Personally I would prefer to meet in person at a Starbucks or, a park where we could walk and talk. You can't really understand someone or get a sense of what their like by reading words. I know most women would prefer to send a thousand emails back-and-forth till they feel comfortable meeting. Which is cool and all but, the reality is, you could feel comfortable with a person prior to meeting but, when you finally meet in person, you might end up feeling uncomfortable, lol. Also, I find that women on here have so many guys coming at them, that they'll end up talking with someone else, or to many other guys at once. So, I'll just say a few things about myself, and the rest you can see for yourself if we get that far. To start off, I'm a single father of a beautiful four year old girl. Being a single parent can be tough, and even more tough when you're a single father, more so than a single mother. I'm well spoken and polite but, at the same time can handle my own. I don't understand why people seem to take being a gentlemen means weakness. Or being black means you have to act a certain way, lol. Currently I serve in the Army but, I soon will be getting out to attend college full-time. I enjoy living my life outside the box and not by expectations. I love to travel, workout, cook, and write.
Since you only get one shot at a first impression, I'll try to make it the best first impression possible. But since everyone is different, that task can be difficult and awkward at times. However, I am a true gentleman, and living proof that chivalry is not dead. I will try to make a first date a most memorable one.