For anyone on here to try to connect with me? I mean really! Let's not pretend that I can afford to play a lifestyle that isn't realistic! [b NOTE: Updates coming soon!] Going to the movies is cool, but hard to get to know someone. "Clubbing" is the same way, maybe even more so. At this point in life, I don't believe that how much "fancy" stuff people can do together, or how much money needs to be spent, is what or whom I'm looking for. Talking to each other, what a concept! I'm more into the things that mean time "in person". Something like a trip to the coast for "storm watching"(Missed some good ones!). Sometimes I like to hang out at the local tavern. Play pool or maybe just listen to good live music. I've been known to sing Karaoke on occasion! Guess I'm more of a "Blue Collar" man(my company pays me, doesn't that make me a professional?). If you're still reading, then here goes;
I live on the river, I will continue to live on the river, that's where I was born, that's where I intend to live out my days. There's an indescribable, relaxing feeling to being on the water, you either love it or you don't. Nothing against those who'd feel uncomfortable, but it wouldn't work if you don't like it. It also involves the long walk with the groceries down to the house in the winter weather!
If you're terrified of spiders, then this wouldn't be a good place for you. Dogs are OK, but sometimes the wet fur gives me a rash. I'm very cool with cats and most other pets.
Is my profile and lifestyle so far off the usual path for someone my age that most women are afraid to even find out if you might like what I have to offer? Unlike most, I'm not your "ordinary average guy", and I don't sit around watching football, baseball. A slight interest in basketball. Don't like country music. I am a long hair, turn it up, Rock listenin' banger, hotrods and car race watchin', fisherman and other water activities kind 'o guy. Not to say that I don't have a "softer" side, it just depends on the mood I'm in and the person I'm with. I'm not looking to move in with you, and right now, I'm not looking for anyone to move in with me! I live to be on my boat. It's not a "big" yacht, but just right for me. This is not a case of "mid-life crisis", I've pretty much lived a life "out of the norm" more or less. My kid has grown up, and I have a grandson to play with sometimes. I quit smoking before the turn of the century, so I would be more interested in non-smokers. I try to swim laps at least once a week and am working on getting in better shape, but I'm not a "fitness fanatic". For being past 50, I can still swim 2 lengths(50 yds.) in about 30 seconds , but maybe 4 lengths near a minute is tough! What I'm trying to say is, I'm not a tired old fart! My dating options are open as well as my mind (mostly). I hope to eventually develop a relationship with the woman that would be my "First Mate" and last mate for a lifelong cruise up and down the waters of life(how's that for a metaphor?).
Didn't put any kind of fish "personality" up because I'm the PENGUIN!
Brave enough? Curious? Want to know more? ASK!! ThTT[[[
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Hmmmm... I would rather find out what we have in common, I like the idea of talking on the phone to get the feeling of each other's personality. Then an informal meeting to check each other out. Of course, the physical attraction must be there, or we're just wasting each other's time. Then a date can be arranged for something we both could enjoy, such as: Wandering a Weekend market or fair, meeting for live music, or something more about common interests than to just go out for dinner and try to put on a front. I know people who do first date dinners really well, but are not good at showing who they really are and then wonder why they can't seem to meet someone they connect with! Not that I wouldn't be a bit nervous to take the plunge, haven't had much experience at dating. My relationships have been few and mostly long term. But I think that is even more reason to find common interests to experience together. That way, we already know that we have a bit of a "comfort zone".