I'm a firefighter/ EMT and single father of a seven year old boy and six year old daughter who occupy a lot of my off time. But when I do have time to myself, I love riding bicycles on the Canal or Greenway, running, and swimming- but not on the same day! I'm also into staying fit, which comes with my career, working out twice a day most days (consequently, I'm always hungry and have to eat about five times a day!). But I love doing anything outdoors- fishing, going to the lake or beach, kayaking, camping...you name it! I also collect vinyl records from my favorite punk bands and have a thing for watches. I have an artistic side that I express through painting and playing guitar.....didn't say I was great at it, just that I like doing it!
I think anyone at my age should have reached at least some of their goals. I've managed to reach a lot of mine but I am currently working to obtain my pilot's license. I'm hoping to fly for Angel Flight once I receive my instrument rating and log enough hours in a single engine aircraft to move up to a larger frame, but it's very time consuming and expensive!
I became a firefighter almost 14 years ago because I want to help people- I love the satisfaction that comes from helping someone who is literally have the worst day of their life. I've been described as a masculine geek....I still haven't decided if that's good or bad yet! I'm shy but still wear my feelings on my sleeve. I'm very open and often ask a lot of questions- not trying to be nosey or interrogate you, just interested in people. I'm affectionate to the woman I'm with- opening doors and giving her my coat is a big deal to me! I love the closeness that comes with a serious relationship: sharing feelings and experiences, sending her flowers at work, doing lame house work, cuddling at night while watching a movie.......and yes, the occasional naughty text (don't lie- you think it's exciting too!). And let's be perfectly honest, sleeping alone sucks. But with all of that being said, I do have a**** streak- I am, after all, a fireman: I get a kick out of kicking in doors, breaking glass, tearing apart cars, and running into hot, burning buildings!
My taste in music? Punk. Always.
The kind of woman I'm attracted to is a girly-girl: the kind of woman who does her make-up and nails, calls me to squash spiders and roaches, spends an hour in the shower doing.....whatever before bed, has a massive shoe collection, isn't afraid to let me know that she wants me, is hard working, empathetic, open with her feelings, non-judgemental, honest, and affectionate. Or is asking for a feminine woman too much?
Just an observation, but are there any women on POF who DO NOT love the beach?!
I am learning that most of you do not appear in person the way you do in your profile. Although I understand why you would post your best photos, the contrast has mostly been extreme! This is the same as lying to me. Rest assured, I look just like my photos, if not better.
Drinks, hockey game, dinner theatre, bike ride (the kind with pedals), tappas bar. I'm also not opposed to dinner and a movie- but we'll see the movie first so we'll have something to talk about over dinner!