Addendum: Please read all of my info BEFORE contacting me. It seems that many ladies contact me before reading all the gory details (I smoke, but make every attempt to be courteous about it. I have kissed non-smokers and they have no issues, but good ones), then after a reply... nothing! I am tired of wasting my time and E-mails.
Dateline:01-04-10 I just read a profile which stated the lady will not respond to men with certain astrological signs! If you feel that strongly about astrology, there is no way I will be on your acceptable list.
Also, I know a lot of people check out others profiles with no interest in hearing from them. I hardly EVER contact a lady just because she strayed into my profile area. That being said, if I do contact you after that, it is only after seeing who you are and seeing something unusually special in your words or pictures. If you put me on your favorites list, please contact me. I don’t bite but will delete any who do not E-mail soon.
I am a renaissance man, my sense of humor and intelligence may be my best qualities. A passion for photography, constant learning, humor, pyrotechnics and people watching, fuel my off hours. I am looking forward to meeting a lady who can help me re-discover some of the beauty around here that I can capture with my camera. I start out a bit more shy than most, (been called the strong silent type) becoming more extroverted if I enjoy the company/atmosphere. I am honest, caring, supportive, passionate and romantic. I am sharper than a bowling ball and often funnier and modest as the day is long LOL!
I am generally attracted to ladies who physically exude a friendly, smart personality. Eyes will dance and smiles flash often, also intelligent, funny and considerate. I appreciate a lady who can share a discussion on all levels using reason and passion. Kissing is a must! It is one of my biggest passions, I kiss well and often.
I do not play games nor tolerate them, if a person feels the need to lie or deceive the other in a relationship, they are not meant to be together. I am reliable and do not waste my time with those who are not. Everybody has a past, if you are still in love with yours, please don’t contact me. Respect is a two-way street, I cannot give mine to one who does not return it.
A personal family emergency caused my need to move here suddenly from WA State in mid June of 2008. I left behind a very near and dear friend in Abby, a golden mix who was three years old last St. Patrick's. I love animals and a lady with a dog (or so); will always hold a special place in my heart.
I cannot tolerate people who lie to impress, or over-analyze (especially without the proper tools), try communicating better! I am patient and appreciate patience in others, I also avoid rude, obnoxious and argumentative people, I particularity offend narrow-minded and egotistical people and yet I am fine with that! I love cooking (I will try almost anything), giving massages, hugs and cuddling, watching movies while curled up in front of the TV, and playing with pets. Recently, I have started getting back into shape and am enjoying the feeling and changes.
I am NOT looking for a marriage-minded lady right now and may never be. I will not get married a third time, I am an abysmal failure at it. I have no children, but three lovely granddaughters from my last marriage. I have found that a majority of ladies I have contacted, seem to equate long term with marriage. I am more comfortable with a long term relationship, but in no dire rush to fill a "gap" in my life.
Member of Mensa International. (Google it) One final observation: While the best things in life are worth waiting for, NOT everything waited for is worth it.
P.S. As I AM a photographer, and the majority of images on this site are pretty poor, I may ask if I can see others of you. I am NOT referring to "personal pictures" Re: "over-analyze" gripe (above). I am also happy to assist with a picture to post here, so many of them are sooo... bad! Just send me a line and I will see if I can help.
I am big, old, and ugly... and sometimes self-deprecating in attempts at humor.