Second Filter: I will schedule you around my kids...NOT my kids around you. Please don't bother to contact me or even respond if that seems unreasonable. I would expect no less from you.
If I were to hang a shingle outside my home, it would say, “Roland – Philosopher, Father, and Friend. I'm just a normal, laid-back, country boy. Well, I really try to be, but that’s where the enigma part starts. I just don’t see things they way most men do. As far as I can tell, and what a few have told me, I defy all the usual stereotypes. Yeah, so says me again, right? Sure, I could use all of the usual words and write the usual sales pitch, but that’s boring and typical, isn’t it? I’ve read enough of those, haven’t you? Let’s start easy. I love ice cream. I love strawberries. I don’t like strawberry ice cream. LOL. See what I mean?
Kissing you in Venice would surely be wonderful, but my first choice would always be kissing you in a tent.
I love a good love story, like Braveheart. Yes, I just called Braveheart a love story. In fact, it’s an epic love story. Yeah, he went to war… but why?!? “Last of the Dog Soldiers” was another great love story. I’m looking for my Lillian. The exchanges between Charlie and Sue, in “Open Range”. Wow! There’s the first clues to my heart, if you can see them. I’m a man that responds to “cute” and “beautiful”, but cares very little about “hot”. Give me a long, flowing sun dress over a mini-skirt, any day!
I love to laugh out loud, but then there’s that peculiar grin I get, sometimes. It’s like a quiet satisfaction. Truthfully, I'm probably far too amused with my own silly behavior. I’m not even sure how to explain it, but I’ll be having fun with it, when it happens. I guess maybe I just prefer to be able to chuckle at myself, before others snatch the opportunity. I love food. I love to cook. I love to eat the food I cook. I really don’t like eating it alone. I love animals, too….cuz they’re delicious. I’m a dedicated carnivore. Cows are delicious. Cows are vegetarians. So, if that zombie apocalypse happens, we eat the vegetarians first, right?
I thrive on good conversation. My personal interactions and relationships are the most important part of my life. I don’t always do well in crowds, but I’m a serious one on one guy. My close friendships are all long standing ones. Being an enigma, I have to admit I’m not the easiest person to get to know. I’m not trendy, nor do I follow popular opinion. I tend to think what I think, for my own reasons. I even growl from time to time. Remember, the sheep don’t like the sheepdog, until the wolf appears. Under it all, I’m a great big teddy bear. You want a cuddle-buddy? I’m your guy! Who I am doesn’t always make me popular, but it does make me the kind of friend my friends love. Those friends know my heart, which is what I’m hoping to share with you. My pics are all pretty recent. My profile pic is actually the oldest. Down one pants size from there and still working on that. Did I mention that I love food? Ha-ha. I recently decided to grow my hair out one more time, before I’m too old for that. I was recently cautioned by a female friend not to have better hair than a woman. LOL! Really? That could be a problem. Just call me Samson. I like a beard in the winter, too … well … because I can. Keeps me warm.
I’d really love to meet an honest woman with both common sense and depth. I have found that people who are really comfortable with themselves are very easy to be around. We’re not teenagers anymore, so we’ve all lived some life. By now, we should all have some idea of what’s really important to us. That’s where I’m hoping we click.