It's hard to describe yourself, but I believe that I am highly intelligent even though I don't have an advanced degree, funny to the point of making you pee your pants on occasion, yet serious enough to carry on a good conversation and bring home to the meet the folks. I like listening to live music, playing golf and hockey and spending time at the cabin. I'm a former soldier, current business owner, so I don't have a whole lot of free time. People would probably consider me the life of the party if you know me, and maybe a bit of a smart ass if you don't. You kind of have to have thick skin to deal with me, so a chick who grew up with brothers or mostly works with guys wouldn't hurt. I treat people how I would want to be treated and give more than I take. Not enough to take a missionary trip to Africa or anything like that, but when people I care about need a hand, I'm always there. I can be be suit and tie if needed, but deep down I'm red neck, polo shirt and shorts or jeans and a sweat shirt or t-shirt in this weather. I'm great with tools (get your mind out of the gutter) and can fix just about anything with the proper motivation. I'm about as far from politically correct as you can be, I say whats on my mind and don't care what people think about it... may hurt your feelings occasionally but not too much of a dic* to say sorry. I like tatoo's, but maybe not if they are on your face or something, have a couple myself. I am also into campfires, boating, fishing I guess even though I suck at it. Not really a hunter but am a bit of a gun lover. Mans man, no sissy metrosexual here.
Mostly a one woman guy here, but haven't forgotten how to "play the game" if you push me to that (j/k). I guess I don't have just one type, but I like women, who can be themselves in just about any situation and are comfortable with who they are. I wouldn't mind an athletic girl who plays softball, golf, volleyball or something... thin, athletic or average body style, but if you eat at McDonalds a couple times a week or something like that I'm probably not your hombre. Bonus if you are a good kisser. I'm a bigger guy, built more like a linebacker than a wide receiver if you get my football analogy. I like to go to watch local live music. In the past I kind of vowed never to get re-married and have enjoyed being single but now I'm starting to become more open to the idea.
Between my business and my two little ones (10 & 7)I don't have a lot of time at this point. I plan on selling my business in the future and slowing things down a bit, but for now between the kids sports, my job, etc one to two days a week is all I have to offer, so if you're the type who has to be together non stop to feel "wanted" it probably won't work out very well. If you're someone who also has kids or at least likes the little animals that would help. Kids love me, long before I had any, maybe it's because I play with them on their level. Whether that's barbies, trucks in the sandbox, catch, or watching some tweenie show, I dive right in. I won't really introduce you to mine, unless it becomes more serious down the road. It's up to you if you want to introduce me to yours. Don't bother to do that little flirt option or whatever, if you want to contact me send me something to work with. No pic equals no response, and if I don't get back to you, sorry just get a lot of responses... while I appreciate the sex offers while I'm in uniform, that's not gonna happen. God I sound like a chick.
If this hasn't scared you away yet, you are probably one in a million, so contact me now!
**Update** - Wow, talk about rude. Unsolicited advice about putting up a picture in uniform holding a weapon right next to a kid. Those kids love American soldiers, we give them candy bars, meals, kick a soccer ball around, play with them even for just a few minutes, let them be a kid. If you have something against soldiers why would you possibly contact me? I love soldiers, they fight for the freedoms they themselves don't get to enjoy. No, I'm no longer on active duty, but I will always be a soldier.
Update 2. Thanks for all the emails. I guess pof was right about uploading pics... My award winning personality didnt get me very far so I guess I will have to rely on my good looks. No I am not in the military any more, I took an early out a little over a year ago. I sometimes miss it, then come to my senses. No, I wasnt special forces... Anyone that tells you they are (Jesse Ventura) probably isnt, wasnt, or was in a supporting role, or just wants to get laid. I never had to kill anyone, have been shot at more than a few times, hit once but my vest got it, but thats it (the questions you ladies ask).
Update 3 - Taking my pics down for the time being, overa hundred emails in one day, wow already some very interesting people and a few fruit loops.
Update 4 - Seriously gun haters, I appreciate the entertainment you continuously provide me so I have come up with a challenge of sorts to test your anti gun resolve. You will dress up in your hottest outfit, wear your most expensive jewelry, and walk half a mile on Broadway and 94 in north Minneapolis at 2am. If you don't find yourself wishing you had a gun or an armed escort at least once I will buy you dinner, lol.
Update 5 - I will admit it takes a special girl to put up with me and my schedule, more less love me. I personally take things slow and develop feelings over time, this can be mistaken for "not being serious" or "being a player". I tell things like they are, and can't stand to be second guessed over and over. I won't settle but there is no way that I know to bypass the dating process to find "her".
Update 6 - I'm not trying to be a douche bag but if your pictures are 50lbs ago or taken at some funny angle or special mirror to make you look thin... I mean come on... I don't care if you are thick, but own it. This military pic is old but any I send you will be current, just ask.
Update 7 - Like you I talk to more than one person on here and wont apologize for it. Getting one of your pof girlfriends to contact me and chat me up do you can compare notes is "playing games" and I choose not to participate and will block you and tell you to lose my number if you happen to have it.