I must admit, part of me still feels a little foolish posting myself on an internet dating site. Let’s face it my first profile actually said nothing about myself but that I was “fun-loving and affable”. I kept it simple for a few reasons: First, I didn’t want to scare any potential woman away. Second, I really have a hard time expressing who I am on an internet web-site in 1000 words or less. I know I am not alone when I say “I am so much more than that.” So, my last profile was extremely vague. This one however, I will let it all hang out and see what kind of response it gets me. What the hell, you only live once right!
1.) Yes I have been married before, and unfortunately it didn’t work out because she wanted to live in Australia and I needed to live in North America. There is more to the story but, I can at least say that my ex and I remain friends even after the breakup.
2.) I believe that honesty is the best policy, but I have also learned that you can be too honest, so I am working on that. I have learned that the truth will not set you free. School House Rock and Aesop’s Fables lied to me!!!
3.) I am educated and intelligent, this allows me to hold down a decent job and make a good living. Also, I really like genuine face to face conversation; so if you are smart, sexy, and you are attracted to me, let’s sit down over a cup of coffee or lunch and let’s chat.
4.) I was in the military and still have a little GI in me. Hell, I still do 50 pushups if I am really bored and have nothing better to do. I also workout weekly so I can stay in shape for fun and other things…
5.) I don’t want sex on the first date; because it seems to me that women use that to say we are immediately in a committed relationship. I want to get to know girl for who she is before the emotions of sex get into play. I would like a girl to get to know me as a person, not just for what I can do for her in the bedroom. So please, if you are just looking for a hookup or a one night stand, do not email me.
6.) I like to work with my hands, and I have even built or house or two with Habitat for Humanity. I love cars, and I do my own repairs when I have time. As Red Green says: “If a woman does find you handsome, at least let them find you handy.”
7.)I maybe a hopeless romantic. I still believe in romance, long kisses, and walks along a moonlit beach. I believe that two people can work at a marriage and make it blossom and grow as long as they are honest and caring for each other. I believe that two people can be generous to one another and be truly happy in each others arms. I truly believe in genuinely loving a woman for the rest of my life.
8.)I now know that I would like someone to appreciate me as I appreciate her. I want to make my future mate feel like every minute we spend together is full of us just trying to make each other feel loved. I would like to have that bubbly, warm feeling all over and I would like to share that with my soulmate.
9.)I like to get physical; yes just like Olivia Newton John says. Thats why I take Krav Maga, will you join me?
1.)Be female. -Sadly, yes I have even gotten pictures of male genitalia! Did anyone ever read my profile? Also, even though I do like a girl that can be a tom-boy but, I still like them to be exquisitely feminine.
2.)Be single and un-attached. -Nothing says drama more than having a cute girl hit on you while she is trying to find a new place to live because she is having difficulty with the man she is living with. I am not into meeting up with you and then your 230 pound boyfriend as he tries to kick my ass; it is not my ideal for a first date. If you’re currently in a relationship with someone, please end it before you contact me.
3.)Please be sane. -The last girl that I dated for a month followed me after in moved to a different city to get away from her. If either of us decides to break it off, please do not follow the big orange truck you see leaving my place. If I don’t tell you where I am going, I probably don’t want you to know. If I like you, I'll probably let you know.
4.)Be able to talk. -Nothing sucks more than trying to have a conversation with someone when every topic is off limits. We don’t have to talk about sex, sports, religion, or politics. But, PLEASE try to say something better than “Do you have more pics?” If you really want to know what I look like we can both meet up somewhere for dinner, my treat. Then if we find we don’t really like each other we can call it a night and move on. Also, you don’t have to worry about being the girl sitting with the ugly guy either. If you didn’t like my photos already, then I doubt you’ve gotten this far anyway; and yes I still look pretty much like that like that.
5.)Have a sense of humor. -It can be cheesy, campy, dry, witty, goofy, or even sarcastic (to a point; I had a date with a professor from Baker College who didn’t want to talk about anything other than insulting me all night. I think she needed to relieve some stress that night so I let her, but it left a bad impression.) I like a girl who can laugh with me and a girl who can make me smile; even if she doesn’t say anything. If you feel like every once in a while acting like a kid; act like a kid!
6.)Be yourself -If we ever do meet in public over a meal, please just be yourself. I would like to get to know you for you. I don’t want to get the wrong perception of who you are, I am here to get to know you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I don’t believe in pressure on the first date. I would like to meet a girl for lunch or dinner somewhere public so we could talk and get to know each other better. If we make a night out of it, great! If we don’t enjoy each other’s company then we can go our separate ways. The impressive dates come later when we are sure that we want to share a memory with each other. Let’s face it I wouldn’t want to take just any girl with me on a trip to Bermuda, I want to take the one I’m sure I’d be happy spending lots of time with.