Seems like an elementary personal characteristic like self-respect is difficult to find in a casual/hook-up world.
People would describe my personality as an explosion of humor and fun that encompasses a full array of light-heartedness, savvy sarcasm, quick-witted banter, facetious joking, clever slapstick, and if I get on a roll floor rolling/stomach hurting laughter. My friends would describe me as an absolute clown because I am always laughing and having a good time; psychologists agree that being the last born equates to being a complete nut. Putting all of that aside I will be as direct as possible.
I enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, rollerblading, swimming.... Working out consistently and often is a must. Reading, playing every and any sport, watching movies with good drama, visiting museums, and dining are activities I enjoy. My biggest passion is dancing. I have been dancing for years and enjoy everything from Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue, and Tango. I am in the process of expanding my abilities to be great at culinary activities.
"Do what you love. Know your bone. Gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
I am genuinely humble, self-confident, and selective. Due to a strong upbringing I learned honesty, loyalty, trust, respect, and communication at an early age and have never wavered so it's just in my nature now. I have never had the desire for wandering eyes or wandering thoughts. Being confident ensures absolutely no reason in the world to look elsewhere when the most amazing person is in front of you. Chemistry and communication are important and meaningful in our relationship. I genuinely enjoy talking about your interests. Listening to things you are passionate about is a treat.
Family is very important to me. I make it a point to be present at all my family celebrations such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other special occasions.
With respect to future goals, I am confident and extremely ambitious. I started a highly successful Real Estate business years ago and expect to continue to expand. The focus of my graduate studies was Real Estate Investments and Finance. I work full time, I own and operate my business, I make money for investors in a private hedge fund, and I oversee an equity portfolio in securities. What is the point in retiring considerably early without someone to travel the world with? The truth is I enjoy sharing wealth rather than acquiring it because of the significant impact on the lives of other people and the world.
One day I would like to begin a foundation that provides a safe haven to victims of human trafficking which includes forced labor, violence against women and children, child enslavement and prostitution, and women enslavement and prostitution. There are many contributions to be made to society. I volunteer/tutor/mentor at the Boys and Girls Club.
"It is defeat that turns bones to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes [one] invincible."
It does not matter to me where you reside, initially. First, someone special is almost never going to be located in your back yard. Second, the relationship would start with getting to know one another anyway and technology is an advantage. Third, distance apart forces significant effort, maturity, trust, and quality of time together. Fourth, many friends I know have met while on vacation, on a plane, or in another country. Lastly, if the relationship gets serious AND if you prefer to remain proximate to your family/friends/work I can acquire a home close to you anywhere in the world.
Chivalry: At the age of six my sister scolded me for walking on the inside of a sidewalk with her. She explained why a gentleman should always walk on the outside of the street while accompanying a lady and how incredibly disrespectful it is not to. The direct translation to her explanation of that action is that "a man never allows a lady to be sold to the street". I sometimes wondered if it is a cultural thing but regardless it was the last time that occurred. In addition to the pimping connotation, there is a safety/protection element such as a reckless car, vicious animal, stray bullet, any disturbance, or altercation. Finally, a situational courtesy such as I'd rather be splashed than allow any water to contact the dress, shoes, legs, or feet of a lady on my watch/care.
In addition, I will open doors, hold a chair for you to sit, hold an umbrella for cover, provide my suit coat for warmth, etc. I do shut off my phone to respect you when we are together since you deserve all of my undivided attention. When not in your presence I still give up my seat in the train for children, women, elderly, or disabled. At baseball games, I give up caught home run balls or foul balls to any youngster around me.
"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses."
Hopeless Romantic: Anniversaries, birthdays, family birthdays, special days, and days for no special reason will be celebrated with your favorite sweets, treats, gifts, food, candlelight dinner, dancing, poems, and infinite other ways that have not been created or imagined before. A carriage ride in a warm summer night under the stars to discuss our dreams. Many roses throughout the year. Rose petals on special occasions. Leaving notes for you to encounter with descriptions of your amazing personal characteristics. Completely and utterly embarrass myself with an hour long serenade on your birthday in front of the world to see. Compose a song that explains how you make me feel. Gourmet candlelight dinners. Treating your parents and family like royalty. Horseback riding in the countryside. A walk in the beach under the moon light. Writing real handwritten letters expressing my feelings. Personally, my days are not measured by time but by how many times I make you smile. I am loyal even in my dreams and faithful in my wildest fantasies.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Someone who has high standards and will never settle for less than you deserve. This demonstrates Self-Confidence, Independence, and most of all Self-Respect which are all very attractive traits. Someone who lights up a room with a smile and inspires positive change in the world with your energy. Someone who is not afraid to be herself. Educational attainment, personal goals, career ambitions, lifestyle objectives, self-confidence, and selflessness are all pluses.
My ideal date: For breakfast, we can tutor a group of school children and watch their eyes light up as they learn. For lunch, we can help at a homeless shelter and provide meals for the needy. For dinner, we can keep kids of the streets by coaching and mentoring them in sports or activities. For a late night snack, we can come between pimps and children or young women affected by the sex/slave trade to provide a save haven and a new life with renewed hope. If wearing a cape in the eyes of some and being selfless does not bother you then I would extend an invitation for a second date.
The first real date would include something that you enjoy and in a place and time where you are comfortable. With that said some ideas include dancing (I can fix two left feet), participating in a walk or run for your favorite cause, exploring the city (tunnels, architecture, river, etc....) The date may include a comedy club, concert, baseball game, festival (air/water show, venetian night, fireworks,etc...), cultural attractions such as museums, aquariums, zoos, state parks, botanic gardens. We can sample all the seasonal chocolates from Godiva, enjoy an ice cream, cupcakes, brownies, cheese tasting, or wine tasting. We can go horseback riding, backpacking, zip lining, go carts, ride ATVs, ride jet skis, kayaking, sky diving, batting cages, and even cook or bake. An amusement park or camping is not off the table. The list goes on and on because there is no limit to the imagination or craziness.
Please no (Hey, Hey there, Hi, Hello, Hey there :-), Sexy, Cutie, Handsome, Are you real?, Damn your hot, or any other combination of nonsense) if you expect a reply. Write properly and do not converse like a child. I apologize if any feelings are hurt.