Online dating sucks and it continues to baffle the hell out of me, seems to be a lot of fakes and flakes but since I work a lot, have priorities and since I dont go out to places (bars) where you can meet singles that often, here I am... still hoping for the best. My life is a work in progress, do I think I am perfect? Hardly. But I am a nice, fun, honest and respectful man and I do have my goals and ambitions as to where I am going and what I want out of life.. just havent gotten there fully.... yet. Now while my intent is listed on here as just dating that doesn't mean I am not opposed to a long term relationship some day, truly that would be nice. However I do not believe a relationship happens over night and I won't just jump in to an instant relationship. Feelings and trust are built over time... if we are not on the same page with this I apologize but its a must for me.
I am the father of 3 amazing, beautiful and talented kids. My youngest is 14 and just started high School and lives with his mom but I am very involved and help coach my Son’s baseball. Other than that as I said earlier I am a nice, caring, respectful man. I don't think I am "ALL THAT" nor do I have a big ego. I am me, what you see is what you get. I don’t pretend to be anything or something I am not. I believe in honesty and open communication. While I do have a serious side I am more fun loving, playfully sarcastic, goofy at times and just playful in general. I refuse to grow old gracefully, by that I mean I don't walk around all stuffy acting or come across like I have a stick up my butt. I love sports and the outdoors. I like to golf, go hiking, fishing, really want to start kayaking. PHOTOGRAPHY is a passion of mine, I am very much into landscape and nature photography so taking road trips where there is some good scenery is always good. I like quiet nights at home relaxing on my patio, BBQ's, talking and just kicking back maybe watching a movie. I have not been in a serious or committed relationship for about 5 years now.Couple different reasons why but mostly by choice and not having met the right one. I dont serial date nor will I date someone just for the sake of dating or just to havie someone in my life. I would rather be alone for the right reasons than with someone for the wrong reasons. When I do love its for keeps and unconditional. I have been told I have the whole "Southern Gentlemen" vibe... opening doors, ladies first etc. It actually hasn't seemed to benefit nor been appreciated in any way when it comes to dating but I am to old to change now lol
Who I'd like to meet? Most important qualities I look for are complete honesty and integrity, Someone who has some humility to them. If you have ever been called a flake or flakey on more than two occasions please pass me by, I have a general rule of thumb about people’s behavior if it is bad. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence and three times is a pattern. I am not big on second chance when it comes to flakes and phony people. I dont have the time nor patience for that anymore. I would like the person I spend time with to also believe and practice in the notion that "Actions speak louder than words" and that they"Say what they mean and means what they say". No dang guessing games, just be up front and honest, its not that difficult. Someone who will become my best friend and one day hopefully more and I can get off of this dang site!! LMAO. And lastly, physical attraction is just as important to me as a mental connection. Let’s be honest, when you first meet someone you see them before you hear them speak. It is the start of that spark that can ignite into something more, that being said, physically I notice the eyes, lips and smile first. Just sayin.
Turn on's: A warm and engaging smile, eyes you can get lost in , a soft sexy voice, kissable lips and nice legs in torn or holy jeans.;-)
Turn off's: Self indulgent, self absorbed behavior. Arrogance. Ultra Needy. And what I like to call the Princess Syndrome. :-( Arrogance truly is such an unattractive quality)
OHHH and someone who has a sense of humor, is playful and able to tolerate me and my occasional goofiness. Someone who likes road trips, likes nature and appreciates photography would be a bonus. It’s one of my passions so someone who gets that would be nice
OHHH!! OHHH!!! and if you are a SF. Giants Gamer babe... HUGGEEE Bonus Points...
Ok so if you are still reading this rambling you can take a look at my interest and if you think we might hit it off feel free to shoot me an email (I probably won’t email first) but please understand I have a very good idea of what I am looking for in someone and what I am attracted to, both with personality and looks so if I don’t respond back to your email please don't take it personal,its not. and lastly... yes I do live in Redding... but I am not opposed to moving and relocating if Ms. Wonderful decides to ever reveal herself to me lol