When I first posted a profile on this site, the above is all I wrote (direct and to the point!). But after being here for a few weeks, I knew I should provide a little more insight into who I am and what I'm looking for.
Let me elaborate on the above:
I think I'm "down-to-earth" since I consider myself a simple (but not simple-minded!) person with simple needs. It doesn't take that much to make me happy. Material things do not mean that much to me, but things that you can't put a value on absolutely do. Things like good friends, great memories, a loving companion, honesty, loyalty, treating everyone with respect, and living your life as if everyone is watching, especially the big Man above.
As for "hard-working", I own a small business. That means that I wear a lot of different hats, and do most of the dirty work. I put in quite a few hours, and some unusual hours. This economy has been trying, and working harder for the same outcome seems to be the order of the day for almost everyone. But that's okay, it's more than about the pay. And even though it's not the most glamorous of businesses, it's mine. How many people can actually say they enjoy their job, headaches and all?
Now to "fun-loving". Well after working hard, I'm ready to remind myself why I'm working: so I can afford to do the fun things I want to do away from work. I'm ready to pack a bag in 5 minutes and hit the road! I love to travel and explore, hoping to discover my new favorite place. Or it could be taking to the basketball court, or doing some cycling. Or having some drinks with friends and shooting a little pool, even though we're not that good! Love listening to live music, either at a concert or a little dive. It just has a way of healing my soul.
As for "romantic", I may have to keep that under wraps and let it come out as I get to know you a little better. That way you have something with which to be intrigued.
Okay, I guess it's time to cover what I'm looking for. I'll be honest (as I always am, but only time can tell if anyone else feels that way), I'm hoping to find someone I can spend the rest of my life loving. Someone who can "enrich" my life, just as I would expect to enrich theirs. Not that either of us would "need" anyone to make us feel like we were having a great life, but someone to share life with, both the great and the not-so-great moments. Someone to love deeply and passionately, and who gave the same in return. Someone who could be your best friend and with whom you could be totally open about everything. Someone you could "touch" in a variety of ways, and would make you so happy to be touched only by them. I would like to have it ALL with the person I'm looking to find. Why would I settle for less?
Is this something that's going to happen overnight? Obviously not. (Did you know that your current best friend was going to occupy that role when you first met them?) And am I in a hurry or a rush? Not at all. I think initially there has to be a physical attraction, a "spark" if you will. After that, hopefully you start building as you get to know each other in more and more ways. Only time will tell if you're building a relationship that will result in a lifetime companion, or a friendship that has made your journey a little more enjoyable.
If you think we share a few interests and values, both above and below, it would be great to hear from you. As someone else on here has said, I'm not perfect and you don't have to be either. And don't forget about the "spark". Good luck with your search!