Hello and thanks for dropping by. My sister told me my last profile wasn't informative enough, so I decided to start afresh. So here goes. I'm a 47yo DWM ultimately seeking what I think most people want: to share the rest of my life deeply in love with my best friend. That's pretty simple, right? Sadly, there's this whole dating thing we need to negotiate first, hence the profile.
So, about me: I'm the proud father of two amazing, wonderful children who are kicking butt in college (like I said, I'm a proud papa.) Their mother and I have an amicable relationship limited to discussing (a) the kids and (b) how to light the gas fireplace. I'm glad my kids are old enough to allow me the free time to have a social life and I'm interested in finding someone in a similar situation.
Professionally, I work as a defense contractor. I was hoping as a child to become a professional basketball player, but genetics took care of that. Retired from the Army after 21 years and 13 moves. Needless to say, I enjoy traveling and am looking forward to doing more of it now that I don't have to carry a rucksack and rifle.
Personally, I enjoy cooking and hope to find someone with whom I can swap out duties as sous chef. If you know what EVOO is, but don't use the term, we'll get along fine. I'm the Lord of Thrift Stores. Seriously, the cashiers know me by name. I enjoy hitting the gym regularly and would like to find someone equally interested in physical fitness. Like Vince Vaughn, I'm a phenomenal dancer. Politically, I lean a bit to the left, but more pragmatic than ideological. I'm generous to a fault and waitresses love me. At least I think they do cause they all call me honey or sweetie or darlin'. I have been known to blurt out the wrong answer to every question on Jeopardy: Alex: "This city is the capital of Chile." Me: "What is 9?" Not sure about dating outside my race. Not opposed to it, just haven't experienced it.
A few requests: Please have pics posted. Please be local, as in within 50 or so miles. (Not that I don't appreciate all the messages from you Lithuanian girls, but that just ain't gonna work.)
My old profile had a laundry list of traits I was looking for in my ideal mate, and I think that turned off some potential matches. So no list. Except this: if you don't appreciate a man who's a gentleman AND will treat you like a lady, then pass me by. I'm sorta old school that way. So, if you like what you read (and saw, especially all that man-candy goodness I'm working with), then drop me a note. Thanks!