Once you get past the self-deprecating humor, you will soon learn that I'm a raging egomaniac. Nah, that's not true, either. Weird things happen to me; nothing that you should be afraid of, but just realize that if we get together, you're in for a roller coaster ride. How do you just say that you're a nice, successful guy looking to share his life with his future soul mate? I guess that would do it. Friendship is not at all out of the question, it’s welcomed.
I work in transportation sector but my ultimate goal is to move to Financials as that’s what I’m good at. I'm not married to my work, Things are different now, but I look forward to taking some chances. My family is my anchor and the paradigm of everything that I aspire to be. I'm fortunate to have them in my life, not to mention a legion of close friends from high school and college. I love staying up late -- whether it's to party, have a poker night, a hockey game, (BTW oiler fan) watch a good movie or just read a good book -- but I almost always sleep in on weekends. My dream trip is taking the Orient Express from Paris to Venice to Budapest, and then relaxing on a Greek island. Are you in?
About the One I'm Looking For:
I smile when I think of you. I walk down College Avenue and I want to buy you a $400 purse that you pointed out but would never get for yourself. You like kids. You put up with my mom. (She means well; really, she does!) You fawn over me, massage me before bed and have a highly developed sense of sarcasm. I think it's cute when you snort as you laugh. You make fun of me when I can't leave the house without forgetting my cell phone. You act younger than you look because I like mature women who haven't forgotten what it's like to be a girl.
My Perception of an Ideal Relationship:
After a 4-year relationship, it's even clearer to me that there's not just one person out there. And even if you get lucky and meet a winner, there's a mountain of work ahead, no matter what. It's knowing that the work is worth it, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which redeems the institution of marriage. I'm not looking to jump into anything, but I'm a firm believer in chemistry and wouldn't turn my back on someone incredible just because I'm recently single. A perfect relationship is one in which the reality is not that far from your fantasy. As long as you have a realistic fantasy, you are bound to one day find your perfect match.
What I've Learned from Past Relationships:
It's better to understand than to be understood. Laughter can save a relationship; lack of laughter can kill it. Having kids makes you a better person, but it will also complicate your marriage in ways impossible to understand from the outside. And finally, this being-single thing isn't going to be nearly as bad as I thought it might be...
It doesn't involve a chain of restaurant dinner, coffee, a roller coaster or a movie. It may involve eating, excitement or entertainment. It definitely involves me, you and a long chat.