What kind of man are you searching for?
Fun and entertaining? Loving and caring? Responsible and secure? Too bad ALL those qualities aren't in ONE guy! Or are they?
I'm: Empathic and caring, but not drippy.
An avid motorcyclist, but not crazy (I was a safety instructor for 12 years).
Financially & emotionally stable, but not dull as dishwater.
Expert with technology and tools, but not a nerd.
Loving and loyal, but not clingy.
A thrill seeker, but not suicidal.
Basically handsome, but not a "Baywatch" candidate.
Available and able to commit, but not desperate.
I enjoy many activities: volleyball, travel, hiking, snow skiing, camping, rafting, & have tried (and enjoyed) scuba diving, hang gliding & skydiving. I haven't done most of them recently, but will again. This isn't a "mid-life crisis"; I've ALWAYS been adventurous!
Perhaps all the adventure stuff is stereotypical, but this isn't: I value communication (and I'm actually fairly good at it), fidelity, honesty, and I can (and do) listen. When lost, I ask directions. That's not just a habit, it's a philosophy. I'm not an island, and I realize there are more answers out there than just mine. I lean left politically, think & act environmentally and have never done drugs. I have very little interest in watching professional sports, Religion isn't a force in my life, and I have a strong, irreverent and warped sense of humor. ;-) Children aren't in my cards, but grown kids on their own are fine. I've never married, and don't carry "baggage." I haven't lied about my height, but have more than a couple extra pounds (though working on shedding them), hair that's getting quite silver/grey (and is still on my head!). Blue/green eyes, full (though trimmed) beard, and ready, honest smile. If this makes your eyes light up or heartbeat quicken, please don't be bashful- drop me a message! I feel that anyone who takes the time (and musters the courage) to write a personal message deserves a personal reply-I promise you'll get one!
I'm looking for the right woman with whom to share and enjoy life- someone who wants to build a relationship together. Someone who's able to enrich my life as much as I will enrich hers.
She should be intelligent, clever, articulate, confident, playfully feisty, creative and caring, with an exuberance for life that many have forgotten. She should be comfortable in blue jeans shooting pool with a beer, on a blanket at outdoor concerts with a bottle of wine, occasionally dressing up having champagne at the theatre, or relaxing in a robe watching a movie at home! (alcohol isn't mandatory, I'm just showing different levels of sophistication ;-) Being willing to go for motorcycle rides (whether on her own bike or the back of mine) is plus, but not required.
Are looks important? Sure, but certainly not the MOST important. I must be attracted to her, but I'm realistic- I'm neither looking for nor expecting a model. (hey, what's the difference between "average" and "a few extra pounds?" Isn't that the same thing around here?) What I do look for are expressive eyes, and an unreserved smile. (honestly- I'm not just saying that because it sounds PC!) Beauty comes in different shapes, sizes, hair colors, and so on.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First date? I find the "let's have a coffee and see if we want dinner" thing a little confining. By the time we decide to meet, we've already determined we'll have more to talk about than will fit in a quick coffee meet! Coffee, then dinner, then a walk is more my modus operandi. But don't worry- I'm flexible, and take suggestions!
I'm not much for a movie or concert the first times we get together- I'd prefer we be able to talk and find out more about each other! I don't mean like extended "interviews," as these things can so easily become- Just get to know each other, and find how well we connect.