I grew up country and have been a teacher for over 20 years now. I like to travel. I like animals. I am searching for that till death do you part relationship. I would welcome someone who has kids and would look for that partnership in their life. Health is a priority and I try to pick trips and outings where there is little time for sitting. While my M.A. is in Science/Physics and I have been a roofer for over 15 years, I continue to enjoy building things. I continue to work on my own house and I know relocating might be part of a relationship. I tend to be open minded and understanding when someone's past is fully communicated from the start. I'm better off single if a relationship doesn't eventually build from weekend to weekend. After "hi" ask me something that drives your interest in a soul-mate. If I can't answer then there may be a communication issue. Just relax, I don't judge nor sink first impressions in stone. While I would eventually like to be able to read your mind, I will start with your eyes and smile. But when left hanging I don't sit around.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Dinner, shopping, hiking, stargazing, us-time!