Beginning to think that this is a royal waste of time with some of the responses I am getting or are there just no good woman left in POF's pond.
1. You have completely forgotten how to communicate like an adult and not some teenager. I mean I understand a few "lol, :), omg" but not to the point where I have to decipher the entire email.
2. I won't deny that I do enjoy flirting in initial emails because it's fun but seriously, I am not impressed with nor will response with anything other than a deletion of the email with any flirting that would garner anything above a G rating. I hope that if you do read my profile that you would understand that I am not attracted to women that would even consider doing that to someone that they are trying to get to know via POF.
3. Finally, if your idea of healthy living is a diet coke with your value meal and you make a PR today from the couch to the kitchen today then keep fishing. No, I am not an uber healthy and I have set PR to and from my kitchen, but I honestly do try to live a healthy lifestyle and want the same of someone that I spent my life with....
4. .IF YOU ARE NOT SINGLE, THEN DONT CONTACT ME & IF CONTACTED YOU BECAUSE YOU LIED ON YOUR PROFILE ABOUT YOUR STATUS THEN PLEASE JUST IGNORE ME...THANK YOU.
I must admit that I really do not enjoy writing these things and haven't written one in years. I believe the best introduction is an oldie but a goody; "Hello, my name is...." which if I am lucky will open up an engaging conversation. Though since I can't really use it then I guess I can hope you will enjoy a non-writer's attempt to entice you enough to read enough to lead to an engaging conversation later.
Alright, let me start with something that even though a lot of women find it attractive don't understand the sacrifice that come along with that attraction. I am a soldier with the National Guard and even though that doesn't mean that I am full time, it could mean that I could be activated or deployed at any given time and have been twice since 2009. If you can't understand your potential sacrifice with being with a soldier nor want to make that sacrifice, I completely understand and wish you the best in your search on POF.
Now a little about the me...
I have never been married by my choice or by His grace, nor have any kids. I am not adverse to either and actually desire both but I just haven't yet found the woman to fulfill that desire. Though I have accept the fact that kids may not be in her desire or that she may already have kids, which only means I will spoil my nephews as I currently do or I will spoil hers.
I am a Christian; even if my life may not always exemplify the highest standard of that title, it is who I am and strive to be. You see I understand that my faith is a struggling and painful maturing process which includes both failures and successes, and not just a shiny moniker that I wear to make my Grandma smile. I shamefully must admit that I almost didn't include this about me due to the fact of the many "non-religious" I found on POF as I perused the site. I finally decided that it would be better to be transparent and truthful than to hurt someone or be hurt because of our differences of opinion on religion or belief that will eventually surface as we began to get to know each other.
Now some random one-liners about me...
Now I do enjoy a good craft beer and I agree with whoever said; "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us happy." but that isn't to say I won't enjoy a nice glass of wine on the right occasion.
I love to run, especially trails but if running isn't your thing then how about a hike through the woods or a walk in the park? (Hint: If you don't have already have a slight interest in a active lifestyle then I probably won't respond...)
I love my family and even though they might be quite odd to some, they are nonetheless loved my all and can't wait for me to add to the family, any suggestions because I was thinking a puppy.
Oh when ask by POF to choose a fish, I choose a turtle can you tell me why? (Hint:Dude!)
I am not saying anything else and your best interrogating methods will only get name, rank, serial number...lol
Now the "what am I looking for" portion of this craziness...(just a heads up, don't stark me on facebook and send me an friend invite if we have never talked or haven't talked for more than one conversation...very "glen close" unattractive.)
Sadly, I wish I had thought of this but its still so true...."I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye"
I am not looking for someone to complete me or for me to complete, but rather someone that I can accompany and that will accompany me on the adventure and exploration called life.
Confident enough in herself and accolades yet humble enough not to stumble over either.
Motivated and driven to accomplish all that she desires but not so much that she misses an opportunity to laugh, smell the flowers, or that accomplishments aren't as great if not shared with others.
Knowledge of the world both old and new not only to educate but to learn as well.
An imagination fueled with a fearless mischief that will respect yet explore, excite, and entertain in a way to better her as well those and the world around her.
A heart with no bounds and so aware that it not only sees the needs of those close to it but also those less fortune that it may not know at all.
Accept the fact that we may have aged but has always cherished and held onto the ageless wonder of a child. Because she know that no matter what season of life we are in; that there will always be puddles to splash, sandcastles to build, leaves to dive into, and snow angels to create .
Most importantly, she will help me live out a quote I learned many years ago from a man wiser than me..."The greatest tragedy in life is not what happens to you but rather what you miss...miss nothing!"
Then one day we can sit back and laugh as we say "remember when we..."
I don't think there is a formula nor a script for a good date, but rather just a setting where we can talk and get to know each other beyond POF's mandatory requirements. Also, I probably need to have a refreshing drink to quench your thirst after reading through the whole Encyclopedia Britannica which was my description...lol