So where to begin... I've gained perspective in recent years about what I'm looking for and who I might be good for. In dating, I like to believe I'm pretty straight forward without taking away the normal fun of the courting process. It is a process that I'm considerate of with regard to anyone I go out with. Women, moreso than guys, know what you want in a partner, especially if children are an intermediate hope. Guys, we don't have that frame of mind -- or at least I didn't when I was younger.
My career is a top priority along with being a father which I will address in a moment. I am successful in my career - an MBA from a top school and I'm pursuing a top policy focused MA. I am a decorated veteran. Served in Iraq. Worked on Wall Street and now work in the Pentagon. I don't fit a stereotype for any of those areas. My real passion is coaching; specifically the pole vault. I enjoy writing and teaching.
I don't consider myself successful. To achieve my standard of success, I hope to build a partnership with someone to build upon a family structure. To enjoy life with - travel, run road races, spend holidays with. While this may sound formulaic, I very much want to fall in love. I just want to make sure I fall in love with someone who will be good for me and who will benefit from the relationship. You know, chemistry.
Again, I'm a father - it is part of what makes me who I am. My kids are awesome. Ages 11, 9, and 7 -- Two boys and a girl. I visit them about one weekend a month and get a lot of holiday time. They live in Florida with their mother.