(Sorry I know my pics look like passport photos, not surprising since they were taken by a passport photographer for a trip to the Ukraine!)
Just a down to Earth man looking for someone special but friends first of course!
Women have brains/opinions so enjoy discussions but adore holding hands & cuddling!
Sports Warning: I'm a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan!! (Also Ohio State)
I love Texas but I make friends slowly, I first heard of Tyler from a lady 8 years ago. I came here in the Summer of 2003 after selling my house in NE Ohio. When I could not find any houses I liked I bought two beautiful lots just South of Tyler and designed the perfect house(hey take pride in your own work!) which is an entire new design concept! The mistake I made(besides building closer the Tyler Colleges hotties! Opps did I write that? *LOL*) was renting in Ohio during construction. Seven 14 hour drives back and forth and still a few mistakes. After completed I moved just South of "The Rose Capitol of the South" for good in late May '04.
I live on semi rural quiet park like development with nice neighbors. I built on 2.56 beautiful acres and from the front porch can see a working cattle ranch down in a distant valley! Since I was raised on farm life I love the little reminders!
Unlike most men I admit when I'm lost and am still learning the area! So please feel free to let me take you for any kind of ride including showing me much more of the area!
Since love can takes time to simmer, I am being mainly just being practical when I say I would love to share this huge house with the right 2 or 3 ladies and/or a single mom!! I adore both children and beautiful intelligent ladies!
(Friends first ideally but I prefer women friends since they know others!)
I'm told I'm very nice to be with once you get to know me! You can tell when I really like you because I'll begin teasing you!! I'm selective but then we all are or should be! I can be a bit shy at first but warm up quickly and never play emotional games!! I'm not intimidated by anyone: Jessica Simpson and Halle Berry I'd ask out if I could find phone numbers (anyone?). Doris Day was my love when I was a kid and these are hotties but they are just women who need love too!! I am looking ideally for a cute adorable intelligent lady (Meg Ryan type?) for friendship, dating, and then just see where we end up! Most likely we can be friends at least and actually I would rather begin that way!! As far as my preferring female friends, maybe it's because I don't drink and when I am around guys they trash talk wives and girlfriends, but anyway I've always had mostly female friends who I really like even if not romantically!
I'd definitely rather be alone than in the wrong relationship, but I know that this house will only become a home and my life will be incredibly better when sharing life with a special lady I love!!!
I enjoy traveling but usually to the outdoors and natural places! Going to a big city is close to torture to me not a vacation! I enjoy quiet walks and going for a drive but I really love quiet evenings talking and then cuddling together while watching a great movie. Starting as friends is always best since for me I really am considering a lady for more to become really good friends! Talking and joking on the phone, meeting over coffee and pie or whatever. If it feels mutually right casual dates will at least lead to close friends and just might lead to much more! As hard as whom she is I will not settle for anything less than the right lady!
I feel that way too many of us live alone, we pass each other in our cars on the way home where we edit these profiles? Far too many of us use pets *Ducks low as pet lovers throw assorted items* as a subsitute for human companionship which is a real sad!! Personally I love most pets(especially puppies and kittens) but pets should never replace a relationship! And especially should not be given a higher status and treated better than most of the people you know!
You can read my satire below or just take a chance, meet casually and decide where to go from there if anyplace. I'm not perfect by any means, but if we hot it off no one will ever make you feel more loved.
Whom am I you ask?? Well from reading profiles I seem to be what most women really want! Hummm that sounds fantastic right?? Nawww since if you're a typical woman you'll prefer more exciting and maybe younger guys (nothing wrong with either of those but you forget that men mature slower if they ever do! *LOL*) Who knows maybe you'll finally find whom you really want and need after years of saying over and over "I'll never again" to a string of exciting guys sitting on a Harley(insert any exciting method of attracting a lady here) who asks you out while half drunk(since he gets his courage from alcohol). As soon as you begin to open your heart and hope he learns even the most basic "relationship skills" most men lack leaves or cheats on you like the ones before! But after being sad you'll try again and again!!
We all need to love and be loved so why go the heartbreak route?? I'm told I'm very close to what women are looking for but can't find. A kind caring loving man who knows what he wants in life and has and does go after them! A man who does not need to be fixed or changed, who's Down to Earth and does not need taming besides I have a tender loving but dominant personality! (No wips ^LOL^ but meaning not a spineless submissive man!!) I do not seek to change you either besides supporting your dreams and making you happier! I do not seek a good woman or even a great woman, the woman I seek is just plain incredible at least to me! You will not need me to succeed or be happy but I'm always there for with a shoulder to cry on but mostly be happier! She is lady who wants not needs a partner in life and to finally be loved completely!
Who are you?? Most any woman I am interested in is likely considered a "catch" by her gfs (most men are children so those opinions mean nothing), but she may worry about her flaws. If she likes whom she is then fantastic since too many women compare themselves to models(not that models aren't sweethearts too). If not she likely lacks confidence settles for less than she deserves and is disappointed over and over by men not worthy of her anyway!
I admire beauty of all kinds in women!! And I am not afraid of any lady no matter how pretty intelligent or popular! I would most likely feel Great Chemistry with a lady close to ideal in my eyes(if not I'd be just after her for the wrong reasons), beauty of her face and pride in fitness of her body, and intelligence of her mind!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Pre - First Date: Geeze talk on the phone I hope!!!
First Date: A casual meeting to just talk and laugh, hopefully mutually plan a 2nd date! Others later: Quiet Dinner and maybe the Cinema, A drive in the country on a nice afternoon! Note: I've still not had time to explore this massive State!! I'd love to visit the furthest Gulf Coast areas, the Austin - San Antonio area and the Grand Canyon again. Evening walks holding hands before watching a romantic movie at my place or yours. It's much more important who you're with vs what you do! Everything is more enjoyable with the right person!
Okay I will add this but realize I am the exception to typical! My best guess at the "Ideal Age" for a lady at this time in my life is up to 35 if she's really young at heart!! (Perfect age of mid twenties) Up to 43 but ONLY IF you look far under 35 and view life as if very young!!! (BTW I thought having a 25 year old son made it obvious I am a little older than shown, in fact I often use the years since injured but then it would say 37 now)
A "thing" with me is what is called shaping and we all need to do more of this including myself, you're only given one body! An accident has taken a toll on my body but I stay in shape and hate to see anyone not keep in the best shape they can!!
(Added since someone wonder how I enjoy the outdoors?)
I do outdoor things that I really enjoy but there's no easy answer to how I do them, it depends on each one and if I can find a way. Of course the more I love and activity the harder I try but then some is just luck!
For example I really love mowing my lawn and even mow the neighbors often, so I mow almost 4 acres. I also enjoy finding ways to do anything better so I actually pull a 2nd mower(made to be pulled and has it's own engine and starter). It keeps me on my toes as it really hard to miss the trees!! I do "trim" around things and between close trees first with just the tractor. I just hope nothing stops when I mow, I could get a device made to take a my chair along with me, but that seems silly and so while mowing I just carry my cell phone.
The 25 hp lawn tractor wasn't modified, that was partly luck finding one with the controls easy to use and reach. When first injured at age 16 I had been farming since age 8, I still farmed the rest of High School and Summers through most of College. Summers in College I worked on a huge farm doing the planting, cultivating, and supervising the hale baling crews. A few tractors needed no changes, but most I used a clamped on metal clutch extension and just pushed brakes with my hands (if they worked)! I used long leg braces and crutches when I was farming, and that made getting around outdoors a lot easier! However I always had trouble inside (slippery waxed floors are a nightmare for crutches!), so I use the chair mostly now. If needed for outdoors I could again use crutches but must admit crutches make carry anything hard with bot