Dating is like putting together a 1,000,000 piece puzzle, only you have no idea what the finished picture will look like. You know what you want it to look like, so you spend all this time looking for pieces that fit together. The point isn't to put the entire picture together - it's to find as many pieces as you can that actually fit. Put together what you can. They won't all fit. If you expect all 1,000,000 pieces to fit together perfectly you're just going to spend all your time reimagining what it's supposed to look like when a piece doesn't fit.
I may never finish the puzzle, but the fun is in finding the pieces that match.
If you get a message from me it's because something tells me you might just be incredible. I won't settle for less than that anymore. I just want to find out what incredible is really like.
So, self-summary. In a nutshell, I'm an early-40's guy who spent 18 years with the wrong girl and now I want to find someone incredible to share life with. Obviously, definitions for incredible vary, but if you self-identify as incredible, or even if your mom says you're incredible, then that's as good a place as any to start. As long as I can trust your mom.
I'm originally from the South, by way of Appalachia. If you don't know where Appalachia is without looking on a map, you should be ashamed. I'm from West Virginia and even I know where Appalachia is.
Because I am Southern there are some things you just may never comprehend: self-deprecation, why I hold the door for everyone (male or female), Georgia football (Go Dawgs! The real Dawgs, not the Huskies), chicken-fried anything, sausage gravy (or squirrel gravy in the winter time), my love for shooting things (inanimate things only), and bass fishing. Also, Lewis Grizzard, Dorothy Parker, grits, sweet tea, boiled peanuts, pecan pie, the list just goes on.
Admittedly, I have a seriously low resistance to redheads. And freckles. Freckles are my kryptonite. And curly hair. Girls with lots of long, beautiful curly hair... dear gods, I am slain.
I also have a pet Dwarf Hotot bunny named Wednesday, Destroyer of Worlds. She's adorable, like me.