I'm single and usually quite happy that way but I do miss having someone to share the good times (and even the not so good times) with. I'm very fortunate in having a job that I love with coworkers I enjoy. My family is important to me, but we're not in touch on a daily basis and we live our own lives.
In a relationship I think it's important for each of us to have our own lives and identities. I'm very supportive of my partner but I don't expect or want to be together 24/7. Boys' night out is just fine as long as you don't object to girls' night lol.
It takes me a while to trust someone and really open up, but once I do I'm fiercely loyal and passionate. It can take time to get to know me, but it's worth it in the long run ;-) . I miss having that person to confide in, to touch, to kiss etc. Physical affection is important in a relationship (at least it is to me, and if 2 people aren't on the same page in that department, is there really much point?!)
I love animals, particularly dogs and horses. I ride, but certainly don't expect you to. I dragon boat 2x/wk...love it! I'm a hockey fan, not into the bar scene but enjoy a good pub. I'm not a barbie doll or a model.....so if that's what you're expecting to find...good luck out there! I'm very honest and expect the same in return. I don't ask for much really...be honest and do what you say you're going to. I'm not into mind games and haven't the time or patience for them in others, so if we're communicating, and either of us decides we're not a match, let's just say so and not leave the other wondering. I like a variety of music (not including country/rap/'dance'). I'm not one for going out for fancy dinners (once in a while, okay, but not often)...I'd rather do something casual together. A walk, a movie, evening with friends, a night in front of the fire...whatever!
I appreciate any messages, I really do, but I'm sorry...if all you say is "Hi" or "How's it going", the odds of a reply are pretty slim ;-)
(if I've added you as a favourite, but haven't said anything, it's just that I was only on for a moment and flagged your profile so that I could find it later when I have time to actually read it)
Best of luck!
First meeting, something casual and low-pressure! Meet for a drink (alc or not), chat, walk..whatever! I'm always up for something humiliating like mini-golf, bowling, pool. (suck at all but give them a try every few years) ;-)