Busy single dad looking for someone to go see a movie and have dinner with. I am looking for a long-term relationship, but would like to take the time to find the right match before jumping into anything serious. I have no need to date a lot of women at one time, but I only want to commit to someone who I can happily grow old with. I am gainfully employed so I can even pay for the entire date. I have primary placement of my son so I don't have large amounts of free time, but for a woman with the qualities I find appealing I will make time for us. In the past I have worked on cattle ranches, done all levels of construction and construction management, managed restaurants, been a production and environmental chemist, and was a medic in the Army. I spend my time-off in the summer working on the family farm: fixing fences, bailing hay, giving four-wheeler rides, and tending to the horses. I like to work in my shop building projects or is it making sawdust out of lumber. My son (who is 11) and I go out camping, fishing, swimming, and canoeing; basically exploring the out-of-doors. I enjoy the simple things in life and enjoy seeing/doing new activities as well as the old standards. I have traveled in the past and look forward to showing the world to my son. I am looking for the one who can meld into our lives and provide a missing dimension.
I enjoy moon lit walks, hand-in-hand, on the beach where we can poke the dead things we find with sticks and those intimate moments after a day hiking in the woods when we check each other for ticks.
I do dress up nicely and own a suit or two for work and nights on the town, but spend more time in shorts and t-shirts (without beer or NASCAR logos)-- though if you know who Sterling Marlin is you get five bonus points.
I enjoy living out in the country and hope to find a few acres to build a home and find solitude on. My perfect match would not be opposed to the odoriferous emanations of bovines or equines and gets extra bonus points if she can locate the frog on a horse.
Can you stand for a dog in the house and transform from stall mucker to ravishing beauty for a night on the town in under an hour? Perhaps I am being unrealistic, an hour and fifteen minutes?
I have been single longer than I have been married and raised my son mostly on my own. I cook, clean, do the laundry and grocery shopping while still working two full time jobs and fully enjoying my duties as Daddy. I don't plan on becoming unable to continue covering all aspects of domestic life if I find my match; can you accept a man who has domestic capabilities and skills in automotive, construction, and farm work all combined?
I love to travel and can go from exclusive hotels in exotic locations to humping a fifty pound pack 20 miles into a remote camp site in a wilderness area.
I have lived on both coasts, down south, and now back up into the northern region. I’ve been over to Europe, down to Mexico, and visited our neighbors to the north. I find it fun to plan out trips and arrange every detail, but nothing beats just jumping into the car and going where ever the road takes me.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
What to do on the first date depends on who I am dating. A good choice is to go to some type of event that allows you to talk about what you are seeing, that way the conversation flows without putting too much pressure on either person to come up with what to say next.