I'm beginning to think Internet dating is perhaps the most superficial method of meeting a person. I make people laugh and smile on a daily basis but here one is instantly summed up with picture and a paragraph. The irony is not lost on me especially since most of the profiles want a stable, nice guy. I think I'd have better results with a neon sign reading "OVER HERE".
Put simply I'm a normal, hard working single dad who loves his children. I would like to share the little moments chatting while cooking, enjoying a bowl of popcorn while watching a movie, strolling down the street holding hands, or just being content with the company he's keeping. Or better yet...ask me to join you in one of your activities. I will probably say "Yes" just because you asked. I may be a nerd, but don't discount me because of it. I used to skydive for fun almost every weekend in my twenties.
Silly? Romantic? Old fashioned?...I don't know but it's the simple little things that capture your heart. I'm the nice guy who finishes last, but I'm also the nice guy who is honest and doesn't break a woman's heart. Remember that guy friend you had in high school who consoled you after another guy broke your heart. You said your friend was funny and nice. You said you wished your ex could be more like the person who was mending your heart. Then you chased after the guy who made you cry once again while your friend shook his head in disbelief. Well in high school I was the "shoulder to cry on" guy. Almost got into counseling because of it.
Take a chance. Send me a message or just reply. But take a chance because every time you elect to delete an unread message you are just killing off a possibility of finding the person that takes your breath away.
The first date should always be about keeping it simple. Want to take a walk? Want to grab dessert? Want to just hang out? Dinner? Absolutely...I'm flexible. Let's plan it together. I'd rather do something we both enjoy. Basically what I really care about is the opportunity to communicate openly and honestly from the start.