I spend a lot of time looking for a profile which inspires me to send a message and when I do, it's an original with nothing copy/pasted, because I believe that the woman I'm looking for is worth every moment of my time and effort. Just be warned, since I write what I'm inspired to write, if you end up with a message about David Hasselhoff, it's your fault.
I don't like referring to myself as a manly man, because it implies that I'm not in touch with my feelings, or even lack them entirely, because I'm not afraid to admit that I get choked up about feel-good stories and sad stories alike (damn you, American Idol/America's Got Talent/The Voice), but I do/have done manly things, such as 1/4 mile drag racing or being a lumberjack for 8 seasons when I lived in Canada, which means you may come home one day to find I've chopped down your dead tree, made firewood, kindling and a chopping block, made a pet out of that black bear that keeps coming into the city (his name is Bob), and made myself an ice cube igloo in your back yard because it was a sweltering 75 degrees and I was homesick, and despite popular belief, lumberjacks do not wear flannel. Well okay, some do, but they are also the ones who shower once a week, and whose stench gets trapped in your hair and follows you everywhere you go for the next 3 hours (true story), so keep that in mind next time you see a bearded hipster wearing flannel and laced-up work boots. Oh, but lumberjacks really do wear flannel because it's warm, you say? Alright, well get back to me when it's -70 and the wolves are marking their territory on your leg after mistaking you for a tree. :)
I'm not overbearingly cheerful, but I don't get too down about things, because I am a problem solver. No matter what the problem, if I don't immediately come up with a solution, just give me some time. As such, if you are of the solution solver variety, that is, one who finds problems to solutions to avoid taking action and changing things, especially when that change has to come from within yourself, then I may also solve my problem of you by making us single again.
I have a knack for repairing all kinds of things, too. Note I said "repair" and not "fix" because as my college professor would say, "A fix is something you get on the street." A wise man, he. It's a skill I've honed since I was a wee lad, figuring out how to take things apart to see how they worked, then figuring out how to put them back together, then figuring out where all of the left-over pieces go.
You could say I'm a little old-fashioned in some ways. I have fondly remembered a time and place where people give their word with a handshake, help their neighbors, cut their own grass, make their beds every morning, put the toilet lid down, raise their children on garden fresh vegetables instead of candy, wash their hands before handling food, train their pets to behave (and their children, which should go without saying, but these days...), value self-sufficiency, prefer homes that are cozy to those that echo, and getting high or intoxicated isn't a prerequisite to having a good time... and then I woke up.
With that said, I'm not religious and I don't believe in Karma as the Buddhists do, where a person's actions affect not only their current life but also future lives, but I do believe that for the most part, you get out what you put in. So, I put in respect, honesty and integrity, and ask for the same in return. I once put in an axolotl, a platypus and a blob fish, now I'm here.
I'm looking for a woman with more to offer than cleavage photos, who has an adventurous spirit, is good at compromising, doesn't put on more layers of makeup than there are layers of sediment in the ocean, or wear so much perfume that birds fall from trees when she walks by, possesses the intelligence and self awareness to understand that this profile is a representation of herself and puts thought and effort into it, just like she would an actual relationship. I know you're out there somewhere, and when I find you: /watch?v=Ud5Gh4oEIS8
I'm the guy your mother wishes you were dating. Here's hoping you get along with your mother, but if not, here's hoping she's on this site, too.