If only we all had to pass thru a "Seinfeld review" so that all of our quirks and habits were detected too. :-)
We all want a fun relationship, nearly every profile says that. I do too. But the first step is that I want someone real and genuine, someone worthy of trust, someone who communicates well. It is hard to have much of a connection with someone where all of that is missing. So for me the first step is the good person and having everything needed for a good connection. With the right person, a thousand things are better, and simple things can be great..
I don't expect you to have kids or to be kid-less either. No assumptions on my part. I am most interested in who you are and what the future holds.
I enjoy good wine (prefer dry red), several craft beers, some spirits. I used to hold a weekend job with a liquor store, so I have sampled a huge range of everything. But, there is rarely any alcohol in my house and what I have takes forever to be used up. It is definitely not a food group for me.
I was a very involved daily dad for three, not just a weekend dad nor fair weather dad. I did absolutely everything for more than a decade (supervising homework, caring for sick days, doing teacher conferences, making pony tails, setting aside most of a personal life). Well, the youngest has an Assoc Degree and looking to be independent soon. This is a different world than when she was 3 and with me only. I would not wish to change any of that, but the realistic trade-off has been a lot of Saturdays playing Uno or other game-night activities when they were little.
About baggage: everyone has something they are carrying, but I ask that you have it managed and not letting it manage you. I want someone old enough to know what matters and young enough to still have a long future ahead. I want someone with a solid moral and ethical foundation that will be compatible with mine. I do not need another parent figure for my kids, they have that already I want someone with the intelligence, humor, optimism, chemistry, affection, and heart to go forward with as a possible partner. In music I like classic rock the most. My kids are all very musical, so they have exposed me to a broader range, definitely. On tv the Big Bang Theory works well for me, even re-runs. My son got me started watching QI on BBC - a combination science quiz show and comedy.
I consider myself to be very open about people and accepting of different views very easily. That does not cause me to question my own views,
It is boundaries, something I wish was more common in the world.
If you have traveled in the States or overseas (or wish to), that is a plus. It has been many years but I have had some great travel opportunities. There is always another perspective, and getting away once in a while helps to get out of the rigid ways of thinking that we can all fall into. I work long weekdays with weekends largely open and kid-less. That was not always true but it is now.
For work? I have been in both the public and private sectors. Now I have a great job with a manufacturer outside of Wichita. I'm doing really cool stuff that usually sounds really boring when I describe it. :-) If you have read my profile this far, thank you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
If we leave the first date thinking "I want to know more", then it was good. The place and actual plan only help give that a chance to start.
The first meeting can be easy, not a whole evening, something that allows for first impressions.