I'm a bit of a throw back from a different era. I believe that people don't respect each other the way they used to and that's why we have so many relationship failures. A woman used to put her man first. A man used to work and put his wife and family first. Now people put themselves first. Their partner is second. It's me me me. My needs first. There is a level of selfishness. A successful relationship is a true partnership. And it requires both parties to compromise. You don't have to give up your soul, but you can't be in a relationship and expect to act like you did when you were single. Many of my friends are first generation Americans. Their parents are from the old country and have grown up with stronger family values. They understand the meaning of hard work, sacrifice, and reap the benefits. I also don't hear them complain about this country like so many lazy people do. Although I'm more of a traditional guy, I like strong women. I don't mean Russian weightlifters but someone with their own career, goal oriented, not afraid to speak their mind, and definitely not meek.
My big passion is Judo. I've done it most all of my adult life and it keeps my mind clear and is a way to get away from it all. I did Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for several years too.
I'm pretty mellow and like doing things like going on weekend getways or exploring the Bay Area, hiking around, family type stuff, going on the lake, fishing, BBQ, etc. I'm not the Burning Man or sky diving type. I get my excitement from work. I used to be a Paramedic and Firefighter. I work in law enforcement now. Oh BTW I'm not a hunter. But I do fish and there was no option to choose only one in my hobbies.
I don't like to argue or deal with excessive drama. I'm not looking for the perfect body, but I do workout and take care of myself. You should too. So I'm not sure why I keep getting emails from people who look like the last time they saw the inside of a gym was high school PE class. I like women who have class and at the same time are low-maintenance. I like women who wear make-up but if you can't leave the house for a quick 5 minute errand without putting your "face" on, then you have issues and you're not the one for me. I like a little natural look too sometimes.
If you're looking for the perfect guy "with no baggage" which it seems many are, you better skip over me and keep looking because I'm far from it. But you'll be on a very long search because he doesn't exist.