair is currently almost waist-length, though I tend to grow it out, cut it off, & donate it to Locks of Love. Otherwise, they all pretty much represent my current look & physique. Your pics should reflect the current you as well. Also, I am 40, looking for a guy within a couple years either way. If you're in your 50's, I'm sure you're great, but not for me (likewise, if you're in your 20's, you're just in a different stage of life & it probably won't work). I want someone still able to not only have kids, but keep up with them, lol. Finally, if you got a "hey there" message from me & it seems like all the girls on POF do the same, I'll let you in on a little secret...POF has a "flirt" option for women...we click it to say we're interested, that's the message you get. So no, we're not all Stepford Women, some are just a little shy or maybe lazy. In my case, if you got a "hey there", it's because I'm likely sitting on a street corner in my ambulance & didn't have time to send a more heartfelt message...so write me back, & let's get this started!