I am what some may call a "nice guy" with an edge, but despite the stereotype, my competitive personality never allows me to "finish last".
I was raised to have the utmost respect for women, and my display of chivalry may even seem slightly old-fashioned. However, those around me know not to take my kindness for weakness, because I will be the first to stand up to anyone or anything that puts those I care about at risk in any way. Some say women only like the guys that treat them badly or play hard to get. Well, I'm not one to play those "dating games", so I guess I'll just take my chances.
A lot of people ask why I am single, so i'll just clear that up now. My parents-in-law were not able to have kids.
On a more serious note, I have always believed that it's better to be single than with the wrong woman, and i'm not the type to lower my standards in adaptation to what's convenient and easy.
I like just about anything active(especially outdoors), but am also very easy to entertain with the simple things. Honesty is a major part of my moral foundation and I expect that from those that I keep close as well. I'm extremely confident in who I am and where I am in life. However, I learn more and more about myself and life everyday, and always try to have fun doing it. Getting dirty in play and work is something I've never shied away from, but I do like dressing up for a night on the town, as well as spending time alone with someone special.
I'm looking for someone who has goals and aspirations, and is already working towards them. She should have a firm grasp on the lifestyle of enjoying herself, while still being responsible. I don't want to waste my time with the "girls" that seem to be intellectually immature and don't exactly know who they are or what they want out of life yet. I don't like it when a lady creates drama on a regular basis, or when she always needs the attention on her. Most importantly, she should always be true to herself without trying to aimlessly fit in with her peers for popularity or acceptance.
Some random interests of mine: Making new friends/Meeting new people, Singing in the shower/car, Making someone serious laugh, Seeing my friends smile, Trying something new, A good meal after a long hard days work, Having fun w/ kids, Teaching someone something that's new to them, Telling someone you love them, The feel of a woman's soft skin, Swimming in the middle of the night, Listening to someone my elder tell some of their best life lessons/experiences, New clothes, The careless feeling when you're stuck outside in the rain...
Most of the women I meet in clubs and lounges are not what I've described above, and I am always so busy that I don't have the time to focus soley on finding "the one" during my everyday activities. I am not looking for friends or just casual encounters. I already have a lot of great friends, and I've had enough of the juvenile party scene. It's time to find someone to share the rest of my life.