At this point in my life, the health of my mind, body and spirit are what is most important to me. I'm all about my harmony.
I wasted my youth on career and the pursuit of all things yuppie and was never truly happy. Now I am concentrating on the inner me.
I like to be active. I am told I have a great sense of humor. I enjoy watching a good film or entertaining friends. I am a former gourmet chef. I attended the CCA in San Francisco.
While I don't do that as a career any longer, cooking is sort of my therapy. Put on some good music, pop a nice red wine and leave me in the kitchen and I will be happy all day long.
Plus I get a lot of people tell me Guy Fieri and I look alike. Ha!
I enjoy experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Traveling to other countries is my passion.
As for domestic fun, I like to go camping, biking, fishing, rafting, watch a good film or go out to restaurants.
I like to listen to music during most of my free time either working around the house or just hanging out. I am mostly into the blues and rock. But my interest in music runs wild.
So I get a lot of questions about the "undecided/open" answer regarding having children in the future. I haven't been blessed with children of my own. That being said, with the right woman, should she be young enough, I would be open having a child with her even at this stage of my life. I adore and miss the innocence of being a child.
However, at this point in my life, I am content enjoying other people's children, grandchildren etc. I think children are God's little gifts for everybody to enjoy.
Relationships are work. And that includes working on staying interested in each other. I believe in order to stay interested in someone we have to be involved in what each likes to do. Not just what we ourselves like to do. Compromise, passion and surprise, is my belief to be the formula for the success of a long term relationship.
Truthfully I am content being alone. I have great friends and I love everybody in my world. I'm just looking to share that with the right woman if she comes along.
As for my "ideal" significant other;
I am interested in a woman who wants to be treated like a woman. I'm an old fashion guy. I open doors, I kill the bugs, and I will defend my lady's honor, and so on.
I am not looking for somebody to take care of me. There's nothing in life I can't do myself. I've been doing everything for myself my whole life and I'm pretty good at it. In fact I insist on doing most of the cooking.
I know it's not politically correct these days, but I love the differences between men and women and I think they should be celebrated, not stifled. It's sort of why God gave us innies and outies. I'm just saying.... :-)