I'm 45 y/o. I have just recently had some significant life changing experiences in the last 3 years of my life. I do want someone in my life but I am not looking to get married right away either. I don't want to have children of my own at this point in my life, however, I am not against dating someone who has a child. I work with high school kids for a living, so I like older kids more then the younger ones. I want a significant other, I want a confidant; ideally I'd like a life partner. The woman in my life needs to understand a few things about me:
I am a special education teacher...so my job wears me out quite a bit, I don't go out during week nights during the school year. Also because I am a dog owner, it's just not fair to her to sit at home all day alone, so I like to dedicated my week nights to my dog.
My dog means the world to me, she has some health issues. So I need someone who is mature and can understand this. The woman in my life "MUST LOVE DOGS" and must understand that my dog has health issues so I need someone who is sensitive of these things and understand where I'm coming from with this issue.
I am a football fan and I am a HUGE hockey fan. I love the Blackhawks, I try to attend all weekend games with my season tickets that the Blackhawks play when they are in town. I would really like to have someone in my life who enjoys sports and has some functional understanding of sports.
I am not close with my family. I read a lot of profiles of women who say they need a man who is close with his family. Well that's not me....Sorry! I don't hate my family members, we're just not close. I have two surviving sisters who are 12 and 14 years older then I am, so besides the fact that they are from a different generation, there are also personality differences. I communicate with one of my sisters a few times a month. The other sister and I don't really speak to one another. It's a long story and I'll be happy to share that story with someone once I've met and connected with them.
My friends are a huge part of my life. My friends live in the city and in the surrounding suburbs. They are my family of choice and I do expect my significant other to not only get along with them but to accept them. I am not going to play the tug -o-war thing among adults. My friends were in my life before a prospective significant other and it will remain that way...sorry.
I am over weight but I do try to eat right. I have lost lots of weight in the not so distant past but I did it too fast. So now, I am working on losing weight in a much more natural way. I do enjoy working out but I struggle with it because I have had 2 shoulder surgeries on my right shoulder, so it (my shoulder) doesn't work like it used to work and that holds me back in a big way.
So what am I looking for?
Well I could make a really long list here but I'm not going to do that. I would like to find someone who lives relatively close to me. I would like to meet someone who is willing to hang out in the suburbs with me once in a while, so you do need to have your own car. Again, I would like someone who I can share interests with. I love animals, especially dogs and I love hockey and football. I'd like someone who TRIES to live healthy yet going out for drinks is something I would like too. So that's all I'm going to write about who I'm looking for, because like it or not, we're not going to find a perfect match no matter what. I think the rest is all about getting to know one another in person and going from there. I like all types of women.
What I am not looking for is...
Someone who creates drama. Someone who is looking for a free ride. Someone who has a borderline personality disorder and creates chaos where ever she goes.
My Philosophy on life....
It's similar to what hockey players say in interviews, "keep it simple". I like to keep things simple, I like to get out every once in a while but I don't need to get out all the time. I like to hang at home with my dog and keep her company. So look, check out my profile a few times and I'll know that you are interested and I'll be more then willing to write you first, if I feel that we are compatible. It takes two people to make something work and if we are not on the same page or one of us feels more strongly then the other, well it just won't work; and that dynamic works both ways.
Okay, thanks for reading this epic profile, I hope I didn't put you to sleep. I really tried to lay it out there and be straight with all of you and I hope to meet one of you soon!