I am a divorced father of two boys. My oldest is a freshman in college out of state and my youngest is a junior in high school and I have him full time. I was married once for 16 years but have been divorced for almost 8 years. I would like to be married again one day, but that's something that simply cannot be rushed. For now I'm just looking to meet someone that I really connect with on multiple levels and hopefully see where it goes from there.
I am a simple guy that enjoys the simple pleasures of life. I enjoy being outside when the weather is nice, Bama football in the fall and watching movies when its messy out. I don't have just one hobby or passion that consumes most of my time, but there are many things that I enjoy. I do have a strong faith in God and am looking for the same in a partner.
I enjoy lifting weights which I do primarily at home, but I do have a gym membership. I really enjoy canoeing and kayaking and I have rafted the Ocoee a couple of times. I think I would enjoy mountain biking, but haven't tried it yet. During the spring and summer I enjoy working in the yard trying to improve my flower beds. This past summer I grew some tomatoes for the first time. I currently listen to rock/pop music primarily, but I enjoy country music, too. From Thanksgiving till Christmas Day I only listen to Christmas music. I know that's a deal-breaker for some. :-) I teach a Bible class at my church from time to time. I am a software developer and I really love my work. I've been at my current job for almost 12 years.
I'm looking for a best friend, someone that I connect with on multiple levels (spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical). Someone to talk to and share with, spend time with and generally just enjoy life with.
I think being able to talk is imperative for a first date, so some type of venue that accommodates conversation. I believe it's more about getting to know someone than what you're actually doing. In the old days, you typically dated/asked out someone that either you or a friend already knew or someone that you had met somewhere before and therefore what you did was more about trying to impress them (from a guy's perspective). Online dating allows us to contact complete strangers and sometimes from neighboring cities and so there's little to no familiarity with the other person. I prefer to start with messaging and if there's mutual interest, then maybe a phone call. You learn a lot about someone when you talk in "real time" and see how the conversation flows. If the conversation is fluid and you can talk with ease, then a meeting is the next step. Although somewhere in between talking and the first meeting, one could insert "FB-stalking"...that can be a useful tool. :-)