I am a full time (meaning sole custody) single dad living in Silicon Valley. I have two children (and won't be having any more thanks to the wonders of modern minor surgery) much younger than the kids of most guys my age with one still living at home full time. I suppose they keep me young but I do know that they keep me busy.
I am not looking for a 24x7 live-in relationship and want to keep things a bit light at this point. The kids are old enough now so that I don't have to be home every minute of the day and I am available to get out and have some fun on my own.
I am 5'11" tall, 160lbs, hazel eyes, have all my hair and it is salt/pepper these days. Blue jeans and a cowboy hat will work for me but I clean up nice and look good in a suit too. My interests can be somewhat unconventional so you might see me at a symphony performance, rock concert, walking on a beach or in a forest or maybe even on the playa at Burning Man. My tastes are very broad in music, food, and literature and people.
The sort of woman that most interests me is smart, independent (and enjoys her independence) yet wants to share activities with a man.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Oh, I don't know ... a first date would be to see if we each had that sort of twinkle in our eyes. It's the second date that would be the fun one.
But please, ladies, the goal here is dating. I am not looking for a pen pal. Emails are fun but the purpose of being here shouldn't be to exchange email for weeks. Now if you live far away, that is something completely different. If if you live nearby and we exchange more than a few emails before meeting or never seem to be able to get together, then maybe it isn't meant to be. I get a lot of people who want to make that first date but having a lot of trouble finding people who keep them. Relationships via email/IM don't seem to work for me. Lets meet someplace public if you like and have a chat face to face.
Pet peeve: You have set your email preference to reject mail from anyone living more than a certain distance away (usually 75 miles). You live more than that certain distance away from me. You selected that you want to meet me. I get notified but I can't write to you.