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I'm not a guy who gets bored easily. I enjoy reading, painting with acrylics and watercolors as well as digitally on my computer, video games, sewing/quilting, photography, going to the movies, playing with my dogs, working in the yard, working on my car, shopping, making jewelry, and all types of arts and crafts. I can be a bit of a geek too. If it beeps, lights up, or has buttons that I can press, I'm probably going to want to play with it. The good thing about that is, that my friends always have someone to go to for all of their technical questions.
Most of the time I'm pretty laid back and patient. What I'm doing doesn't matter as much as who I'm doing it with, if that makes any sense. I have a strong sense of what is right and wrong, and have no problem standing up for those views. In college, people told me that I reminded them of Julia Sugarbaker from Designing Women. I guess that is as good a description as any...old fashioned, strong morals, flirty, feisty, caring, artistic...although I must say, I am perfectly content to let her wear the dresses and heels; that just isn't me.
I'd like to find someone to spend time with, laugh with, curl up on the couch and watch movies with, go to dinner with, or take weekend road trips with. I don't have many hang-ups about age so whether you are younger or older, don't be afraid to introduce yourself. If two people hit it off, then age and the "type" you usually go for take a back seat.
Ever have one of those moments when you lose all track of time just laughing and talking to another person. One minute it is 7 p.m., and the next thing you know it is 2 a.m. I love times like that when you talk about everything and nothing and all things in between.
A good first date for me would be dinner and then a movie or going back to one of our homes to watch a movie. If dinner went so well that we never realized we had missed the movie, all the better. Just two people allowing the evening to evolve on its own without any pressure or preconceived notions. I don't believe in all of those superstitions about waiting to call the person the next day either. If I like someone, I let them know and hope they feel the same. The second date could be the very next day if it felt right. Life is to short to play games.