I have rewritten this section several times, and it has gotten pretty long. I know many of you won't make it to the end, but if you're seriously looking for a new man in your life, you might just make it.
Don’t be fooled by the suit. I'm a really a super laid back guy. Despite my age, I am very young in mind, body and spirit. And look, I even have most of my hair! I am a software engineer turned artist/art dealer (long story). I own a small company and we make and sell bronze sculptures all over the country. Some sculptures I make myself, and we sell many others as well. It's a cool and unique business. I am a Navy veteran, so I am very proud of the many military monuments and memorials I have done.
I’m very comfortable in my own skin, proud of my achievements, and have no need nor desire to impress anyone. I live in a 110 year-old semi-Victorian style house packed with art and antiques. I restored it mostly by myself. I have a huge yard with a pond and bronze statuary all about. It feels like a mini urban estate; understated, yet elegant and humble, just like me.
Almost every profile I read says they want a guy with a sense of humor. I considered saying that I'm mean, grumpy, and have been known to growl and even bite, but I wasn't sure that everyone would get the joke. I thought you might overlook the mean and grumpy part if you thought you might get bitten just right, but when you discovered I was really more of a nibbler than a biter you might be disappointed.
I realize that I am at a disadvantage on here because it seems nobody wants a player. Well, that’s too bad because I can be very playful and even downright silly at times. One look around the yard and you can tell I’m a player right away. There are basketball hoops, a trampoline, horseshoes, tetherball, a giant swing and lots of open space to play whatever. I often ride around in a golf cart just for fun. And when I’m worn out from all that playing, I might slip into the hot tub to relax. So here I thought my playfulness was one of my most endearing qualities, only to find nobody wants a guy like that. Go figure.
It is also clear you want a guy that’s smart. Now anybody could say, “I’m smart”, and that might be enough for some. However, some of you more clever girls might expect a little more evidence than that. I considered boasting, but instead, I decided to just ignore that topic altogether and let you figure it out for yourself.
You need to know that I have two boys 12 /14 years old. They are little gentlemen and I am very proud of them. They are good students and both involved in sports (baseball/football). They live with me half the time, and we have a great life and lots of fun.
I have become quite adept at being a single dad; and yes, I cook, and do laundry, and clean bathrooms, and vacuum, and provide shuttle service. I can take these guys across the finish line by myself, so I’m not looking for someone to help raise my children. However, we are a package deal, so if you don’t like kids, I’m not for you. I have 6 years until the youngest will head off to college and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.
Now, despite my playful and funny personality, I am really not a player at all. I’m a family guy looking for a loving relationship. I enjoyed being a husband and was really good at it. I miss the companionship and romance; and let's face it, a family doesn't seem complete if you don't have a woman around the house. I know the right woman for me is out here and when I find her she will fit like a glass slipper, but I really hope I don’t have to go on 100 dates to find her.
I feel I need to say a little about what I am looking for. I hate to even mention physical things because it sounds so trite. But look at me; I'm 6 ft. 4 in. tall and around 200 pounds plus/minus 5 lbs. So I'm a pretty slender guy. So the ideal woman for me would be fit and watches her weight. I’m not all hung up on it, and some curves can be great, but I would love to find someone who still looks nice in a bathing suit. Is that shallow?
A pretty smile will melt my heart like butter on hot corn.
We only go around once, so I hope to find someone who likes to try new things and visit new places.
I cannot emphasize this enough. I REALLY don't like to argue or bicker, so I'm looking for someone who is easy going and doesn't sweat the small stuff. Yellers and screamers - not.
But most important of all, is someone who knows how to relax, have fun, and enjoy the quest for a wonderful life together.
If you read to the end and would like to send me a message, please do. I realize women can be overwhelmed with messages, and it stings to be rejected or ignored. If you found me searching for the type of guy YOU want, then you should let me know. One small favor, please sign your name. Unsigned messages seem so impersonal. ~~ Rich