I think it's very important to lay things out on the table and express myself so please allow me to do so. Life is difficult as it is so why not reduce the complication through clear communication :-).
I'm at a point in my life where I know what I want and need in a relationship. I don't play games, I was never into the club/bar scene, and am not someone who just dates to date. I'm in search of something deep and meaningful--call me a hopeless romantic and that's fine cause I wouldn't have it any other way; passion in personal and professional life is very important, wouldn't you agree? I find it very important for a couple to share the same religious beliefs. Going to church together, volunteering together, praying together are all activities which would serve to strengthen the relationship. I wouldn't call myself an overly religious person but just have come to learn that love is strengthened when God is brought into the mix. In other words, I'm in search of a relationship where each person betters the other person, where growth in all areas is encouraged, and where core values supply the foundation. Although physical attraction is important, I don't want a relationship where all that ties me to the woman I'm with is a physical connection; that is like a house built upon a pile of sand instead of the granite of friendship. Sharing the same faith is just one example of something I would like to share with my significant other.
We live in a day and age where people want things the easy and fastest way and where the beauty of relationships is sacrificed. It's extremely challenging, especially in LA, to meet women who were raised in a similar manner to my upbringing, who value the importance of sharing core values, and who are "ladies." I long for the way things used to be when men courted women, where both people contributed to intellectual conversation, and where relationships withstood the tests and trials of time because they consisted of two individuals whose minds and souls connected. I mean don't you love when you see old people still holding hands? That's what I want. I'm on a complex mission, but I refuse to settle for less. I want that run into my arms and kiss me like it's the last time kind of love. The old-fashioned type. She's out there somewhere...
Sometimes I feel like I would've been better off living in the 1940s or 50s :-). I realize that 99% of you will find my way of thinking unrealistic and foolish, and that's perfectly alright. It's the 1% who find my desires realistic and intelligent that I'm interested in getting to know. Which percentage group do you fall under?
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