I've become painfully aware that my profile sucks, as so far women I have messaged either ignore me outright or flee in terror (some I've noticed even deleted their profiles, I only ever ask to talk). So, with that in mind, I'm redoing this section by doing what I do best, ramble on about random stuff about me. Here goes nothing...
I've been separated 6 years now. We are mutually done with each other, remain polite for the kids sake, and generally stay out of each others way. Divorce is, of course, a complicated thing and is taking time to get to. I didn't plan on being a Gregorian monk, so I am ready now to move on and not willing to sit dormant til the ink on the paper's dry.
I've got 3 awesome kids, 2 whom are "out of the nest" and my youngest is entering high school. I usually have her on the weekends, but she would understand if I needed a weekend or time to date.
I've only had 2 relationships in my life, the ex and a woman I worked with. Tried the dating thing, which turned to a fwb kind of situation, except I couldn't separate my feelings. I "fell" for her, but it became clear she was not into me emotionally, so we broke up. I learned that the fwb situation doesn't work for me. When I engage intimately I cannot keep from making it more in my head that it means to my partner. For the future I want to take my time and get to know someone and let the feelings grow from that instead of a roll in the hay done in haste.
I guess I'm a bit old fashioned. I believe that being a gentleman is still appreciated, and dinner/movie night is still preferable than clubbing. For an initial meeting we should have lunch, somewhere quiet where we can talk and see if we're a match. I pay, of course :D
I said "other religion" up above, by that I mean I believe that something is watching over me, I have proof of that which I'll gladly talk about when we meet, but I do not believe in an omniscient, blackmailing babysitter watching and judging whether I ate ham on a Wednesday or not. I do good things because it makes me feel good to do them.
Yea I'm a bit of a liberal...but I don't like to talk politics.
I have a wide taste in music, only I don't do country, mainstream pop, or gospel. If its got a beat I can dig it.
A short list of the tv/cable shows I'm into: The Walking Dead, Justified, the recent Fargo series (so good), Game of Thrones, TrueBlood, Sons of Anarchy, From Dusk til Dawn (the new series on El Rey network, a superior-to-the-movie version), 24-Live Another Day, basically I'm an action/fantasy/horror nerd lol.
I haven't seen a lot of movies lately, cause going alone is lame, but I'll watch just about anything.
I like games. Board games, card games (except poker style, can't bluff or lie worth a damn), role-playing games, video/computer games, etc. Its the kid in me I guess.
Update: If I message you, I'm not going to message again til you message back. Its a fine line we guys have to walk here between pursuit and stalking. If you message back, its shows interest, and then I'll continue conversation. I won't be "that guy" that keeps messaging and messaging til its annoying, showing interest will allow me to "pursue" in an appropriately gentleman-like manner.
My Type: Figured I'd give some insight on what I look for in a woman. Truth to tell I can find the beauty in anyone, but after my last relationships I've decided to narrow down certain qualities I most admire/desire. I would love to meet a Libra, that is my most compatible sign, but I'll give any sign a chance! I'm also fond of "curvy" women. That word has a rather broad connotation, but ideally I find a woman whose proportionate, no matter the size, is what I'm attracted to. That and I don't want a woman who is more than 50 lbs heavier than me (I'm usually between 200 and 210 lbs., my "few extra pounds" is all in the belly). Any hair or eye color works for me, but I'm extremely partial to red heads and green eyes, a combination of the two would be spectacular!
That's it for now, I'll put more if I think of anything!