I have very traditional values: I am, above all else, a gentleman. That seems to be such a lost charateristic in society today. Good manners and courtesy is the essence of a civil and responsible society. I open doors for others, always polite and courteous. I worked hard to teach my daughter the importance and value of good manners and it seems to have sunk in. Very proud of her. I have little tolerance for rudeness or lack of consideration for others. I treat others as I wish to be treated, but strive to earn respect, not demand it. I do not surrender my values or principles to social pressure.
I stay in good shape, and exercise often but not a gym rat ( I am neither Mr. Universe, nor Jabba the Hut). I am financially secure and have no need nor desire to depend on the finacial support of others or the government. I am a good cook, too (I have not poisoned myself yet!) I am comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt, business attire or Black-tie formal (I own my own Tuxedo), or a wetsuit. I am happy to say after being out of the military for 30 years, I can still get into my uniforms.
Native of New England (Connecticut), moved to rural Virginia in 1971. Joined the Army in 1976 and saw the world. Have been in No. VA since 1983.
Open to a long-term commited relationship, but being friends first is the most important part of any relationship regardless of how far it develops. I believe a solid relationship starts with friendship and honest communications. It stays solid through understanding, respect and compromise.
If you would like to know more, then we will just have to meet face-to-face and talk about it. That is much more enjoyable than doing it this way anyway. Besides, I find this awkwark and cold. So drop me an email and let's chat. Be bold. You might just meet a great guy.