Are you looking for an athletic, ambitious, go-getter with a prestigious career, a chiseled chest, and deep pockets? I'm not your guy.
It's a Saturday morning as I write this. I came home from work yesterday and was in my pajamas by 6:30. A Friday night. Relaxed and watched some Archer and Coupling on Netflix. Browsed this site for awhile; messaged a few people. Warmed up some leftovers, had a couple glasses of wine with dinner. (Unusual; I don't drink much.) Watched some more TV and was asleep by 10. Someone save me from this! :D
I think it's important to know who you are. As I've gotten older I think I've started to figure out what is really important to me. I was raised with a message that status and wealth was very important, but I've never been able to quite achieve my probable potential. In reddit vernacular, this has made me feel. But you know what? I think I haven't achieved those things because I don't really want to pay the price for those things. They're just things. Live for work and money, take advantage of others when possible, compete, play politics, smile in a guy's face when I actually don't care to be anywhere near him. Is life a game you just have to play agressively to win? For what? You can't take it with you. Too much stress and unhappiness lie that way for me.
I am accepting of others that desire to live that way, as long as their activities don't infringe on my space. Live and let live. But I think I enjoy life more by just being comfortable, and having some fun along the way. I like to feel that I've hurt no one, and possibly helped a few. I'm not saying I prefer abject poverty; but I'm good as long as I have reasonable food and shelter, a little extra for some entertainment, and stash away enough to survive on for those rainy days. I'm fine with my Kia - Don't need a Mercedes. (Though it might be fun to drive one of those sporty little SL models for awhile.)
So what am I trying to say here? OkCupid hasn't been working too well. I worry that it's because I'm not more ambitious. It sometimes seems you ladies only want Mr. Perfect. But I am who I am. This is probably not great copy for a personal ad, and I'll probably revise or delete it later. But it's me, and what I feel like saying this morning.