First, POF allows me to choose what my relationship intent is. I have three categories to choose from that fit me.
*I'm looking for Casual dating/No Commitment: I am open to meeting someone to become good FRIENDS with first and grow from there. This is ideally what I expect will happen based on past experiences and I am ok with that, and do it well.
*I want to date but nothing serious: I enjoy meeting new people and learning how they affect me and observing how those affects make me feel.
*I want a relationship: This means that for the RIGHT ONE, I will go LONG TERM. Though I am not LOOKING for this specifically, I am surely open to it should I be swept off my feet.
Even though I have raised two children (not my own, as I can't) I do not wish to be romantically involved with someone with a full nest for years to come, though friends can work, I have decided not to reenlist for that role again. However I will say that the right woman may be worth a little compromise and heck if her kids are great? Who knows? But I can't see myself with pre/early teens in my life at this age. I am currently hoping to meet a soon to be empty, empty, or no nester for a friendship, relationship, or something in between.
I am allergic to cigarette smoke, and I prefer a woman be somewhere in the range of fit and thick. A little padding is actually nice, though WAY too much is just that.
Also I currently live in Mableton (near six flags), but am planning on moving to somewhere near Sandy Springs Ga as soon as it makes sense to do so.
------ Who am I and what makes me tick -------
I consider myself an intellectual country gent (not a redneck). I am very mechanically inclined, handy, a tad refined and comfortable at both the ballroom and the mud bog. I am well-travelled globally, and am generally a realist with a positive outlook on most things. I go after whatever I want till I get it while understanding the need for patience and finesse along the way. I enjoy the arts, craftsmanship, psychology, philosophy, wine, good food, nature, quiet times and intelligent conversation. I am also quite funny, and can make just about anyone laugh or smile ear to ear with my witty humor.
Often described as "amazing" (not my words) in many ways but when pinned down for highlights I hear communication, civility, gentlemanliness, manners and others. I am romantic and believe in treating a lady like a lady in the old school ways, and respect a woman as an individual. I enjoy being nicely dressed, smelling good, opening a door for a lady, pulling out her chair, preparing a homemade candlelit dinner, and if and when appropriate, giving a massage, a pedicure, or an omelet and fresh coffee for breakfast on the veranda.
For hobbies I enjoy adventure for the most part. Those activities that require intelligence, focus, and inner strength get my nod and if they produce adrenaline that is a bonus. These activities include but are not limited to Motorcycling (I compete in long distance events, and am NOT a Harley type), Rock climbing, Scuba diving, Flying, Bicycling, & Dancing. I also am currently interested in Cooking, Volunteering, & Gardening. Television shows and watching team sports bore me. But I’m up for a movie or a conversation anytime!
Some of my goals & aspirations are:
Personal Growth: I strive to be a well-rounded, giving and loving man. I consider myself a work in progress, and I am ALWAYS learning and growing. I also have a passion to be an example of integrity to mankind. Maybe someday the percentage of people with it will increase. I will do my part.
Relaxation: I would love to one day ride a motorcycle from India to Tibet and Nepal. YES. I CALL THIS RELAXATION! However I also love to have intellectual conversation about character, personal growth, dreams, goals, and human dynamics. Wine is also my friend and makes any event smoother with a touch of class.
Relational: I hope to one day meet an attractive woman with brains and character that I can easily relate to while finding that life is not so hard to do on a daily basis. I am not in a hurry to find her but if she crossed my path I would let that journey happen on its own time.
Music: According to my Pandora.com account it says; my favorite music is described as "focusing on New Age, electronic, calm, but with personality". Examples are based on compositions similar to Ryan Farish, Peter White, Keiko Matsui and Yanni. Most all are downbeat instrumentals. Other interests are modern jazz, contemporary Christian, and compositions that include "violin, electric guitar, flute, keyboards, any or all mixed into a new age electronica base. I especially enjoy a 4/4 beat when I want to work or travel and especially ride my motorcycle, and ranges down to smooth and peaceful when I wish to reflect on life. I can adapt very well to classic rock as in the 70’s & 80's all I did was listen to my radio. I can name most songs, artists, & albums of that era in 3 notes. I can enjoy a symphony or a Jazz concert. I am not much into the crowds that rock stars bring and I do not appreciate wailing guitars, old school country music, rap, or hip-hop at all. There is not much classical music that I enjoy but I do like Rhapsody in Blue, and most of Copland’s work most explicitly his "Rodeo", "Fanfare for the common man" or anything with high intensity.
Spirituality: I was raised Baptist, and was only a few years ago a 6th grade boy's Sunday school teacher. I would be most descriptive to say I am currently analyzing my faith from the ground up and acting as a spiritual agnostic while maintaining character becoming of a Christian or any other dogma aligned with goodness, love, peace and integrity. I am on a journey to match the integrity of my heart with the love in my soul. Right now it is very aligned but it takes being aware of it being a priority to keep it in check.
Generally you are aligned with good character, tend to be optimistic, and try to stay objective, have average intelligence or better, and are fairly attractive or better. You enjoy adventure, are confident and fairly secure in who you are, are successful in working towards your own goals, are not pretentious, and do not need a man to complete you. You are complete all by yourself. You don’t smoke, do drugs and your kids are in their late teens or older unless they are usually not with you because I want to spend time with you. You enjoy cuddling, kissing (and are good at it), public displays of affection, and are not above giving words of affirmation when deserved.