Hmmm... I dont know if I put a lot of faith into online dating.. however, it certainly opens up prospects. I'm not expecting to meet the Love of my Life, My Sout Mate in a bar, or online... but here's my "elevator speech".
Ideally, I'd like to meet someone who completes the relationship. We can talk for hours, or not at all, and never get bored. If the chemistry were to ignite, it would be because the moment became better being together.
I don't know how much to reveal regarding personal life, thoughts, etc ... but the highlights include: fun loving, tall redhead looking for like-kind in spirit; to travel, to dance and to enjoy life with, possibly even grow old together? At least defy it together. i'm Originally from Michigan (ah LOVE Motown music); I have conservative values, enjoy traditional holidays, cooking, family, friends, vacations near water, mountains, historic sites etc. In return, you can count on me for consistency, loyalty and a reliable partner.
I believe in a higher spirituality, my Mother was Irish Catholic (yes - it's its own sect); my dad was an Acadian descendant; I was married 25 years and converted to Judiasm. Currently I'm a free-agent. As long as you believe in being a better person for yourself, your family and community, we may have some common grounds to work with. :) I see a future with love, festivity, family memories, yours, mine, theirs, whoever. We believe paying it forward.
As for sports, I'm more of a spectator, I’m a fan of the fanatics (ie, I'd enjoy watching games at pubs, at home, or just being downtown during a Lightning game. I like all the surrounding Hoopla! ). Recently I've discovered college & arena football. Both are Defnitely fun to watch. I also like organized groups (Krewes, Rotary, etc.) and would love to get involved in fundraising. If you'd like to have friends over, we'd entertain. I'm a quick study and have a competitive edge. I'm sure we could come up with some sort of spirited wagering. :)
Also, honesty is my strongest trait, so if your profile doesn’t have a picture, has a fake picture, or you don't know where a gym is, you're a serial dater, you're young enough to be my son, shorter than 5'10" (I'm tall, and with heels I'm taller. In other words, we would be "motor boating" all the time.) I probably won’t respond. Don't take it personally. We're just not going to be a match is all.
That includes Long distance relationships, someone who's legally separated or looking for a fling. I have no aspirations of becoming a cougar either.
Everything else I'll tell you in person.
First is the Meet & Greet: something laid back, friendly & light, non-committal, to see if the chemistry and curiosity is there.
Bonus points if you know who Jophiel is.
Also, don't be offended if I don't respond we are probably not a match. I feel it's impolite to write someone to say non-positive remarks. No news is good news.
AND .. . It goes both wasy. If I'm not your type, That's OK. Do not feel obligated to tell me you are looking for someone taller, younger, shorter, thinner, fatter, younger, richer, and so on. No news is good news.
Lastly, for all you seekers out there, just remember, "It's not that people are rejecting you, it's G-d protecting you."