After my divorce (married once for 16 years), I made a promise to do my utmost to love myself and appreciate how great my life is. So how am I doing? So good! Each year is better than the last and I feel I'm entering some kind of mysterious middle aged renaissance. I laugh more, feel young again, and am eager to find out what comes next. I've been dating on and off since 2013 and have learned that I'm not your typical guy. I enjoy being a gentleman, will set aside time to meet you, will pursue you if I'm into you, am emotionally available, and financially stable.
I look forward to sharing my life with someone special. Sometimes I day dream about my future self... I see romping about Portland eating at terrific restaurants, drinking at quirky bars, digging live music, and romantic evenings in. Oh, and travel. Travel whenever possible. Long weekends to great American cities, backpacking across Europe like I should have after college, and jetting away to far away destinations like Dublin, Prague, and Seychelles. It's going to happen one way or the other, but it would be so much more fun with a partner in crime.
So what am I looking for? Someone I share a chemical spark with that is so hard to find. I want to laugh when we are together, to think of her when we are apart, to lean on her when I am in need, and to be her rock when she needs me to be. Someone who encourages me to be masculine while luring me with her femininity (a delicate dance indeed). The spark will grow if she is intelligent, confident, curious, and open to experiencing the pleasures that life with a partner can bring. I enjoy open/honest communication, strive to Dare Greatly, and truly believe that vulnerability yields strength, not weakness. I'm looking for someone who will take the time to learn my Love Languages and be brave enough to share hers with me. I challenge you to be strong, stand up, and show your inner self to me.
We all have busy lives. Can you carve out space for someone new? I can. I believe that starting a new relationship at our age means being available to experience life anew. To that end, I'm committed to being available and present while I tilt at wind mills in search of my Dulcinea.
Please skip me if you smoke, are married, separated with a pending divorce, think Paul Blart is excellent cinema, that Olive Garden is authentic Italian cuisine, that public affection is embarrassing, or that eating meat in moderation is a deal breaker.
Well, if you've made it this far then Bravo. Are you interested in finding out more? Let's meet! I prefer face to face meet ups over chatting... Experience has taught me that chemistry cannot be discovered virtually.
Thanks for your time! I hope to hear from you soon.