I'm not a huge fan of this inter-web dating thing, so much left open to interpretation & whatnot.. Its so unnatural too with no history between people..but, seems to be a necessary evil these days to meet anyone. I don't like talking about myself either, so take with a grain of salt.. & please dont feel intimidated by this novel, its just layin it all out there so there's no misconceptions.. blunt, no BS.
I'm very happy on my own, however I would like someone to share lifes adventures with, but not at the cost of being involved with the wrong woman. People with egos really bother me, I think it's important to be humble..dont appreciate sarcasm either.. Also, despite your feelings when you finish reading this, I'm very laid back, optimistic & try to maintain a low level of stress..I'm usually a pretty quiet kinda guy, not a fan of large crowds & busy places..dont like the city, prefer the wilderness to any other option.. I like tranquility, peacefulness, etc.. Im focused & driven, but have a sense of humor, life's too short to be too serious all the time.
I have 2 boys, 8 & 11, they are everything to me, they are my world..my life is no longer about me, but about my boys. I have a heart for kiddos & it saddens me that some struggle. I love my family, but had a very religiously oppressive childhood, abusive in some ways, sheltered to the extreme, minimal social interaction..long story short I have a bit of social anxiety sometimes, but once I know you Im ok :) Having been thru everything I have, I do everything in my power to give my kiddos the absolute best I can & the experiences & love that I didn't get as a child. I do believe in God completely, but I'm not a religious nut- religion is in-fact incredibly corrupted, although I like to go to church once in a while. I feel that our government is also incredibly corrupt.. I don't claim one side or the other, I use my own common sense & moral values to make choices for myself.
I'm a competitive cyclist, love rippin down the mountain..I train at least 3x per week if I can. I've done the Hood to Coast 3 times.. I plan to start competing in triathlons sometime in the next couple years also. I also spend a decent amount of time in the woods building trails & am co-founder of a non profit organization working with the state to further recreational opportunities in SW Washington..I find the outdoors to be very therapeutic, not a lot of people understand that, but their loss :) I'm a simple kinda guy- I love my kids, my dog, truck, bikes, & working with my hands. I'm not into societies standards, stereotypes, way of thinking..I think for myself. I'm a very clean person, I like getting dirty & all, but I find a certain peace in keeping things neat & organized.
I like pretty much all good music, way too much of a subject to just write a little sentence about. Music is powerful, it moves the soul. A few artists I love are: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh, VanMorrison may just be my favorite, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Tom Petty, Eagles, Steve Miller, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaugn, Jonny Cash..quite a few more.. Reggae is gooooood..Bob Marley was/is quite possibly the most amazing/influential musician of all time- that's a subject in itself also :) Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, etc while I train, sometimes even some ice cube lol.
I want to find a true best friend, loyal at all costs, a kindred spirited companion, someone I can truly share life & everything it brings with, together. I greatly value trust & a spirit of understanding, empathy, humor, affection, patience, love, peace.. there are so many important facets of a relationship..Someone who won't run because they feel like somethings not fair or whatever, a relationship will only get better/stronger when people stay together & work things out as a team. It disgusts me how common divorce is these days. Sure there are legit reasons, but what ever happened to 'for better or worse'..worse happens people, no matter how pretty you are- you're gonna make a mistake sometimes. & its the kiddos that end up dealing with it, everyday- they know what's up, they just can't do anything about it & don't know how to express their feelings.. Wouldn't it be nice to know that you have someone that, may be hurt, but loves you anyway because you are everything to them? Feelings can come & go- that is why love is a choice you have to make sometimes when your partner isn't 'making you happy'.. no one is without these moments. I've had plenty of life experiences and been thru a lot, I know who I am, where I'm going & what I want in life.
We are after-all profound examples in the lives of those little ones following in our footsteps, so I have NO interest in:
-party girls, bar flies, shallow, frivolous behaviors & princess do no wrong attitudes.
-if you're fresh out of a relationship or don't know what you want in life.
-if you're always broke because you can't budget & control your finances, or if you don't make an effort to work.
-if you don't know what it takes to live a stable, healthy, mature life..
-also on another note: I am an athlete, I would like to find someone who knows what being athletic is.. you dont have to be able to keep up with me, just exercise once in a while, maybe ride a bike once in a while or jog or something lol..is that too much to ask? ..please care about being health & being fit.. NOT vein & self-absorbed,, healthy & fit.
So if there's any REAL women out there anymore, I would really like to get to know you & see where things go. No BS.
I hope to find someone who is on a deeper level & has some morals. Not to say you don't face struggles or have a past., we ALL do, it's how we handle them & learn from those 'mistakes' & make the necessary changes to better our lives..It would be so nice to meet someone with similar interests & personality type to hang out & share life's adventures together..live life together. It's a journey, not a destination! Life is sooo much more than many of us realize, but it is also more simple than many realize. Our perceptions are our realities, so its incredibly important to have a good head on your shoulders..