Nice guy looking to meet someone I can connect with. Most of my friends are married and have kids or just had a baby...So, my social life isn't as exciting or eventful as it once was. I can't tell you how many times men have told me I'm lucky to be single and have this "freedom" they seem to crave...But, I think they're happy and being cliche. I don't feel lucky not having a significant other. My last long-term relationship felt great(well, great until problems started to come up). But, I liked being in a relationship, and want to be in one again. Lucky to me is meeting the right person to spend my time with...
I like to do many things, but it also depends on who I am doing them with.
I'm an honest person, so I'll be honest. Physical attraction is important. It's not a priority, but everyone on this site writes or responds to someone based on there photos..as well as what they write or don't write. I'm not looking for some skinny health nut, but I'm also not attracted to someone who is overweight and makes no effort to exercise. I'm not a ripped 6 pack stud, but I try hard to keep in shape. When I write someone, I try to write something based on what they wrote so it shows I read what they wrote. I'm sure it's hard for some to come up with something clever or charming to write, but "Hi" or "How are you today?" messages make me think you didn't read my profile...Doesn't make a good first impression, as I've met women who would never respond to a "Hi, what's up?" message. If you don't have a photo, I won't reply. I'm sure there are legitimate reasons you might not want to post your photos(people you don't want to know you're on an online dating site, co-workers, or don't want to messaged by 100 men a day), but as I said, attraction is important, so if I don't know what you look like, and you know what I look like...makes things a bit unfair. I'd prefer to meet someone with no kids or teenagers, as I've dated someone with young kids, and I became very attached to her son, and when it didn't work out, it was very hard for me not to be able to see her son anymore...I'm not saying I wouldn't want to meet someone with young kids, but I felt I should be open about the reason why I mentioned it...Trying to be open and honest.
I don't know if the person I should be with is on this site or not, but I'm not a big believer in "things happen for a reason". Things that have happened in my life happened because I made them happen (possibly with a bit of luck as well).
I don't want to be alone as (I think?) everyone wants a partner for all aspects of life. Someone I can trust, be myself around faults and all, and still care about me. Make me laugh, put a smile on my face, intimacy. Basically, someone I want to have a future with. Of course, I want have the same affect on the person I'm with too...We should both feel that "it" factor. I want that "look-forward to seeing you" feeling when I leave our date or whatever we are doing together. I don't expect that feeling on a first date, but I've been on many and there are times when you know after one date that person is or isn't for you. Sometimes you're not sure, so you need to make a second to see if it was just nerves after the first meeting...In any case, I don't want to write a mini-novel of a profile, so if you'd like to know more about me, then I hope to hear from you.