So, the responses to my profile have been...interesting! Some of you have a good sense of humor about it (as was intended) and don't take it quite so literally. Others don't have such a good sense of humor about it and email me to tell me I have issues or say all other sorts of mean things (clearly those folks didn't read items 4 and 5 on my do not contact me list. :) ) If you are not looking for what I am looking for or I am not your type, then keep looking - no need to be mean. How about practicing kindness and not taking ourselves so seriously? We are all here for the same reason, right? Well, except a few of you... you know who you are. ;)
Please do NOT contact me if:
You live with your parents
You do not have a job
You do not have teeth
You are selfish, egotistical or mean
You have no sense of humor
You are a player
You are addicted to video games
You do not drink (you will have to pry my wine glass out of my cold, dead hand and I don't enjoy drinking alone)
You have something to prove (personal goals aside – unless your personal goal is to collect a harem of women)
You are older than my father (that would be 70) because I do not have daddy issues and that’s just not my thing
Your profile has a selfie of you in a restroom – your own or public. Don't you have a friend who could take your picture somewhere - anywhere - other than a restroom?
Your profile has a selfie of your abs (even worse if you are holding up your shirt to take said selfie)
Your profile has a selfie of you at the gym showing off your muscles
(I am happy you keep in shape and have muscles. Fantastic. When I want to see them and enjoy them, you will be the first to know. Trust me. Besides, when we are old and gray sitting on the front porch, reflecting on how fantastic our life together has been, do you think it’s your six-pack abs I will cherish the most?)
Your profile has no photos at all
If you are a guy who:
Believes in God
Is looking for a woman who believes in God
Is a gentleman
Is honest, intelligent, humble, kind, loyal, funny, successful, stable, responsible, ambitious, thoughtful, sexy, laid back, cool, adventurous
Will do all he can to make the woman in his life feel safe, protected and secure
Will give the woman in his life flowers just because he knows it will make her smile
Can laugh at himself
Loves his family, children and animals
Says what he means, means what he says
Has a tight circle of good friends - quality over quantity
Loves all kinds of music
Loves live music
Believes that Led Zeppelin is the greatest band ever formed and will remain so until the end of time (ok, you don't have to believe that but I do)
Has a healthy libido
Likes to kiss
Knows how to kiss
Knows how to fix stuff or admits defeat and calls in a professional
Admits when he is wrong
Doesn’t have to have the last word
Knows you should never make the woman in your life the brunt of a joke to make yourself look cool in front of your friends (high school, yes, but some guys never grow up)
Has actually grown up
Will remember my birthday and every other special date we share because it’s special to him, too
Knows how to cook. Not that you have to, but my cooking could kill us both.
Knows the difference between your and you’re and their, there and they’re
Is looking for a woman who is smart, capable, sexy, funny, kind, honest, successful, independent, soft, strong, loyal, cool, fun, adventurous, drama free, laid back
…then we’d probably get along just fine.
I would love to meet a man who is completely honest; a man who honors the meaning of fidelity and commitment. I am 100% committed in a relationship and I ask for the same. No games, no hidden agenda, no lies. A man with a strong faith, a big sense of humor and a bigger sense of adventure.
I believe Mark Twain said it best: “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” I’m not reckless with a person's heart and I don’t put up with people who are reckless with mine.
Good luck to all of us.