Let's be real for just a second. I'm not a model, never will be. That doesn't mean I can't get what I give. I have been going to the gym and that's been a good thing. I'm probably not going to attract models, even though chances are I'll be attracted to them. I'm going to attract realistic, average ladies. And besides, I'm finding that inner beauty is inversely proportional to outer beauty... or better put, the better you look on the outside, the worse you look on the inside. This isn't a rule by any means, but has been a good guideline. I'm looking for a wonderful lady who is a great balance of both. That's all I want. Someone who'll like me for me, which is sweet, yet sarcastic; firm, yet fair; simple, yet deep; realistic, yet optimistic with dreams. I'm retired from the Navy, I have plenty of free time and I make better than decent money... this is just fact, I'm not trying to brag. I have all my stuff in one sock, but it hasn't come without price.
You probably have kids as I do, and I respect that, and understand they're the priority. You don't need to remind me. If you think you do, well chances are you're not attracted to me, or you're settling, or you've met some real winners on here or about and you're probably not ready to date.
Things I want: I want, no, check that... I need mental stimulation. If you wrote your profile with catchy words such as "u, ure, dat, wut, dis" rather than "you, you're, that, what, this".... or if you don't know the difference between "to, too, two" or "their, they're and there," more than likely, you won't keep my attention long, and you need to pass me by. Chances are you're educated... display it; plus grammar is sexy. If you're not educated or intentionally won't display it, I'll take a pass.
I want you to make your own money and have your own career, or be gainfully employed. I guess independently wealthy is ok too, however I don't want to sound as if I'm trying to dig for gold... haha that was a joke. I'm not that attractive that even if I didn't have morals, I couldn't pull that off! I'll never pass judgment on someone who can make their own way, or are at least trying to do so. The more successful you are, the better you feel about you, and the better chance for romance. I'm not a miser and I'm quite generous with those who truly are in need. However, if you're looking for a walking ATM, or on here fishing with a shovel made for gold, pass me by. The government gives away enough of my tax money, so you might want to try them.
Oh, and if every time you get in an argument, the first thing you do is whip out the meanest, most cut to the bone thing you can think in your head, then please pass me by. I'm not a wimp, but I don't desire to ever date a woman whose personality might get someone confused they could be melted by a bucket of water ever again. Please be the same person Tuesday as you are Saturday. I deserve better, and so do you. In fact, I'm looking for someone who is overly sweet, and I will exercise the utmost patience until I find that person. I will not rush into anything. If you're married or attached, and not truly single... there are plenty of guys on here of whom I'm sure will overlook that fact... I will not.
I'm sure this makes me sounds like an a-hole, and some of you might think I'm just posting because of sour grapes, but I'm saving any parties potentially involved a lot of hassle. Those who have dealt with similar will applaud my candor. Oh, and by the way... put something in your profile. Something witty. Something about you. I'm not saying your entire life story, but this stuff like "I'll fill this in later" or one of my personal favorites, "If you wanna know, just ask," really shows laziness. No wonder you just got that 24th picture from a man showing below his waist. I've not received in return nearly the effort I've put forth, and
quite frankly, I'm tired.
UPDATE 6/23 I would never say children shouldn't be a priority of your life. However, if your kids are spoiled-ass-rotten and dictate the vast majority of your life, and any time they whine about anything you give in to their wishes, check out the next profile of someone who will be more open to that behavior. I love well-behaved children who partake in the occasional mischief!