Most important quality I look for:
I will be honest, I wonder if anyone else finds themselves disenthralled with long and detailed (must have) profiles. I recognize we would all like to share what qualities are important to us and not have others present themselves as the "perfect" match. But the reality is there is no perfect person, but Christ. We are all flawed and hoping to find someone to love us in spite of our imperfections. Please know, I do need my significant other to be a woman of integrity who can get a prayer through, laughs often, gives of herself generously, enjoys witty AND intellectual conversation, and loves to cuddle; everything else is icing on the cake.
Loving arms seeking one body to embrace!
I never really know what to say or what may catch the interest of the kind of woman I seek. I am a father of two sons whom I love dearly. I have them full-time. I make time for them and they know that I am their number one fan. I do not have any drama-like issues with their mother.
I enjoy going to flea markets, estate sales and thrift shops. I don't always buy; I don't always have anything in mind to buy when I go either. In the past, it was private time for me, but I think I'd be interested in having a companion share my hobby.
I like different types of music. I will amaze you with the random mix I have been exposed to over the years.
I went to Appalachian State University and was a scholarship athlete there. I love my school and think it is one of North Carolina's hidden wonders! I sing in a male chorus. Though I have a white collar job, I work with my hands very well. I am easy going for the most part, but I do get hot around the collar for some things (messing with my kids, my money, those I care about). I attend church services regularly.
I find we make time for the people and the things we want to make time for as a part of dating and growing. I don't seek to hog or abuse anyone's time and I expect the same in return. I prefer the phone over email. I understand texting may have to be an option at times, and meeting in person between schedules may take some effort. I am willing, are you?
I want something we can agree to do. I don't mind to plan the evening, but I accept suggestions. Afterall, it could be the beginning of something nice. I like to have the right scale. Sometimes, we click on different levels and a first date should reflect that. I want to get to know you and see your facial expressions. But then, I hope to know a good bit about you already. I will ask questions and hope you do the same. Over dinner would be nice. If the comfort level is there, I would be in favor of a more intimate/quiet meeting place. All in all . . . to be determined.