I'm looking for someone who finds happiness in really knowing their partner & who values family. I have the perfect job: I make my own schedule, it pays well, and it's not on my mind when I'm not working. This allows me to be the best dad possible. I would like to find a long-term partner & be the best partner possible. (Obviously, it takes two people time to learn about & know one another.) Also, let me be clear: you would be dating me, not me & my two kids, at least for a long while....
If you have children, I'm open to a blending of families if your children are similar in age to my daughter and son.
I like restaurants & drinks, movies out or in, little road trips, walks, antique/thrift shopping, reading, retro home-decor, rock & Sinatra, European history & board games with the kiddos. I can be a talker so my partner will be someone who communicates well and has something to say. I've always felt the first thing that can bind the right people together is conversation. My greatest appreciation comes from a happy home, cooking for the kids, changing seasons, holidays, and those little moments that are easily overlooked. I would like to find a thoughtful person who has a sense of humor, likes kids, and isn't materialistic.
If we have communicated well via email & phone, I think a good first date is dinner & drinks in a nice restaurant where we can hear ourselves talk. No pressure--it's not an interview, I just like having a reason to eat out besides the kids. If we have things to talk about, and we click, great!