I love making people laugh, and my dry and sarcastic sense of humor is my calling card. I am very handy, and enjoy working on projects around the house, both indoors and outdoors. I make my own custom cowboy hats. I also enjoy woodworking, leatherworking, and metalworking, and being creative with my hands in general. I grew up in a family of teachers, so I have an intense passion to learn and try new things. I find myself outside a lot, and camping and motor sports are a couple of my favorite activities. I really like to go to high school football games, and have been a season ticket holder of the 6-time State Champion Aledo Bearcats for 20 years. I don’t watch much TV, but when I do, I like reality shows, chick flicks, do-it-yourself programs, and documentaries. I write fantastic love notes, and can't wait to write one for you! Sharing my heart with somebody special is what I am after, and romance and passion is my dream.
I am a man that prides himself on a strong work ethic, and it's important for me to have fun while working. I love my job and have been with the railroad for 36 years. I have found that I am an adrenaline junkie because of the nature of my work. I like to relax after a hard day of work by kicking back in the Hot Tub, winter AND summer! I consider myself very active and in great shape. I have been told that I look great in my Wranglers. I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. I am pretty liberal politically, and my life is governed by the Golden Rule. I have tried relationships with conservatives, and they didn’t work out very well. In other words, if you have ever watched FOX News for longer than 30 seconds and didn't throw a brick at the TV, we are not a match. Since I grew up in the mountains of Colorado, I go there a lot on vacation, and like to think of myself as somewhat of a mountain man. I enjoy skiing and snowmobiling. I like many kinds of music, and variety is important to me. I love C & W dancing, and although I don’t claim to be the best dancer on the floor, nobody has as much fun as I do! I need someone to practice with, and show me some new skills.
I am a total sucker for somebody who can make me laugh, or just bring a smile to my face, and a smart lady is very attractive to me. If she laughs at everything I say, that is a huge plus! I am definitely the marrying kind. I prefer someone who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty once in awhile. I am seeking someone who is active and loves the outdoors. I love beautiful eyes and a sexy smile, and affection and a tender touch are important to me. I tend to spend most of my time with people who are creative and think outside the box.
Please note: I am very liberal, and I am not gonna change for anybody, so please don't try to convert me. I take my beliefs very seriously, and I don't want to date conservatives or people who call themselves "middle of the road", as if that were possible! We all lean one way or the other, so give me an idea which way it is and what you stand for. If you say you don't care, it shows me that you are too self-absorbed, and the things in life outside your little circle are unimportant. Also, if you are looking for somebody to go to church with you, keep looking. I've had all the hate I can take in churches. I know...your church is different. Trust me...it isn't! If you're looking for a hunting partner or fishing buddy, we are not a match. I have nothing against either activity, it's just not for me.
I have tried to figure out the rules for on-line dating, and as near as I can tell, everybody seems to only care about the pictures. People don't seem to want to be bogged down taking the time to write a profile that gives a real sense of their identity, or they get hits based on their pictures, and that is good enough for them. I have tried to give a sense of who I am and what I believe in order to avoid wasting as little of your time and energy as possible to see if we are compatible in a meaningful way. A well thought out profile exposes possible deal-breakers and red flags as well, saving both of us a lot of heartache down the road. I can guarantee if your profile has very little information about what you value and doesn't convey a sense of who you are, I will move on. My favorite line is "if you want to know more, just ask". How about giving away the basics, and then we can dig a little deeper as the relationship develops? Also, I can understand the temptation to have nothing but selfies in your profile, but to me, it is a total give up, and conveys to me somebody that isn't too serious about finding lasting love. And if you're not interested in meeting me in a very public place and at least starting down the path to romance soon, let me know up front. Or in the interest of your safety, bring a friend along. It won't bother me a bit. I don't have the energy for endless texting and emailing and talking on the phone because I do have a life and I have no interest in a relationship with the first person that comes along. If you've been on this site for a long time and your profile says "Are there any decent men out there?", you may want to take a look at your profile for the answer. Because there are men like me that would really like to know what else you have to contribute to a relationship other than a cute pet, your awesome self-portraits, and pictures of all your girlfriends, your precious grandkids, and an immaculate house.
If you have no pics in your profile, please do not contact me. I am not so shallow that looks are everything, but be honest...shouldn't physical attraction be important?
If you have gotten this far, and you're intrigued, feel free to contact me! This is the New Millennium, and I may not have seen your profile yet!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
With internet dating, the first date is more like an interview than an actual date. I am interested in meeting somebody right away in a safe, very public place. I understand the whole stranger thing. I think it should be fairly short, simple, and casual. Something along the lines of meeting for coffee, or possibly breakfast or lunch. I believe in taking things slowly, to see if there is any chemistry. Then if there is a "click", the follow-up dating is when the relationship can develop. And who knows – it could be magic!