I am new to OkCupid and meeting people online. I am looking forward to meeting new and interesting women. I know many of you are looking for men fairly close to you. I can certainly appreciate that, but I travel throughout NC and SC weekly (sometimes daily) so distance and travel within 100 miles /- is not that big of a deal to me. I would rather date the right woman in the wrong city than the wrong woman in the right city. I hope many of you will agree.
I was born and raised in South Carolina. I have spent most of my life in the midlands as well as about eight years in the Charleston area (recently). I am divorced and have two wonderful boys ages 9 and 11. I don't get to spend enough time with them. They are really into baseball and their academics, so when we are together we try and pack in a lot of quality time.
I am in my third year of a brand new career that I am extremely passionate about. I am an independent catastrophe adjuster. This career takes me all over the United States and I work all types of severe weather: floods, hurricanes, fires and severe wind and hail storms. It is very intense and physically demanding, but I enjoy helping people through difficult times and getting their lives back to normal. As an added bonus, I get to work outside, see our beautiful country, and utilize my knowledge of construction and computers. Before the great recession, I was a residential and commercial builder and developer. It was a difficult few years trying to find a career that matched the happiness being a builder provided, but I am proud to say I finally found it.
I am a very independent man; always have been. I don't need a woman to take care of me. I am financially secure, I can cook, clean, iron, etc. I do want a companion to share my time, affection and life experiences with.
I enjoy most outdoor activities. I like scuba diving, kayaking, white water rafting, all water sports (skiing, wake-boarding, knee-boarding). I haven't been on snow skis in awhile, but I am eager to try it again. I enjoy cooking, especially new recipes and with a mate. I am basically up for anything that is better shared with someone special.
A little over a year ago, I decided to make some adjustment to my life. I set goals and made a commitment to myself to improve all areas of my life. I have always considered myself a Christian, but decided to become more spiritual. I have a very simple attitude: always try and do the right thing. I also believe in the golden rule.
I also decided to pursue a healthy lifestyle. I workout at the gym, often walk 5-10 miles several days a week and eat healthy meals. My job often gets in the way of working out especially during hurricane season, but I try and make up for it during slower times. I lost so much weight last summer that people thought I was sick, so I had to try and gain some back (a first for me).
Finally, I attempted to reach out to old friends and distant family. I wanted to get reacquainted and it is a work in progress, but I am quite happy with the results thus far.
I am a warm, gentle, affectionate, understanding, caring, loyal, sensitive, intelligent, energetic, honorable, trustworthy, positive, passionate, patient, romantic, kind, hard working man. I have a quest for knowledge and enjoy learning new things and experiences. I am looking forward to some fantastic worldwide getaways now that my new career is on track and established.
I am looking for a companion that is intelligent, sexy, caring, appreciative, interesting, caring, kind, patient, loving, soft, passionate, affectionate, romantic, etc. Age is not a consideration for me; it is just a number. Sometimes I forget how old (young) I am. I have dated women older and younger than me. I am just looking for someone that wants to have fun, enjoy life and not be a “stick in the mud”. I love re