Two things to get out of the way. 1. I will not date smokers. 2. No photos, no contact.
I am an regular guy, not rich, not poor, I have a job, a car and I don't live in a friends basement or on someone's couch. I am a conservative, a Patriot, a strong supporter of our folks in uniform, and a Christian, you don't have to be one, but must respect my faith.
I was raised to be, and am a gentleman and would treat you with respect. My “credo”, is that “you are as safe with me as you want to be”, and would dare you to find any woman that would dispute that.
I am who I am…no pretense, no attitude, no B.S, a team player, but very capable of taking charge when required. I very much have a “can do” attitude about most things, but my softened ego now let’s me ask for help when I am in over my head. Always try to be fair and honest, but never in a hurtful way.
There is still a part of me that is a big kid at heart. I want to be able to share the silly or offbeat things I am thinking, and hopefully it makes you laugh out loud, or at least smile a tolerant smile, so finding a woman with a great sense of humor is an absolute must for me. I love a good story or joke, and love to watch the fun that people have telling them. (Got that from my dad). I have an enthusiastic, positive attitude; am spontaneous, friendly, always polite. I'm kind hearted, a good listener and decent communicator, someone you can depend on…with a bit of a mischievous side. I like to think of myself as being at least a bit witty and clever, so I very much seek someone who likes playful banter along with her day to day conversations, and can think on her feet. I strongly believe that banter is a wonderful form of foreplay.
I write poems when the mood strikes, will sing out loud to the radio or even Muzak at work (much to the chagrin of my staff members). I am true romantic at heart, very affectionate, love holding hands or having my arm around you, so if you don’t enjoy being touched, I am definitely not your guy. I really enjoy kissing, and I’m not afraid show affection in public. Love to dance, although I do have two left feet and the rhythm of an average white guy… I am looking for someone with a ready smile, who wants to laugh, is playful, passionate, expressive, who will enjoy spending time together, not only doing the big things, but the little things too, cooking, grocery shopping, running errands, etc. Not that we have to be joined at the hip…I want you to enjoy your relationships with friends and family, but even more your relationship with me. As you can tell, I am truly looking for a relationship, not just casual dating. I understand that that evolves, but if that is not your ultimate intent, please understand where I am coming from, as I am hoping to find someone who has the time, desire and the energy to be in a relationship, who is seeking intimacy as well as companionship.
I have a great relationship my son and grand kids, and moved here a couple of years ago to be closer to them. I love kids (probably because deep down I still am one) and dogs, like cats and most other animals. I am up for most any activity, hiking, biking, skating, antiquing, local festivals, love car rides and weekend getaways, snuggling, etc., you name it, and I’ll at least give it a go. I even like to cook, and have been known to bake and decorate a Birthday cake. I'm pretty good at home remodeling and repairs.
I tried to put enough in my profile so you that might get a flavor of who I am and enough photos so you could decide if I might light a spark, as I certainly understand that physical attraction is important, and whether people want to admit it, we are attracted to certain looks and types. If not, these sites wouldn’t have pictures…and at our age, we are not looking for someone to raise our kids, but more someone that, as we near retirement, we look forward to waking up next to each day and spending time having fun together.
So, if I have even created even a tiny bit of curiosity, drop me a note. You never know what can happen…
You'll find that if we were to meet, even if we don't click, you'll have had a good time meeting me and enjoying some good conversation.
And if my profile and photos are not enough to convince you that I am truly a great catch, I have enclosed a poem I wrote for your perusal...
Please do not copy or reproduce without permission.
A soul is like a work of art with beauty all its own…
A mosaic of your life’s events that shows how much you’ve grown
It tells of love and heartache, of pride, of pain, of joy
Of humility and ego, and the demons you destroy
Its textures and its colors, will seem different to each one
It’s a mixture of the things we’ve said, and the deeds that we have done
The flaws and imperfections are there for all to see
But the beauty is not in what you’ve been; it comes from what you’ll be
It’s value can’t be measured by status, wealth or fame
It’s only by the people, whose love that you can claim
To those to whom, along the way, you’ve opened up your heart
The richness and the beauty shines, they’ve seen it from the start
So, as I share with you my heart and soul, I do for you to see
Not only what has made this man, but who this man can be
I hope within this work of art, you see the beauty that it brings
Of a man who’s learned to share his heart, without attaching strings
It is still a work in progress, this attempt at art you’ve found
But if you’ll take the time to look inside, its beauty will abound
The first time we meet need not be considered a "date", let's just call it meeting a new friend for the first time in person. Something informal, no pressure. just to have a coffee, or in my case, iced tea, maybe an ice cream sundae, someplace to talk quietly... just to see if you like my smile and conversation. To see if you feel the chemistry... then decide if a real date would be desired. I would like to let things flow as they will, no expectations beyond a nice conversation if that is our desire...If there is no connection, there will be no next date and no one will be uncomfortable or feel the need to communicate further.
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