I have never subscribed to, or have ever attempted to find a date via a newspaper ad, or the internet. Honestly, I am quite nervous about this. My daughter tells me, Pops, it is the 21st century, time to get with the times. Well, a little about myself. I have recently moved to Valparaiso, Indiana from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I am originally from Hammond, Indiana. Prior to moving to Valparaiso, I started my own business as a private contractor working for the Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I helped individuals that suffered from a physical and or mental disability get employment. When I was not working with the disabled, I was working working on my Master's Degree in The Studies of Human Behavior. It does not get any easier as we age. I only have 6 courses to go. I hope to pursue my PhD after I am done with my Masters. I have my BA in Sociology and an AA in Counseling. Eventually, I want to work with youth in the addiction and mental health areas. I have a beautiful 19 year old daughter in Hayward, WI and she started college at The University of Wisconsin at River Falls in September, 2012. I used to work in the Chicago area in the union construction trade before I moved to Wisconsin. I decided to relocate to Valparaiso and go back into the union construction trade. My professional career in the counseling field was moving very slowly. The market is very flooded in Wisconsin and the jobs do not pay very well. Most importantly, I need to put my daughter through college. She is my pride and joy and we have a very close and strong relationship. I am currently working on a hazardous project as a union representative in East Chicago, Indiana. Whenever possible, I enjoy all outdoor activities, especially fishing. But I am not limited to the outdoors. I enjoy fine dining, movies, museums, and all activities one can do in Chicago. My interests do not only pertain to big city life. I love the simple things in life too. I am an old fashion man, with old fashion ideologies. It is my pleasure to treat a lady like a lady, regardless of where. I enjoy seeing my significant other happy. When she is happy, she will make it a point to make me happy. Materialistic things are not that important to me anymore. Been there, done that. This is not to say that I do not enjoy traveling to nice places, a decent vehicle, nice clothes, and a clean and comfortable dwelling. I cannot promise you trips around the World or nights at The Taj Mahal. But, I can supply a big chest to lay your head on, a set of ears to listen to you, or a shoulder to cry on if you need it. I am not Brad Pitt, but I have never been called “WOLF DOG UGLY” I would like to meet a lady that keeps herself in shape, with a set of beautiful eyes, nice smile, and a soft sincere heart. Also, I want to spend my time with someone who is not fake and or phony. We all have things from our past that we are not that proud of. It does not matter to me who you "USED" to be or what you did in your past. I am just concerned about who you are now. I want you to be sincere and keep it real. I "really" miss ladies from the Chicagoland area. I never could quite relate to Wisconsin woman. It is hard to pinpoint, but they are not made from the same mold as good ole' gals from the area.
I am open to anything on a first date. It all depends on the time of year. But most importantly, it is what my date would enjoy the most. I am very diversified and can find enjoyment in any activity. I believe that it is important on a first date to be able to have ample time to talk and get to know each other. If there is chemistry, it is irrelevant what you are doing, both parties will enjoy the date. I do miss slow dancing to old school, belly rubbing music, i.e. Barry White, Al Green, Marvin Gaye etc;.