I am from northeastern Ohio. That is where my family and friends reside. I am pretty open and easy to talk to. I have realized that I am pretty set in my ways... hard to talk about all of my peculiars in a form that is not a dialogue. I am here to meet people and see where it goes... I would like to have a relationship but I am not interested in moving too fast. I want to meet in person and see if there is attraction/chemistry... after that I would want to move slowly. Dinner dates, maybe get together on weekends. I don't want to take up all your time... just feel like I'm apart of something. The best relationships are great friendships first. I would be a great step father... but I won't ever physically be a father alone, like a single mother can. Single mothers can put their kids first... that's understood, actually kind of expected. But here's my thing... in a relationship if you don't want to make the other person a priority then your choosing to raise your kids alone (my opinion.)
Note: Lots of pets (like more than 3 to 4) are a deal-breaker and my family/friends are important to me. If you can't accept them... then we won't make it. I've found the need to be more than obvious with this information: I do want kids, but am easy going about it. If it is going to happen great, but I'm not forcing it. With that, I can accept being a step parent, but ideally I'm looking for a situation where I have the opportunity for having my own. I have 3 nieces that I adore... I am their favorite Uncle. I am great with young kids. With my job, I have a lot of experience dealing with teenagers. I have great rapport building skills and am an awesome uncle/mentor/support, etc.
I won't/don't/never will chase women... if you need someone pursuing you and obsessing about seeing you, constantly asking you out, about your day, etc.... then I'm not for you. My advice would be for you to grow up and look more closely at how you approach dating. Meeting for coffee or for dinner really is an easy decision to make... going on from there can get harder but still is a just a choice to make.
I would like a nice dinner or anything that is not threatening to either person. Anywhere we could talk would be great. Just a fair warning - I have an intense and strong personality (or so I have been told.) I speak my mind and not interested in wasting anyone's time. I am not into the loud and crowded bar scene.