I believe that anyone can say anything about themselves but that opinion is going to be biased...usually to the positive, though sometimes to the negative. As such I am duplicating here how one of my female friends said I should start off my profile (especially since I think it is true and...mostly flatering)
"hi, my name is anthony. i'm a goofy hornball who currently lives in westchester but grew up in corona, ny. i like to think i'm rico suave, but when it comes down to it, i'm just a nice, romantic guy who wants to find someone to settle down with and marry. oh, and if you don't like dogs, don't even reply!"
Really Sarah...Rico Suave...?
Anyways, I've been on this site for a while and therein lies the problem - I'm still on this site. I'm looking for a reason to take this page down that doesn't include me throwing my hands up in exasperation and giving up all together.
I just turned 40 and seeing as how things have started going my way recently, I figured let me tinker around my ad and see if I can spread some of that positive mojo to my love life.
I will be honest, the single life has its benefits. I am at a point in my life where being in a relationship is no longer something I must have to be happy. I have found new levels of personal and professional success and contentment since turning 40, and I have grown wiser in addition to older. And, while I am happy with life being single...
...There is still that ache in my heart. That itch that while not overpowering is definitely ever present and in need of scratching.
I'm just at the point in my life where I'm not willing to bleed just to scratch the itch.
You know what I'm talking about.
So if it's going to happen, it's going to happen right.
I'm a family man. I'm looking to find someone who wants this too. This includes kids, and as such I am ideally looking for someone who is a bit younger that me...I mean not 18 young, but young enough so I can actually date you a respectable amount of time before I need to marry you and start having kids before age becomes an issue.
I told you I was going to be blunt.
I am a renaissance man and know a lot a bout a few things and a bit about almost everything. I cook. Really well. I write poetry. I enjoy documentaries. I like movies where shit gets blown up (just so's that you remember I'm a guy after-all). I am an information sponge and I love learning almost as much as I love teaching, which happens to be what I do for a living.
I'm not a caveman but I am old school in some ways and still believe in chivalry even if the world, and some women do not.
Incidentally, If getting you to love me means I need to treat you like crap as it seems to for some, I'd just as soon stay single. Really. I like being treated with respect, kindness and a very healthy dollop of affection and I'd really like it if you enjoyed that sort of thing too. I like the color Gray, but not into 50 shades of it.
Yes, I know it is spelled Grey in the book, but I am a stickler for proper spelling and grammar even if I am not great at the former.
I am sarcastic, but generally it is endearing and not used for mean purposes because mean people suck. I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh so please be funny. Or at lease be willing to laugh at my material so I can get a kick out of how hilarious I am.
Also, unlike many, I am fairly religious and a practicing Catholic. This does not make me a monk, nor does it make me a hypocrite, it merely means I sometimes need to go to confession more often than most. I am ideally looking for someone who is Catholic and while not needing to be quite as .... well religious about their faith, hopefully someone who identifies themselves as Catholic with out simultaneously launching into some manifesto.
I love all faiths and am open to other Christian denominations as dating partners, just merely stating a preference. I mean, It would be awkward if my girlfriend walked in on me....you know...saying the Rosary...and then looking at me funny.
I'm a big guy. Some girls are into guys like me, some are not. I hope to be less of a big guy as time goes on but this is me. I still think I'm a good looking guy but this is all a matter of preference. I have been with all shapes and sizes and while I don't really have a 'type', I generally like a woman with curves. Oh, I also sing really well, so if your fantasy is to get it on with Luciano Pavarotti...just sayin'...
Ultimately, I want a Sunday kind of love. A mature, respectful, affectionate, patient, kind, hilarious, occasionally aggravating, committed to last, genuine friendship kind of love.
Please don't mistake my opening for not genuinely wanting love and family with the most amazing woman...I just need to find you. You are not perfect. But you are kind, and affectionate, and genuine, and real and ready. If this is you, write me already, I've been seeking Polaris long enough.
For the record...
Just to be totally clear about something, I don't smoke cigarettes but I do smoke cigars. OKC has yet to include this as an option for clarification. I won't smoke in front of you if smoke bothers you, but I am not giving up my one (only one? ok, admittedly that is debatable) bad habit.
Also, must love dogs, or at least you must love mine. And frankly with a dog this loveable, if you don't love him we probably won't get along anyway.