** It would be nice to meet somebody who is confidant, outgoing, funny, honest, sensitive, flirty, loves to laugh, sarcastic, enjoys the outdoors (but also knows how to enjoy a lazy day just watching old movies on the couch)...
I have always been more attracted to women who are a little forward, blunt, and willing to give me their REAL opinion. If it's on your mind, just say it with confidence. I doubt you'd make me blush, or hurt my feelings.
**Hobbies, and things I enjoy?
I love to tell goofy stories and make others laugh. I love watching movies, but I don't really watch many TV shows. I enjoy camping, floating the Clackamas River, getting together with friends, beach trips, BBQ's, Saturday Market, going to car shows, etc. I love nature, but I'm not a tree hugger, I can relax just reading a book, I think hammocks are the greatest invention ever made. I've also started to go to the gym to get back into shape (I'm not bad now, just want to firm up before I hit 40).
I usually try to float the Clackamas River at least once a week during the summer. During the winter months, I'm usually looking for something cozy to do. I'll go skiing occasionally, but you'll usually find me in the lodge for at least part of the day (soaking up the fire and maybe a Spanish Coffee? haha).
I don't mind finding "cheap" things to do together (happy hour, yard sales, picnic lunches, a game of pool, cheap theater night, etc.), I'd rather save up for a few "nice" weekends, than go to a bar EVERY time I want to get out of the house. (Don't get me wrong! I don't mind grabbing a drink at the end of a long day to unwind, or meeting up with friends for a night out. But, I'm not 23 anymore, so "Clubbing" is probably not a weekly activity for me.)
I'm really attracted to women who have their own interests, especially if they are willing to share some of them. I'm always willing to try anything at least a few times, before deciding if it's for me or not.
Eventually, I'd like to travel a little more, or at least to other parts of the country. Most of my vacations have only been along the west coast (Disneyland, Vegas, Seattle, etc.)
I'm lucky enough to be self employed, with an extremely flexible schedule. No, I'm not a "sugar daddy", (it's still a newer start up), but I can still afford to have some fun, and get my bills paid.
** More about myself, and what I'm looking for here? Hmmm...
I think I'm pretty easy going. I don't know what to expect from "online dating", and I really don't want to turn finding someone into a "homework project". I don't have any emotional baggage. No crazy ex's to avoid. Any of my previous relationships "evolved" from a "friendship" first, so it was always easy to be myself.
I feel like the "online" profile is a gamble... I might meet a few nice people along the way, (probably at least one CRAZY one too).
I'm comfortable with meeting somebody new, and just hoping for the best. Not everybody we meet online is gonna have that "spark" with us, but that's okay! That doesn't mean we should "give up" on the search... Because, "If there IS a spark", and you're lucky enough to meet your next BEST FRIEND... That's worth the effort of being on here!
** I am the proud father of my 10 yr. old daughter (almost 11) and I am still good friends with my ex-wife (who is now remarried to a pretty nice guy). And yes, I do realize how LUCKY I am, to have such a "drama free" life as a divorcee.
I also have joint custody, and shared residency (which means I spend alternating weeks with my daughter). During my "Daddy weeks", she is my only priority, and gets most of my attention. This is important to understand, so that I'm not expected to "find a sitter" or "leave her home alone", just so I could race out the door to meet somebody. I also don't want a stranger to just wander in (or out) of her life, so I'm not planning on introducing her to anybody new, until a friendship has evolved into a pretty serious relationship...
Curious about more? Just ask... I'm an open book (obviously). You just read Chapter 17! LOL
I like the idea of a mellow first meeting, somewhere that we can actually "hear" each other.
I think it's easier to just meet for a coffee, a drink, or an iced tea, and relax somewhere comfortable.
That gives us both a chance to decide if you're "crazy", or if I'm a "Self absorbed, narcissistic, selfish, blabber mouthed jerk, who didn't even stop talking long enough to hear a word you were trying to say". (Chances are that you wouldn't think I'm "that" bad... But hey, at least I'm lowering the expectations, right?) LOL Who knows? But seriously, a casual "Hi, how's it going" type meeting, seems easy enough to start with... :-)
If we clicked, great! We could plan something a little more fun or spontaneous. Or, if we don't click it's not a big deal. I think today, it's okay for people to say "Hey, it was nice meeting you, but I don't think we've got much to go on here."
But... On a REAL date, with somebody that I had a mutual "spark" with????
There are soo many cool things to do! When I'm with the right person, I'm a romantic, flirt. I like to open doors (not because a woman can't, or shouldn't. But because it's a nice thing to do). I'm not opposed to making a picnic lunch on the living room floor. Holding hands, while walking through the Saturday Market. Kissing on the Waterfront, in a way that other couples get jealous (but not so tacky that they say, "get a room!"). Moonlight drives, with no destination, just an excuse to chat about life. And after the first year or so, we can just rent a redbox and fall asleep on the couch (kidding! but couch cuddling is nice).