For me it's critical to keep a relationship free from the stress that unresolved issues generate. Emotional intimacy is a goal, not a stumbling block. I'm dating to meet a life partner and I don't have commitment issues. My views are slightly liberal and I consider a woman with similar leanings my best match, because political differences often reflect value differences. Creating intimacy over time is something I'm good at. Please be open to that as the best love grows over time. I look at our first date as an open door to our second and that is all. No fantasies. Just living in the here and now. Are you able to do the same?
I have eclectic interests and I am eager and open to experiencing new activities. I love the wide array of activities that the Bay Area offers and I look forward to sharing them with a partner. Sunday brunch at a home style café, live music performances, a run or long walk at the beach, college football - Go Cardinal!, sporting events, travel (SoCal! Hawaii, Europe - let's go!), a weekend in wine country or exploring the West Coast, and lots of other activities also intrigue. I have an interest in community volunteering and I'd especially enjoy sharing that experience with a partner.
While I don't have children, I've always enjoyed being around them. I spent three years teaching and serving as a dorm parent at a boarding school and was constantly interacting with teens. After teaching I pursued a second advanced degree in Education at Stanford.
Do good things come in small packages? I'm proof they do, but in truth, I've always considered myself a giant in the things that matter most. I'm in the best possible emotional and physical shape, I'm positive, and I'm equipped to co-create a unique partnership with a special woman.
My true passion is helping to empower others from a place of love. It would be nice to have a partner with the courage to effect that mission together. I'm Bill and I look forward to meeting you!