I have good news and bad news. What do you want first? I knew you'd say that.
The bad news. I don't live here. I'm from here. I grew up here. My family still lives here and due to circumstances with them and professional obligations, I find myself here on occasion. Sometimes for a week at a time. You may have already noticed on my stats, I'm single, 32 with no children. Most of my friends are 32ish. They aren't single, and they have kids. Which means when I'm in town, I'm usually sitting around petting dogs and watching the channel that shows news in one corner and the weather in the other. Yeah, pretty lame. But it doesn't have to be!
Again, I'm from here, and I get it. The ladies of the Midwest, on average, are looking for their prince. The one! And if that's your thing, you should be! You probably deserve to find the man you want to spend the next five decades with. Here's the thing, I don't think it's me. I'm not saying it's not, but I just doubt it is. And as a potential friend, I would advise you from looking for your soul mate on POF, but we can talk about this later.
In your search for the man of your dreams, maybe you would like to take a break and just have a no stress, no expectations experience with someone new and fun. And here's the good news....
I'm different! There is a good chance I won't remind you of anyone. Here are the things I'm not. I'm not rich. I'm from a small rural community with parents who still work and couldn't afford to help me with college. I'm not inheriting a farm or a business. When my grandma died, all I got was a stuffed Garfield and a bible. I've had a job since I was 16 and I haven't asked for a dime from anyone since. I have a respectable career with a company you've heard of and I love it. I'm passionate about my side projects/hobbies as well.
No one has ever approached me to be a model for their magazine. But people always tell me they like my hair and my blue eyes usually aren't deal breakers. I've been told if Rob Thomas and Harry Connick Jr. mixed their love loads and impregnated a Western European woman, I would be the result. Again, maybe not what your fantasies are made of. But there's a good chance you've slept with worse.
I don't have baggage, but I do have a story. Some of it might impress you. Some of it definitely won't. I am college educated, traveled the country and have stamps in my passport. I've been to countless concerts, I've voted for both parties and I ride my bike to work at least once a week. Since I can remember people have told me I'm funny, I'm a good listener and I tell good stories. I love a glass of bourbon in the winter, a cold beer in the summer and a diet mountain dew everyday the sun rises. I have plenty of girl friends I have never tried to sleep with. I can sing broadway musicals, rap old school 90s rap, play Dixieland Delight on a harmonica and recognize most musical artists of the past 50 years. I'm not a douche. I'm not creepy. I can say with whole hearted honesty, I've never made a female feel uncomfortable. I want anyone who is in my company to be themselves, and it is hard to do that if you think I'm a creeper.
So like I said earlier, maybe you are tired of the dating scene. Sick of getting pics of wieners texted to you at 1 am. Worried about going out with a guy and them pouncing you the second you are alone. I'm the remedy of all of it, if only for a night or two. I'm not looking for anything but a smart conversation, an adult beverage and a good laugh. I can't guarantee anything will come of it except an enjoyable evening. We could be friends, maybe more. If you want to message me and get to know me, I'm cool with that too. I'm up late and could use the distraction. I'm not exactly sure when I'll be in town, but maybe we strike up a conversation before hand so we don't spend the first 10 minutes answering the basics.
I find it annoying and very "Ohio" when people feel if they aren't trying to marry the person they are spending time with, it's a waste of time. I won't waste your time, I'll enhance it. And you'll do the same for me. I've lived in different parts of the country and I feel this opinion and idea of a relationship is most prevalent here.
I have friends and family who not only live here, but are on POF. Call me old fashioned, but I enjoy even the slightest bit of privacy. If you are interested, I would be happy to exchange pics with you. But considering I don't live here, I'm not going to put my face on blast for nosy cousins to tell grandpa at the family reunion I'm trolling for girls on the internet. It has taken me this long to convince him you can be over 30 and not married and not be gay.
I hope all of you looking for a good man finds the one you are searching for. Trust me, I'm a guy, I know how many scrubs are out there. But all men have one thing in common. They love women. And every single type of woman. Good luck in your fishing, catch a big one.
**Update** I'm actually in the Hartford, CT area now. Some things have changed I mentioned above, but the fact I travel weekly and always on the move hasn't. I've been in Hartford for 5 weeks now. Thanks to everyone fishing for their soulmates, I've been able to hit the hotel gym and hot tub! If you find yourself wanting to enjoy yourself on a weekday evening, I'm your guy!
I'm a firm believer if you are with the right people, you'll enjoy yourself no matter where or what you're doing. I would really like to be shown some unique and interesting places in the area. But if you'd rather me decide, I'll come up with something. Live music, a****ail and great conversation would be ideal!