I'm a happy and healthy 36 year old man with a successful and challenging career looking for someone to share happiness with. My last relationship ended in 2012 and I plan to learn from that experience and hopefully make the next one more successful. I haven't dated much since partially due to focusing on my career and partially because I'm struggling to meet good people.
As far as my family life goes, I'm the oldest of four and enjoy my family time, whether its meeting up on Saturday mornings for the farmer's market, playing cards or just getting together for a meal. It's not uncommon for my dad to help me with a home improvement project and my mom to teach me something new to cook.
I grew up on a farm in rural southwest Michigan. We raised a variety of farm animals and crops, giving me an appreciation for hard work, teaching me responsibility and a respect for each dollar earned. I've always been a somewhat natural athlete, playing baseball, tennis, track and bowling. In high school I found a talent for drafting and started down the Computer Aided Drafting career path and at 18 I moved to Kalamazoo to attend KVCC in the engineering program. Eventually I found that I enjoyed information technology more than engineering and changed my major and then went on to get my bachelors degree of science in Computer Information Systems, graduating with honors from Baker College. I've now been in the IT field for 12 years with last 8 in healthcare. I'm now a suburban home owner of 10 years. I live in a good neighborhood in a modest home but hope to someday outgrow it and move to a bigger, fancier one. Right now, what I have fits me just perfectly. I have very little interest in moving back to the country.
Although I have a pretty active social life, I look forward to meeting someone that is equally happy with a quiet night at home trading backrubs on the couch and watching Netflix or something on the DVR. My group of friends joined the Kalamazoo Sport and Social Club earlier this year, playing dodgeball and kickball, which I expect we'll start doing again this fall. I also play on a coed volleyball league in the winter, I league bowl on Thursday nights and hit the gym for pickleball and wallyball on Tuesdays. When it's warm outside I run 7-8 miles several times a week. I like to stay in shape and eat healthily, but I still like to stop at Coldstone, McDonalds or Taco Bell periodically as a reward.
My personality is difficult to describe. I'm confident, but not cocky or arrogant. My parents taught me chivalry, respect and good manners and I treat others this way until you give me reason not to. I tend to get along very well with almost anyone as long as they are respectful in return. I'm inquisitive, which can sometimes be misinterpreted but is really just my attempt to understand and/or learn something or a point of view. My sense of humor ranges from silly and juvenile to crude and taboo, including everything in between, but I'm typically very good at censoring based on my audience since I realize that not everyone appreciates all kinds of humor. I'm adventurous but not reckless. I love technology but I'm not a nerd and definitely not a gamer. I like the finer things in life, but only if they are worth the cost.
So that's my abbreviated autobiography and it should give you an idea of who I am and if I'm someone that interests you (and if you would interest me as well).