Sharing plans, dreams, experiences, endeavors, conversations, observations, or just silly playfulness with a partner who is respectful of themselves and other humans would be the best part of my life. The most satisfying conversations I have are with people who are introspective, observant of their surroundings, and are willing to listen to, consider, and provide, other points of view. Open and honest conversation is the cornerstone of any relationship, and can make for some of the most meaningful moments of life. When you share your stories, jokes, perceptions, and concerns with me, I want you to feel that I'm your best friend. However, people who talk constantly and do very little listening are a big turn-off to me. I've had enough of that in my life. I like the simplicity of taking only one relationship at a time, and have no unresolved feelings or issues about relationships of the past. Nor do I have any lingering connection to them.
I don't exude confidence in the way that most women find attractive, but internally I'm confident that my attitude allows me to learn, adapt, and be respectful of nature, people, and other animals. My self-esteem comes from being honest, fair, and communicative; not from posturing. Lies are soon revealed anyway and then you're just left with distrust - and where is the value in that? You'll see that I'm friendly, but not particularly outgoing. I prefer one-on-one conversation.
My interests are many, and I'm comfortable talking about almost anything. I may run out of things to say about women's shoes before you do, but if it's an interest of yours, I don't mind learning something. Even just learning what you like is valuable to me.
I love short and long drives, and farther away airplane trips. The High Sierra, Death Valley, Lake Powell, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Yucatan Peninsula are my favorite places to be (so far), but I can get enthused about many potential destinations close to home and around the world. I have a strong affinity for boats and playing in warm water. I love water sports, including wake-boarding, water-skiing, tubing, lake kayaking (I have 2 kayaks, if that helps :-), and others. I will snorkel and scuba dive in warm water only. I've already been in enough cold water to satisfy me. If you like snowboarding, camping, hiking, and even backpacking, that's a big plus. Not really into guns, fishing, surfing, horse riding, motorcycles, or spectator sports involving balls, but I'd love to play tennis with you. I don't need to be in motion all the time to be happy. I can sit in a field of grass overlooking scenery and reflect on the nature of life and the universe with equal satisfaction. Quiet nights at home watching movies or TV are nice, too. I will gladly accompany you to a play. I think they can be quite magical.
As odd as it may be, I've never tried a cigarette, alcohol, or any other type of drug, and never will. I like the freedom of being addiction-free. I also don't drink coffee for the same reason, but if you do, not to worry. I just won't be joining you and you'll have to get your own. Same with an occasional wine at dinner. I'd be glad to take you on trips to the wine country, though. It's just that I'll be more interested in the agriculture, cheese, and building architecture. Smoking, drugs, and a love of alcohol are absolute deal-breakers.
At this point in my life, and with all the unwholesome influences in the world today, I'd rather not be raising children. But I enjoy being around kids that are well-behaved, and admire parents who don't let their children run the show.
I'm not an environmental activist by any means, but I try to act with respect for resources and their conservation. I prefer to fix things rather than throw them away, and have repaired everything from digital cameras to tractors. Energy conservation around the house is always on my mind, and it's not because I can't pay the bills. When there are so many of us trying to live on the same planet, it just makes sense not to waste.
The domestic animals in my life include outdoor felines (for rodent control) and outdoor camelids. I also like dogs as long as their barking is controlled and they're not aggressive, but I don't have any at the moment. The wild animals in my life are varied and plentiful, even though I don't feed them. I like all animals except the ones that would like to dine on me, or that are determined to destroy my property.
So, here's the worst news: My hair is not what it used to be. It's now very thin on top and there is a bald spot. For many that will be a deal-breaker, and I completely understand. I may have it fixed soon, but for now it's a fact. At least I don't have any tattoos, and hope you don't, either.
What I'd like to find here is an honest, intelligent, moderately active person to share old and new interests with, hopefully turning into a long-term relationship. She'll have a curiosity about the world beyond smartphones, and enough intelligence to express herself with meaningful words rather than profanity. She'll feel responsible for what she says and does, and will not be allergic to the words "thank you" and "sorry." Her profile story is not blank because she expects that I won't start a conversation if I don't have reason to believe we're compatible. Her pictures will be clear and recent, and include at least one full-length shot, because she would want the same from me. She might drink a little wine on occasion, but never enough to be impaired, and won't pressure me to drink with her. The newest cars are of little importance to her, and she's a safe, sane driver. As a couple, we look at the broader picture before deciding the best course of action; not just our individual selfish desires. We yield to each other's wishes in a roughly even proportion when they are at odds. We understand that other people have their own viewpoints and empathize as much as possible without suffering the rantings of the ignorant. We know that there is still much to learn about life and the world we all share, so we're humble more often than self-righteous. If you might be a good match for me, I hope you've said enough in your own profile for me to figure that out.