I like confidence but hate women that are too full of themselves. Lets be honest, no matter how hot you are, there are a at least a handful that are hotter. While physical attraction is big for me, it's not all I look for. I'm in shape (not a bodybuilder or a model by far) and I prefer my girl to be in shape and have the same attitude about keeping it that way. I'm not really looking for that supermodel or beauty pageant queen, just someone who takes care of themselves and realizes that perception and first impressions are everything regardless of how we feel about it. As for personality traits, I need someone humble, courageous, supportive, strong willed but flexible, funny, open, spontaneous, funny, fun to be around, and mature when they need to be. I've had a lot of first dates and it's hard to find all of those traits in someone, but I've learned that patience is very important, so I'm in no rush.
I love road trips and spur of the moment day trips all the way to a dinner and movie date at the theatre or at my place, maybe yours. Hiking, swimming, fishing, a little off- roading, and driving around with the windows down and the radio up are also a few of my favorites. I love coffee in the winter time and bonfires in the fall. Summer is filled with beer and sunburns and the spring is when I do most of my driving around enjoying the weather. I'm not great at dancing but don't mind learning again, but I'm not really into the bar scene anymore so once in awhile is more than enough for me. I like zoos and theme parks, bus tours and boat rides. I guess in a nutshell I'm down for anything as long as the person I'm with is having fun too.
Oh, and I'm kind of sarcastic and talk a lot of smack sometimes. I'm working on that and trying to be more family friendly with my humor...but it's a work in progress so bare with me.