I love to dance, and I actually have a sense of rhythm and won't step on your feet. How great is that?
More than anything else, I value a woman with a sense of humor. Okay, looks help, too. And intelligence. But a woman who's beautiful and brilliant and always serious ... I'm not drawn to that combo platter.
I don't know about you, but I'm finding it a bit tricky to date at this stage in life. I try to be fun and funny, but I'm sensitive to the fact that all of us who've reached middle age and are single again have complicated histories. We all may have dreams of finding the ideal partner and living happily ever after, but it takes time to see what works even when you're in your 20s or 30s. Add in the complexities of families, the pain of failed relationships or the death of a spouse, different career paths and goals ... well, you can fill in the rest, right?
I try to keep things light, but I'm a pretty serious person underneath it all. I have a great deal of respect for the effort so many women have put into keeping their kids healthy, safe and loved in the face of difficult marriages. I know the last thing most of you need is a self-centered jerk to waste your time. I'm intent on being kind and thoughtful -- I like to have fun, but I'm not a "player."
On a much shallower note: For body type, I picked "average" because my body right now is ... average. I could exaggerate and claim "fit" or "athletic" but that's aspirational, not truthful. I've been in that category before, but I've got maybe 10 pounds to shed. Give me a few months and I'll be back in the "fit and toned" or "athletic and awe-inspiring" or "gangstas cross to the other side of the street when they see me coming" categories.