Words I live by each and every day. I'm not afraid to "Live Out Loud", which means that I'm not afraid to just be my true self no matter the consequences. I don't live with my guard up and keep life at arms length out of fear of being hurt. If you came here looking for a "Bad Boy", sorry. I know I'm a dinosaur in this day and age, but that's OK with me. I recently realized that I learned everything I know about Love from two sources. My Parents, and John Hughes movies. From my Parents I learned that a couple should be best friends, confidants, and partners. Romance and Passion can come and go through the years, but that friendship is what keeps a relationship going. From John Hughes films, I learned that the cute best friend "Girl Next Door" is always preferable to the "Hot Girl". For me that means that looks are nice, but personality is tops with me. I'm looking for a partner who will stand by my side and share the adventures that life throws at us. For the woman who owns my heart, I make the following promise: I will always stand behind you when you need support, next to you when you need a partner, and in front of you when you need a defender.
I'm the "Nice Guy" that every girl friend who is already in a relationship (as well as all of my ex's) would tell you what a great catch I am. Sadly most people mistake Kindness for Weakness, but I know the difference. I'm inspired by John Wayne in "The Quiet Man", as someone who is kind on purpose, but knows when it's time to stand up and fight for what(and who)he believes in. I am a demonstrative man with my feelings. You will always know what I think, and how I feel about you. I just don't see the point in playing all the mind games that others seem to. I may stick my foot in my mouth from time to time, but I'd rather be open, honest and myself than try to be someone I'm not. I work hard to take care of my responsibilities, but I also know how to have fun. I am honest and reliable (Sorry if that may not sound terribly exciting, LOL) but you can count on me to be there for the good times and the bad. I will be your rock, but still take the lead to share adventures with you. For me, dealing with the daily in's and out's of being an adult, a partner and a parent is the "Good Stuff" of life. To be there to support and take care of those I love is both a privilege and an honor for me.
Mentally I consider myself a bit of a "Renaissance Man". I have a thirst for knowledge and have accumulated quite a collection of knowledge from various subjects. I always seem to know something about anything you could ask me. Everyone want's me to be on their team when we play Trivial Pursuit LOL!. I love to watch the History Channel and Discovery Channel. I tend to have a strange and warped sense of humor and love to tell stories and jokes. I'm a friendly person who has no problem introducing myself to new people and make new friends quickly. I just follow the "Golden Rule" and it has served me well. I have always said that I can get along with everyone, from criminals to cops. A friend once said about me, "If you can't get along with John, then YOU'RE the one with the problem!"
Emotionally, I am not your usual "guy". I understand and appreciate where other people are coming from. We all travel our own path through life, and we don't all wear the same shoes at the same times. I try not to be judgmental if someone is not in the exact same place as I am. I honestly like to see others happy and do what I can to help make that happen. I'm sure that is why the few friends I do have are so dedicated to me. I understand that life is a long journey, wonderful and terrifying. I hope to find a partner who will share that ride with me, and with whom I can share her ride too.
Physically I'm tall, broad shouldered, and with a bit of muscle to fill my frame out. Though I feel like I could loose a few vanity pounds, I feel lucky to have inherited my father's Pro Football build. I often walk two miles a day to keep myself in shape.
I have to warn you though, I'm a Geek. Now I don't look like the stereotypical Geek. What I mean by being a Geek is that I'm a fan of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics, etc. But I am a responsible adult! I go to work, pays bills, and take care of myself. I just have eccentric hobbies. Also I'm an artist. You can check out my art online here: http://johnnytheboy1970.deviantart.com/
I have had my work published in the past which was a huge thrill!
I am also a Certified Massage Therapist. I plan to go back to school and get re-certified soon as well. I am known for my incredible foot massage! LOL
Ok so that's basically me. If you would like to know more just let me know!