Hi there my name is Ron and thought I would try this site again. I am a widower and lost my best friend to a terminal disease and know what a loving, honest and healthy relationship is all about and would love to find it again. If you don't have a outgoing personality, a people person and have a great sense of humor, or having problems talking open and honestly, well then your most likely not the person for me. I am a very open and honest person, very loving, caring and very affectionate with the right person. One trait I really admire in a woman and friend, is someone who is not afraid to speak their mind and share with me their feelings, thoughts, opinions and ideals. Openness and honesty is the key to a healthy relationship. I am a giver in a relationship and look for a giver as well. We givers do not do well with the takers in this world, as we tend to want to get back the love and affection we're capable of giving of ourselves. I love free thinkers and open minded people. So if your the type that judges other people for age, religion or political affiliation, then you can just keep moving on to the next profile. I would like to find someone with a sense of humor and playful sarcasm is welcomed here. I only surround myself with friends who are tell it like it is so to speak, so don't try to be something your not and walk on eggshells around me and say what you think I want to hear. Just be yourself, be open and honest and you will have my respect and friendship. I do have kids still at home and have been raising them on my own since my wife passed away. So if a man with kids is a deal breaker, then keep moving on to the next profile. I am sincere in finding that person I share that special connection and chemistry with that leads to a strong friendship first. I actually like to read a profile and try to make a connection before writing them. Physical attraction is nice, but I am more about chemistry than any other thing. I think we all have some type of personal preference in what we search for here. Mine is I am not into plus size women. I like a woman of slim to average build and she does not have to be a Barbie doll or a 10 on the man scale. Well if your still reading which I hope you are, then maybe we should talk and get to know each other. Thank you for stopping in to check out my profile and if your sincere in your search as I am, then lets talk and maybe you will be pleasantly surprised what you find here.
Oh yeah, I am not real sure why they make you chose under (Intent) hang out, friends, dating or long term. LOL I mean don't common sense dictate that you must first talk, hang out, become friends, date and then if your a match it turns into long term. I had to chose something so don't let my long term scare you off, LOL I mean I am looking for my best friend before anything else.
I do not believe in going on a real first date and that includes dinner and movie. I mean if you meet this person and have no chemistry then why sit through a whole night waiting for it to be over. LOL I think common sense dictates that if you have chemistry over the phone, then both parties should do a informal and casual meet and greet. You know someplace quiet where there is no pressure like a park, coffee shop, walk by the lake, where you can both talk openly and get to know more about each other and see if there is chemistry. If the meet and greet goes well, then a real date can be scheduled or the meet and greet extended. I do not understand why so many on here pick a movie for the ideal first date. I mean how can you talk openly to get to know someone in a movie. LOL....... DUH!