Upfront honesty is a key component when using this type of interaction between people. Besides being real and honest about yourself with others takes less effort and people appreciate it far more than the alternative. Be loved for who you are NOT who you aren't.
So here goes nothing...
I'm funny (hilarious from what others say), creative, loyal, honest, real, and faithful.
I recently had the opportunity to "sell it all" and pursue and live my dream and start my own business. Things are working out very well, and what I do is unique, interesting, creative, and very fun. Is is scary? Yep. But if I passed the chance up, would I ever get it again? Probably not. So, I am going for it. Why not right? I have a place of my own and have a vehicle, my kids are fed daily, and it's nice. I'm my own boss, and the zero stress is AMAZING. This is the time to get to know me... I am unbelievably happy with my life and live it on my own terms and no one else's. I feel like I "get to" wake up every morning, not "have to". Been there done that.
I pride myself in my strong work ethic and the way I treat others. Although making people laugh is the business I am in, play NO games, and my integrity is especially important to me. I don't really ever let people down because I am transparent. I don't believe in BS-ing others to get what I want. I work for what I want, and those who I have built any sort of relationship with throughout my life remember me because of that. My reputation is important to me. I am very ambitious, and believe in working smarter, not harder, and still love being lazy sometimes but, I work hard none the less, and like to play hard as well. I know what I want, and I always go for it. If I fail, I make sure I fail better the next time and keep pushing until I don’t fail. If I can’t reach a goal, it is never from a lack of effort or caring. I am never obsessive, mostly just focused. Attention to detail is what I am good at, and that is why I am successful in what I do (not OCD... ok, we'll maybe a little), so remembering the little things is easy for me. I do that because I learned two exercises; one is to shut my mouth and the other is to always listen attentively. People appreciate that.
I do my own thing, and don’t really ever follow the crowd, but I can fit in anywhere. I have 2 young boys (6 and 10) and take much pride myself in being a great father who is very active in his children’s lives. With that being said, I cannot just “up-and-go” as much as I’d like, but when I make the time to go, I take advantage of my “me” time as much as possible. I would be happy to share my time with the right lady in order to get to know each other.
I like and enjoy sports, but am not loyal to just one team or favor a specific type, so team rivalry isn’t a problem for you diehard fans out there. I can get into watching anything. I also have a very diverse range of interests, but particularly enjoy live music, the theatre, an art walk, an AM hike, work on writing a script, breakfast at a new place downtown, dinner at a friend’s house, a day reading a book drinking a cold drink by the pool, the dog park or doing something active indoors/ outdoors (for obvious reasons… yes it’s “Africa hot” here in AZ). I am not a couch potato, however I do know how to focus and sit in one place for an extended period of time. I do have friends, and I even have pictures of me with them. I am just not into posting pictures of people without their permission.
FYI- I am not a big dumb meathead and will not blindly change for anyone, nor will I ask that of you- Ever. I pride myself in my level of intelligence and am proud of what I have accomplished so far. So if you are a control freak, we will not be a hood fit. You are who you are and I am who I am and that's perfectly fine. It’s taken me several decades to be allowed to figure that out. I am not clingy, do not require constant validation, and value my personal time as well… so what is yours is yours and what is mine is mine. But, I will share what I have and have ALWAYS been one to give more than I get. It would be fantastic actually; not because I need someone to take care of me like “a big kid-with-kids” or take care of my kids, but for the feeling of companionship, having a best friend, someone to laugh with, wake up next to, and enjoy each other for the rest of our lives. I have no motives to invite you to my home for a booty call, one-night stand, or a smash-and-dash. I am all about just meeting up for appetizers and drinks, a coffee, ice-cream, a walk, possibly the bookstore, laser tag, mini golf, a cooking class, cow tipping, purse snatching, whatever … then, if we hit it off and know each other, then I am game for whatever happens. I try not to have any expectations because it can just lead to disappointment. Just figure that it is important to at least try and enjoy the company of and learn about new people. I am VERY open to a monogamous relationship, but dating is traditionally the first step; at least that is what "they" say.7
If there is more you would like to know about me, just send me a message. I am always down for some good conversation but not with too, much email tag, ok?
So don’t be a stranger unless you are hyper, "an uppity ultra-conservative", selfish, politically driven , a bad parent (or an overbearing one like that little Honey Boo-Boo's annoying mom), mean spirited to make yourself feel better, shallow, or a bad kisser... If any of those words describe you, then please remain a stranger. I'm fine with that because I don't even speak your language.
I'm a great catch though... you'll see.. No pressure... just say hi.