First off, because this is Utah, and this is very important to me, I do not believe in god. I'm an Atheist, I believe in common sense, logic, reason, and the scientific way of thinking. I will not bother you about my beliefs, and I usually keep it to myself unless asked. I believe religion should be a personal experience and kept strictly to one's self. I have many religious friends, this does not bother me, I can respect personal lifestyle choices. I'm also a STRONG believer that religion should stay out of schools and politics.
Just don't try to force it upon me, that's all I ask.
My mannerism is more old fashioned (mostly), I know how to treat a lady, and I can cook you some wicked pasta.
I'm a bit quiet and enjoy simple things like watching the snow fall, listen to the rain, a nice sunset, or the wind in the trees. I love the smell of pine trees and enjoy the sound of nature when I'm out in the woods.
I would rather have a few close friends than may acquiescence's, I enjoy smaller groups when doing activities, it's more personal that way.
I find it sad that people often judge or exclude based on age, life is short and this should not influence making new friends. You can have fun, or be grumpy old fart no matter how old you are. Honestly I find the hypocrisy that is online dating a sad thing, it's rare to find good honest people.
I'd love a fly fishing companion, it get's lonely out on fishing trips by myself.
Just a FYI... I can't stand piercings in places other than the ears. It's a HUGE turn off for me! Not big into tattoos either, but they don't bug me as much.