The face that I see in the mirror now is older and (hopefully) wiser. I have a clear idea of who I am and what I am looking for in a woman.
I am looking for a special lady who wants to see what the world has to offer and who wants to laugh and enjoy life. Someone who appreciates a compliment, someone who enjoys a little flirtatious repartee, someone who wants to open her heart to someone with an open heart of his own.
The woman I'm looking for is self assured, comfortable in her own skin, and ready with a smile. For me, there is nothing like gazing into a warm, genuine smile and knowing that the chemistry is there.
I am a one woman kind of guy, and if you're looking for someone who will treasure and respect you, I'm your man. If you trust your heart to me, you in turn will have my heart in your keeping.
For me, there's no single ideal day or night out. A date can be dinner and a movie, just dinner, a night out at a club, dancing (as long as you don't mind my two left feet), a party with good friends, or even just a nice night out walking and talking.
Daytime dates are a wonderful way to get out and about...walking a nice trail, taking a nice bike ride, hanging out at the beach or the park. There are so many ways to have a good time.
I try to have plans in mind for a day or evening out, but if you have something you'd like to do, I'm all ears. As long as we're enjoying ourselves together, I'm up for most things.
I am very focused on my family and friends. I have two children who are the very light of my life and who inspire me to be a good example to them. I am blessed with a wonderful extended family of cousins who are truly my brothers and sisters at heart. My friendship, once given, is there for life. I travel in a circle of friends that has weathered the years, tremendous joys, and the inevitable tragedies that befall us over the years.
As to my interests, well, to start, I love music. In just about every form. I lean towards classic rock but I enjoy jazz, classical, blues, Latin (I grew up with my Mom playing Radio KALI all day in the kitchen), you name it. I have been told that my musical tastes lean towards wildly eclectic.
I enjoy a good movie and dinner; my tastes run toward comedy and blockbusters, but I can just as easily take in a Rom/Com or a tear-jerker, as long as it's good entertainment. Dessert or coffee afterward is a great way to cap an informal evening.
When it comes to spectator sports, I enjoy just about everything. I'm up for seeing the Angels, Dodgers, Lakers, or Kings. I have a personal rooting interest in FC Espanyol Barcelona which I'd be happy to brag about if you want to hear about it. The Coliseum and the Rose Bowl hold special memories of many enjoyable and classic football games. I am definitely a sports fan, but I try to avoid being fanatical.
While I enjoy watching sports, I also try to keep myself in shape. I enjoy hopping on my bike to tour Long Beach, and getting out and hiking a trail on a gorgeous day is a great way to spend time. I keep to a regular gym schedule and work hard on the cardio. Love the newly remodeled 24 Hour Fitness close to home.
I also believe that entertainment can feed the mind. Whether it's a museum, an exhibit, a gallery, or a historical site, I like to get out and learn about the world we live in. One of my very favorite places in the world is the Smithsonian, with its plethora of museums, galleries, and exhibits.
So, that's it...me, in a nutshell. I believe that most people defy encapsulation in 4000 characters or less, and that the truth is in the meeting. If you are interested, I look forward to meeting you.