I am originally from Arizona and moved to the Seattle area 23 years ago. Yes, quite the contrast! I’ve always loved being out in the sun, and some years just wish we had a little more of it.
Some things that keep me happy on a daily basis: being a dad, getting a full seven hours of sleep (priceless) and my morning coffee. I am definitely a morning person and like having a bit of time to myself to think and gear up for the day ahead.
I have two great kids: a 15 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son. The live with me part time, so it’s important that anyone I meet at least likes kids.
I am a good listener, thoughtful, affectionate, and respectful. I listen before I speak, and try to keep any open mind. Some would even classify me as some what quiet around large crowds. I won't ever force my opinion on anyone. Being non-judgmental of people is a quality that I value in myself and seek in others.
I’ve done some traveling but would love to meet someone who is interested in seeing the world together. One thing on my list would include walking El Camino de Santiago in Spain one day. Planning on 2014 to be the year.
Summer is my favorite season by far. Hiking, kayaking, biking, I love them all. I also enjoy running and do my best to stay on a routine with it. It isn't just exercise for me, I actually do enjoy it. I am a bit of a homebody during the winter months and try to catch up on movies and reading.
I am looking for someone to complement me rather than be my twin. She should have her own hobbies and interests and value her independence. Emotional and financial stability are a must. What usually attracts me to someone is a relaxed nature, a sense of confidence, and femininity. A natural look is ideal; I’m not interested in someone who is overly made-up all the time. She should be goofy, a bit unique, and maybe even a little quirky. Standout qualities would be a woman who is fit but not fanatical about it, and have an inquisitive mind.
Common interests are great, but common moral beliefs are more important. Quality time is vital.
I love public displays of affection (kissing, hand holding, hugs) and am never afraid to show how I feel with a woman. I like open communication and honesty and don't believe in keeping secrets.
Most importantly, yes, I am looking for the long term and you should be, too. I am looking for a best friend and a relationship that can stand the test of time. Small steps first though. If you are interested, wink, favorite me, or email me.