Who says that chivalry is dead? I think word of its untimely demise was premature!
Since you’ve made it past a glance at my photos, there are a few things you should know: I'm a nice, honest guy with strong, assertive, independent tendencies. Mothers, fathers and pets (no - not just my own!) like me. I believe in honor, integrity and respect and would be lost without them. Speaking of pets, my loyalty is said to rival that of the family dog. Although I'm generally easy-going, I can be strong-willed. A soft touch and a warm smile work wonders in getting around that. I'm proud to say that my grandparents were married over 75 years and my parents have surpassed 50, so my commitment compass defaults to true north. I'm told that my moral compass is similarly calibrated. ;)
If I’ve contacted you, you know that I left cut-and-paste on the cutting room floor and did more than look at your photos. If I'm lucky enough to hear from you, I hope you'll do the same. Physical attraction is important in sparking a relationship, but I crave substance (substance: intelligence, character, values, sense of humor) too. I’m in it for the long-haul and want a true partner.
I'm health-conscious and exercise regularly. I won’t be competing in any Ironman competitions, but my last Wii Fit age indicated that, with a little work, 47 could actually be the new 35. Given a choice, I'll leave the car parked and use my own two feet. I grew up and spend most of my days in the concrete jungle, so I'm grateful when I have an opportunity to hike or kayak or just get out in a different environment.
I love my job and am very fortunate to work around music, which pervades my life. On any given day, you'll find me listening to everything from OneRepublic to Elton, Beethoven to Copland and Brubeck to Ellington. You're also likely to bump into me at any of the wealth of outdoor concerts L.A. has to offer during the summer. I work with a great group of people and have a strong relationship with my team because they know through experience that I have their backs, just as I'll have yours.
I use turn indicators, wear eye protection around power tools, recycle, floss regularly and leave the seat down, so I come fairly well-trained (although a little in-service training never hurts). I believe in doing the right thing and making a difference, however small. I’ve had the honor of being one of the guys who runs in when the smart people are running out, so you can expect me to be there in a crisis.
A romantic optimist, I've run with scissors, played with fire and stayed in the kitchen longer than I should have in relationships, but I have no regrets. Those experiences have taught me what I'm looking for in a partner and how to be a better one.
My upbringing taught me chivalry, so it's meant as a sign of respect and affection when I pull out a chair for you or open a door. I’ve also learned when to apologize, and that discretion is, in fact, sometimes the better part of valor. I'll do my best to be your strongest advocate and, when necessary, your gentlest critic. I want to be with someone who will do the same for me. Most importantly, I know that nothing you wear could EVER make you look fat! ;)
If you’ve made it to the bottom of this narrative, you’re probably either breathing a (huge) sigh of relief or enthusiastically composing a message/reply to me. If the latter is true, I truly appreciate your time and effort. If the former is true I wish you the best!