June 2013: Basically I am just me. I don't like or want to pretend to be something I'm not. Yes, I can be shy. Yes, I am a private person. And yes, I can be guarded with my feelings and emotions until I trust someone or feel comfortable. I know how I feel about things and apparently I may not express that well sometimes. At times I will remain silent because I don't really know what to say or how to respond to something...also if I don't want to just give a response and not be truthful. Please if you're assuming something about me or not sure my opinion or views on something ask for clarification. Also if I give you an answer, please listen to what I'm saying. If you've made your mind up without asking me or believing what I tell you, what is the point? I've tried to go into this looking at the present and not jumping too far ahead. If you're feeling a connection and you start talking about a future, I'm fine with that. However, if you're feeling that kind of connection, please communicate concerns with me. Don't let it get to the point of ending based on assumptions. I know a lot of guys do not like to communicate but I've never seen a successful relationship without communication. I also do not want to be in a relationship with poor communication. If you have made it through this current rant, thank you and please continue reading. :)
One more thing...I don't know exactly how the "meet me" function works but if you've clicked that please send me a message also. I never know if someone has actually clicked that or POF decided to list that like they do the matches, etc. Thanks.
I tend to be a homebody. I do like to go do things but don't feel the need to be at a party or social event all the time. I watch tv/movies alot. I like to read and play games online. I got hooked on fishing a couple summers ago but I am still fairly new to it. My main passion is animals. I like pretty much anything related to animals/nature and the beauty they bring to the world. My wish would be to have more time/energy to give volunteering with animals. I like alot of different types of music. I listen mainly to rock, pop, top 40, and country. I think the morals that people have these days are at an all time low. I don't think everything is black and white but I definitely think some things are just right or wrong.
Ok..I thought I would update this. I understand that guys like to make that physical connection first. I, however, am a shy person. Yes, I want to talk on the phone more than a few times for 10 minutes before I meet up with someone. I have alot going on during the week so the only time I can really make that happen is sometime on the weekend. So I want to know that I'm at least interested in knowing someone better before I rearrange everything to meet them. Sorry if this sounds harsh but I just thought I'd let everyone know my expectations too. I like nice things but I'm a pretty simple down to earth person. Also, I love cats! I only have one that I adopted a couple years ago but I want more than one someday so just a warning if you are allergic to cats. I never met so many people that are until I moved to Texas. I've negotiated alot in the past but I know this is one thing I won't spend the rest of my life without. Sorry.
And a second update....I know every guy is looking for someone fun and no drama (whatever that means to them) I like to laugh like everyone but I am more introverted until you get to know me. I've had some pretty harsh blows the past couple years (who hasn't) but I do tend to be pretty serious and based in reality. To me a conversation is both people contributing...not listening to someone go on and on oblivious that I haven't said one word or vice versa me talking non-stop because he won't say anything or elaborate when I ask him questions. Also, if you want kids put that on your profile. Don't put undecided and then start asking rather personal questions about whether I'm capable of having kids in the first or second conversation. Awkward! For the record, not aware of any issues but for those unaware age is a factor for women in getting pregnant. I'm also not going to give every person I talk to my medical history. It's like you guys are looking to buy a brood mare or something. LOL I do have some joint/nerve issues....not going to be running a marathon...sucks all around but can't be changed. If you're trying to meet someone probably not the best idea to go on and on about some other woman that's absolutely wonderful that you're friends with. Are you trying to meet someone until she becomes available...c'mon. I tend to fall for someone the more I get to know them so this is a hard way to try to meet someone. I know that it won't happen immediately upon talking...it would just be nice if it felt like the possibility was there with someone.
If you made it to the end of this, I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Please if you are remotely interested drop me a line. I read some profiles and don't respond...not because I might not be interested but figure I'm not their type. So go ahead, I might surprise you. :)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Well when it comes to this I'm not very creative. I like casual things and a relaxed atmosphere. I like zoos or walking through a nice park. Unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of the extreme heat in summer. Someplace where we can talk some but also just hang out. I just want both of us to feel comfortable. P.S. I don't drink coffee.