a wise man once said "no woman, no cry". to be honest, the no woman part can still make you cry at certain moments in life.
you're almost 50 and you just now realize the bad boy thing isn't all that and a bag of chips? excuse me for my cynicism and laughter.
my dream girl?, a practical, conservative-ish type with an appreciation for the uncomplicated. enjoys the outdoors and a sportswoman-ish life. enjoys camping, the aroma therapy of a campfire and the bright lights of a cloudless night sky.
my job?, i'm a 3rd shift floor mechanic for an injection molding company. i do everything from hydraulics, mechanical, less-technical welding, simple machining, minor electrical and some emergency building maintenance. smashed fingers, broken nails, contact burns and cuts as well as dirty fingernails are a sign of personal accomplishment for me. i take my job serious and take pride in the work i do. i work lots of overtime and quite a few weekends.
my kids?, very serious about them. i have one son, but i consider his girlfriend my daughter as well. i dont see them very often since they live in seattle and both are enjoying successes in their chosen fields. i spoil them as much as i can when i can. i want the best for them and have no reservation helping them when they ask for it and rewarding them when they deserve it.
if your days off or nights out consist of heavy self-medication, i'm probably not the guy for you. i'm not an anti drinker but would rather not become involved with someone whose focal point of a weekend is centered around a hatred of your liver.
if you text me less than 5mins disappointingly wondering why i haven't answered the last one while im at work, i'm probably not the guy for you.
if you are one to always make a guy feel defensive or guilty for 'guy time', then i'm probably not the guy for you.
if you text me the whole day and then complain i have nothing to talk about when i get home, then i'm probably not the guy for you.
if you demand my time all the time without letting me decompress, then i'm probably not the guy for you.
if you are looking for a weak minded guy that you can jerk by the strings....im probably not the guy for you.
if blue collar is 'beneath you', i'm definitely not the guy for you
if my hobbies are offensive to your personal views, then i'm definitely not the guy for you.
i am an introvert in every sense of the word plus the shyness. not gonna write a book and bore you to tears here. i keep to myself and have a family-like tight, small group of friends spread out all over the US from the Navy.
i may be hesitant to say hi but i will respond to those who pique my interest should you message me. if i dont respond, it is because i am not interested, but thank you. i wont bother and i wont stalk you. i put a premium on respect of another's wishes.
it isnt that i may not have an interest in you should we begin corresponding, i am VERY guarded. i have had a few bad relationships that knocked me down hard emotionally. i know that it is unfair to someone i havent gotten to know but i feel i should make you aware and understand my lack of perceived interest in you.
i run off 'gut feeling'. if something doesn't feel right, i don't act on it. if i feel things are becoming one-sided, i move on. i do things that are more right in the big picture than whether or not it benefits me. i am the least important to myself.
i'm not a mind reader so please say something if i miss your subtle hints. I am hyper-sensitive to the negative and usually begin to distance and insulate myself when i sense it coming on.
i question what i don't understand, both literally and sarcastically, i rarely make snap decisions, but prefer to think things thru and make a balanced and educated choice usually leaning to the practical side.
my biggest negative characteristic......being myself and thinkin out loud....yeah, the bad boy comment, this is one of those moments.