The Bald Dude Above
I've been off the market for a good decade now, so let's see if I remember how to do this.
First, let me scare off half of the people that will only read the first few lines, and say that I am NOT looking for a relationship. Oh no!!
If you're still reading, that's because I believe that something real cannot be forced. I've done that before and lost a lot of precious time. I'm looking to meet some intelligent, fun-loving, beautiful people and let whatever destiny has in store develop naturally. Worse case scenario, I make some great friends, have some memorable adventures, and might even find someone to share the rest of the journey with.
About me? I’ve spent my career in management/director roles. I have a great home on the lake in Hendersonville (also in the process of renting out a few rooms, so let me know if you hear of anyone looking). I listen to all types of good music, keep up with Tennessee Football (Vols and Titans), and want to try almost any experience I can at least once. I have a fun car, lots of toys, and know how to cook, clean, and be happy all by myself.
I’m very outgoing, love to have fun, joke all of the time but know how to be serious too. I can be very blunt, have a quick wit, and often say unexpected things just for the reaction. I can usually find the humor in almost anything. I tend to be an overachiever, sticking with anything I do till I get it right or can do it well (which is why I've intentionally stayed away from golf since it’s not that kind of sport). I’ve made bad decisions, usually with good intentions, but have learned from each one so I can move forward with as few regrets as possible. I’m a true friend, I often puts others needs first, and refuse to live life without passion. I’m honest to a fault, so don’t ask unless you really want to know (I’m not dumb enough to tell you that your outfit makes your butt look big if you ask, but I might tactfully suggest that other dress). I've never cheated on anyone, and have always been able to say no in situations I may have found myself in over the years. I don't quit, and have always believed that there's nothing that I can't do (except for read a woman's mind with 100% accuracy. I'd be rich if I could swing that one and not be on here). I question everything and develop my own opinions. I’m good at seeing the whole picture, and I still believe that people are inherently good at heart if you give them a chance. I believe that being a gentleman is not a weakness or needy. I think that while most people want to find true love, there are so few that have experienced enough, and learned the lessons, to be ready for it. I want to experience everything life has to offer in the limited time we’re allotted this time around.
What I’m looking for in my perfect partner? I’ll paint you a picture of her as soon as I find her. Some of the traits I think that I’m looking for (and I could always be proven wrong) - Someone who can have a difference of opinion and intelligently debate it without turning it into a personal attack. Someone that can share their real feelings, and save the head games. Someone that doesn't sweat the small stuff, has a glass half full outlook, and understands that life is too short to be pissed off all of the time. Someone with a love of life, a sense of adventure, and an incredible sense of humor. She has a thirst for knowledge, can do anything that she puts her mind too, and is a little stronger than she looks, both physically and mentally. A woman that still knows how to be sexy (a rapidly growing lost art form), and can enjoy intimacy and romance well beyond “the newness” stage. She owns a little black dress or two, take's pride in her appearance though it's a matter of pride and class versus a sense of self-worth, and will always be the person behind the camera for the "People of Wal*Mart" site, never in front of it unless she's pointing at the main attraction. She's passionate about something/s non-material. She's witty and sometimes lacks a filter from her brain to her mouth (like me). She laughs for seemingly no reason sometimes, but she'll always share that thought that brightened up her day with me and she'll know that I'll get it too. She chooses kindness by default. Someone that understands relationships work both ways and require commitment, and that “greener grass” is usually in your own back yard if you’ll turn on the water. I don’t care if you can cook, since I’m quite capable, but clean and organized are a must (no slobs). Someone that enjoys kissing every day, the real ones, not that little pop kiss that becomes the norm when the laziness starts. Someone with the same giving nature, love of life, and driven to excel. One that knows that jealousy is simply a lack of trust, and that trust is a vital part of any successful relationship. Someone that will still be able to surprise me every once in a while. Someone that openly expresses both their pleasure and pain. Someone that enjoys my enjoyment, and allows me to enjoy theirs. And someone with all of those little things that I can’t imagine right now, but I’ll know when I see them.
Until then, I’m looking forward to making new friends, finding romance, experience emotional highs and lows, and squeezing every bit of life I can out of each day. If I've peaked your interest at all, please feel free to drop me a line or two about yourself. Also, check out the needs and chemistry tests above for even more insight.
***Here's a great place to pause for an intermission. Feel free to run to the restroom, grab some popcorn, or refill your drink. You're almost to the end!!***
Update - Ladies, while I do understand that there are many creeps and perverts in this world, and on this site, I'm fortunately not one of them. The "naked" picture above is the best that you're going to get. I have integrity. I would ask that your experiences with the less mature of my gender, not be taken out on me. I'll be open and honest with you, and I would appreciate the same. Neither of us would find our "soul-mate" with a foundation built on deception. I've yet to figure out how to manipulate the psychological tests like the ones on here, so you can see that I'm extremely open and have a tendency to over-share (likely one of my faults). If you have figured out how to manipulate these tests however you like, you should definitely message me because I'd love to date a member of MENSA.
Also, I don't really care if you have tattoos, how old or young you are, if you're a different race, have piercings, or are even taller than I am. I'm confident enough in my own skin to be happy with whatever is in yours. I don't have to find someone within a 10 mile radius when there's a world full of people and I'm looking for one. Quality people are quality people, which is what I'm seeking. For a romantic prospect, sure, there has to be some level of mutual physical attraction
**It actually cut off the end of my novel (likely a hint that I should shut up now) so I'll continue here.**
Quality people are quality people, which is what I'm seeking. For a romantic prospect, sure, there has to be some level of mutual physical attraction, but a beautiful mind and soul will out shine the body over time, every time. We're all dust in the end anyway.
Oh, and if you got this far, I'm told that my roommate plagiarized my profile. I assure you that I am the original author of this short novel.
*** I do try to reply to most messages, but be patient, I've been pretty busy lately so it make take me a few days to get back to you. ***
Another update 6/17/13 - (as if anyone in their right mind actually wants to read more, but it's been six months and I I'm curious to see if I can max out this section as well.)
I get a lot of messages stating how different parts of my profile touched them in one way or another. Many ask me what I'm doing on here or why I'm still single. So I guess I should tell everyone about my hunchback or my 12th toe (just kidding,,,, or am I?). The jist of my profile is that I'm not lonely and needing to find Mrs. Right, or the temporary Mrs. Right Now Until The Real Mrs. Right Come Along. (Imagine that name on a business card) It seems like many people on here are just looking for a few qualities that they can deal with to fill a void in their lives, while I would prefer to fill mine with something a little more concrete and substantial.
So what's the weird or negative stuff about me? Being a bit on the OCD side leads me to procrastinate about certain projects (not many) because I know that I'll be compelled to finish once I start. You'll never see me drunk. It's not really enjoyable for me since I start to concentrate on my actions. I'm much more fun sober anyway. Since we're on the subject, I'm more of a wine or mixed drink guy. I live my life with honor and integrity and am disappointed in the fact that so few others do. I can be critical of myself and others at times. I'm very selfless, which leads me to be taken for granted often. I have more of a belly than I want, but not enough to give up sweet tea and butter (overall, not too bad for 40). I have a shitty family and a horrible childhood, though I really wish that wasn't so. I also have a roommate because I'm way too young to have one of those MedicAlert thingies, and it's nice to have someone around if I've fallen and can't get up. I am very methodical in my actions and pride myself in doing things right, but that also takes longer sometimes than I would like. I work too much, at the office and at home, and really need to live more each day like I once did before we had all of these things that are supposed to make our lives easier.
Well I hope that doesn't burst too many bubbles, but in the spirit of just putting it all out there, I figure that's enough to take me off a few pedestals.
And I'm out of spa