Hey! I've been on here before, didn't have much luck and figured giving this another shot wouldn't hurt!
I'm not really a big party guy or a rage drinker. You'll catch me having an occasional drink or hanging out a dive bar with some of my best friends. So I'm pretty much over the crazy bar scene. (Thank goodness! Those hangovers were getting pretty bad the older I got! haha) I also work two jobs and I am going to school to be a Paramedic and getting my personal trainer certification. I'm also in the middle of writing a book about leadership, dedication and integrity for high school aged athletes. So as you can see, i can be a little busy. So it's kind of tough for me to find someone. I tend to be a few years behind people my age as far as school and career goes. I surely hope that doesn't shy you away from me! I'm a REALLY good catch, I promise! I took a few years off school to tend to my father 3-4 years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer. At the same time I gave up coaching to stay by his side and help take care of him. Unfortunately I lost him and spent some time afterwards getting on my feet. My father and I were very close and he meant an awful lot to me. He taught me a lot about life, love and hard work. He's the reason I laugh a lot and tell a lot of jokes as well. He was a very funny man and cracked jokes up until he passed. I look to him a lot towards my relationships and what I want out of life. He and my mother were married 34 years and it's something that I would love to experience as well.
I'm a very big family man! My mother is my world and she's the most beautiful soul in my life. I smile just thinking about her. I see her every weekend and her and I usually go out to lunch on the weekends. For some girls that has been an issue. I don't see a problem with it myself. I think there's a whole lot more to worry about than that. lol I work hard to be a father figure to my oldest nephew. I always help push him and make him a better person and what it means to be a man and make good decisions. Hopefully one day he'll look back at me and be thankful for my efforts and become a great man.
I guess some more things about me... I've lost a lot of weight the past couple years. I used to be a little over 300lbs and now I'm just a tad over 190lbs. My goal is to get down to 170 and I'll be really happy! So yes to those of you that are superficial, I do not have abs and I'm not sure if I ever will. So if you just can't find yourself being with a guy who might always have a tiny belly, then I'm sorry to disappoint you. I have ran a full marathon and a few half marathons. I plan on running a few this coming year. I do need a workout/running buddy! *hint* *hint* ;) I absolutely love the Cleveland Indians. It's almost a sick obsession! haha I go about 8-10 games a year and I'm always at Clippers games. My father and I always went to games, so it's a connection thing for me, so please understand. I absolutely love music! I used to play guitar in a decently successful band and I was an endorsed artist. Since then I have traded my awesome metal guitar and love for metal and hardcore in for a Fender Telecaster and country music. I do not regret the change! My favorite two genres of music are Heavy Rock (Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Shinedown, etc) and Country (Randy Houser, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, etc). I love to be outside! I'm always out hiking, riding my mountain bike, fishing, camping, etc. I love to trap shoot. I absolutely love to laugh and to see others laugh and smile. I'm always known as the guy who goes through a lot just to see someone smile. I'm also working on a community outreach program towards high school athletes without families, or they come from single parent homes. I hope to help raise awareness of what they go through and to give them a place and a group of people to come to for support and guidance at any time. This will include mentors, programs outside of their sport seasons, volunteers to attend games or escort players across the field at events and a few others. Hopefully one day this will become real and I'll help a tremendous amount of young men and women.
I guess I should address what I'm looking for on here. I get asked that question a lot. Well, I'm pretty old fashioned. I believe in opening doors, pulling out chairs, hugging on the first date and being very respectful. I'm looking for something serious. I want to grow with someone and have them become my best friend. Someone I would love to show off and think the world of no matter how they look for the day. I miss having someone to surprise with small little gifts or flowers. Someone I can sneak up on at work with a gift, or slide a card into their car and just see them smile. I'm ready for something real and mature. I may not have the most money in the world, be the best looking or have the greatest job but I do have an amazing amount of love and an incredible amount to offer a young woman. I'm to the point in my life where I love myself and I know what I have to offer and now I'm ready to make someone feel special. I'm telling you... I'm a great catch, I promise! :)
If you read through all of this, shoot me a message if you're still interested. Just because I checked out your profile and didn't say hello doesn't mean I wasn't interested. Sometimes I get into a hurry and log off shortly after and get busy! So don't be scared to say hello, I'm very nice! So good luck to you if you're reading this and if I hear from you, awesome! If not, best of luck and I wish you the best! :)