Nifty. I'm supposed to talk about my "hobbies and aspirations?" Boring. I'm all about trying to meet somebody. So HOW do I get there? Well, this is a start,
I have tried this online thing before but it's been awhile ... like when "Myspace" was still cool. Sometimes? Awesome. Sometimes? Well, let's just say that I have mental scars that will never heal. What does that mean? I've learned some stuff. First? If you don't have a pic ... like semi-recent? THAT is bad. THAT means you don't have cell phone. THAT means you live in a third-world country. THAT means we aren't gonna meet up for coffee. See how "THAT" works?
Big No-No. Unnecessary drama kills me. Quick question: Has anyone ever called you a "drama queen?"
a) Just my ex-boyfriend
b) Yeah, but its been a tough decade.
c) WHY DO YOU ASK???
"d" is the only correct answer. Did you pass? Please read on.
I'm back in TC. I grew up here but left after college to live in Austin, Dallas, and Las Vegas. After 12 years, it was time to come back home where my family resides. Honestly? I haven't even run a "match" yet ... just busy since getting here.
I'd probably try eHarmony but have you noticed that in all the commercials the people are so U-G-L-Y? Wazzup with that?
I should state for the record that making people laugh is a defining passion of mine. I write humor professionally, don't believe me? Ask and I'll send you a story/article. Betchya I gets me a giggle!
Here's a thought:
When you are 25 and single, the world is your oyster. When you are 40 and single? That oyster starts to smell like butt and you just aren't playing nice with the other kids. :-)
My sweetheart is my dog. There is a pic or two on here. She's precious and takes a lot of my time. My choice. Who doesn't like to take their dog to the park on a sunny day? She was abandoned as a pup and I couldn't NOT adopt her. She is quiet and cuddly and she's my best friend. And even if you don't like dogs? You'd still love Peanut. She is precious.
To describe myself: single, professional, nice, respectful, honest, and not-so-bad looking guy with some time to spend with an honest, caring AND attractive gal.
And I'm serious about those criteria. I'm not looking for just cyberfriends. Or chatting partners. If I wrote you, I found something about you that I found interesting/attractive. I don't write often maybe once a month I'll peruse find a gem or two. You should be in good physical shape. I simply work too hard to keep myself in shape! I ask the same in a partner. Is that shallow? Maybe. Stop judging!
Exactly WHY am I single? Good question. Without dropping any tricky metaphors, I can honestly say that I've come very close. I'm THINKING it might be nice to meet a gal and slowly see what comes of it. Cool? Now I tend to form great bonds of friendship/dating but that-next-step has been a difficult one. I'm looking to try again near-term, but I'm not in a hurry. Does that make ANY sense?
I love kids. Don't have any of my own, but I wish I did. I will probably like yours. I actually volunteer at the Battered Women's Shelter just to give the gals a break. Take the kiddos to the park? Not a bad day. Haven't decided if I need to procreate though. Maybe with the right person?
Oh, I can make you giggle at will. I've been writing humor professionally for almost 10 years. Oh yeah, and I gots smarts reel gud.
If you didn't get that, you may wanna look up "ironic" in the dictionary.
I'm partial to "nice" gals, but have been known to tolerate the occasional crazy one. God help me.
And I'm monogamous. Seriously. If you want to "date around?" Fine. But sex is for exclusive partners. And I've NEVER cheated on a girlfriend. Don't plan on breaking that streak.
Ok, this is important, I'm NOT afraid of commitment but I AM cautious. I simply find it irresponsible to let somebody into my life and then blow them off.
My "dating strategy?" Simple. Friends first, if at all. I'm in no hurry to have another ex-girlfriend. And if I don't write back? Don't get grouchy. It is just a polite way of saying "YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME."
JUST KIDDING!!! Step away from the keyboard.
Depends on YOU. Honestly? I think that a great first date is going to Anthony's for lunch ... two glasses of wine ... and then a walk on the river. But for YOU? Maybe we hike Badger. But I hope you choose the wine/walk. Hiking can HURT. The important thing is that we get a chance to *talk* and go from there.