Update- Visited Brazil and Peru and had a blast, took too many selfies at Machu Picchu to my own embarrassment.
I am a pretty down to earth man (even though that's not the right statement to make if you are claiming to be one, but thought I'd mention). A man who believes that good manners always open doors that even the best education cannot. Both of my parents have never really stopped dating having been married for over 40 years. I am old fashioned to a certain degree, laugh every chance I get, have a love for the outdoors and anything that involves me being on the water, coffee, campfires, a good scotch/wine, a challenge. I am educated, even-tempered, intellectually curious, ambitious, passionate, hard-working affectionate, caring, ambitious, concerned, supportive and probably another numerous adjectives I can relate myself to, but these are the ones I can think of right now. I believe in treating others the way you would want to be treated. I believe that trust and respect are the most important factors in building a strong and healthy relationship, which can last a lifetime.
I am fortunate enough to have stability in my life at this point, hence, its a perfect time for a relationship, which can ideally lead to a future together. My life is very balanced currently but need that special someone to complete it. I want to spend the rest of my years with my best friend, so basically I am looking for a best friend who would eventually evolve into a great life partner. Someone I can learn from and she can learn from me. I want to feel like my partner can be there for me. I know I will be there for her. When it comes to a loving, lasting relationship, I want to find that one special person that I can feel comfortable with and who has similar interests. Communication I feel is one of the most important factors in keeping a relationship refueled. I want someone who is able to express herself and let me know how she is feeling and what she needs in life and from me.
If you think you'd like long walks next to the Potomac and the memorials , great conversation , hot chocolate / coffee , no matter the weather/season.