I have been raising my daughter on my own now for 14 years and that has been my primary focus. I think I'm finally ready to start dating again. My daughter is in high school now and she thinks it's about time I got a boyfriend. I've been very independent for a long time so I will be taking this slowly. I have a good career, my own home and 2 lovable but only marginally well behaved mutts. I'm a bit of an introvert and I sometimes find it difficult to get to know new people because I am quiet and a bit shy until you get to know me. I'd like to meet someone who is more outgoing and fun to be around and can draw me out of my shell because I like to do a lot of fun things. Anything involving beer and being on the water and I am there. I love kayaking especially. I'm into music and books. I'm fairly well read and tried to teach myself the guitar a few years ago. I'm not really much good but I can bang out a few songs and sing along. I've travelled a bit and i have a yearning to see more of the world. I'm hardworking, responsible, and honest to a fault, and if these adjectives don't apply to you then you probably shouldn't even bother to write. I'm a fairly liberal democrat so that would exclude you tea party types too. What I am really looking for is a companion and a friend. Looks are really not important if you can make me laugh! I tend to have a very dark outlook and perverse and sarcastic sense of humor and I'd love to find someone that gets me. Bonus points if you know your way around a tool belt!