OK, great, so you liked the picture! That's one important part of
the equation! So, here's the rest of it--what it would actually be
like to date me:
Whisked away on adventures and generally experiencing life. I like
winter trips to some beach location, weekend getaways on the
motorcycle, making meals together, driving a little too fast in a
sports car to find some obscure thing to do, exploring some new
ma/pa restaurant out in who-knows-where, weekend ski trips, taking
dance classes, random passionate kisses in elevators, signing a
waiver to have some fun at something, witty humor that can be high
or low brow, and watching movies when the weather turns to crap. We
will be outside a lot whenever the weather permits. You won't ever
open your own door or need to pull out your own chair. I am loyal
like a labrador; looking for my best friend to enjoy life and not
let grass grow under our feet!!! You up for it? I want you in my
life! Doing these fun things alone is getting old...
I am a bit of a contradication in many ways. I am educated,
well-traveled, and I have been published over 50 times. However, I
don't like to read at all and my humor and most of my interests are
more blue-collar type. I can blend in a lot of different social
circles, but I really prefer the midwest "genuine" type of people
to spend time with.
Note: Since getting divorced over 4 years ago, I've gone on enough
dates now to know who is my type and who is not. Please see the
"message me if" part down below!! I am really hoping to find a
woman compatible with me so I can get myself off of these dating
sites...Being alone is fine and dandy, but great companionship is
soooo much better.
What I’m doing with my life
I run two small businesses M-F--one is a science & engineering
company, the other is a small rental property firm; it is mostly
very interesting work that has certainly influenced who I am, but
it doesn't define who I am. Surprisingly, I have more free time
than most people and the means to enjoy life's experiences. Need
you to share them with me! I am fairly active during most of my
free time, so if you are a big couch potato, we probably won't get
along real well. The only time that is an exception for me is
during the dead of winter when I just try to stay warm, watch a lot
of movies, catch up on Netflix, and limit my active things to some
skiing, maybe trying some dancing, or indoor skydiving. Although
sometimes a good video game can distract me now and then too...
I’m really good at
Being modest :-) I talk modestly but let my actions speak
loudly...Oh, and story telling.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm told my smile, and that I'm in decent shape are the "first
impressions." After a couple hours, I'm told I come across as calm,
collected, articulate, confident, and respectful. I have also been
called a Renaissance Man more than a couple of times.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Let's skip to the chase....I like almost anything that goes fast (exception: NOT a fan of fast women). I love motorcycles and fast cars. It is the material possession I simply cannot do without (I can do without everything else!). I also like other things that go fast, downhill skiing and windsurfing would also be in the top five. I go recreational racing now and then (cars, motorcycles, go-karts), so if this freaks you out, move on!!
For indoor activities, I like food and movies a lot, and I want to start learning how to dance. Oh, I love Bears games and Bulls playoffs too...
The six things I could never do without
Quality Chicago style pizza
A fast car and a fast motorcycle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately? Over time I've begun to conclude that it seems like people
approach e-dating like window shopping. They are looking for the
"perfect item" in the window. A unicorn, if you will. A little
frustrating because none of us "check every box" and are perfect,
yet there are a lot of great people on here that could potentially
lead to a great match. If we seem compatible on a lot of levels,
let's take the time to actually read the profile, look at our
questions, email each other and see if we want to meet!
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on the weekend and time of the year. Spring through fall I will do things outside as much as possible. Most likely, I will go for a motorcycle ride, take out one of my two sports cars, go windsurfing, or maybe a bicycle ride. In the winter, I'll go skiing a few times, but I fill most of my free time catching up on movies, Netflix, and finding indoor shows/events to do. I do have two fantastic daughters (the older one is away at college), and I have my younger one (a H.S. Junior) every other weekend, so half of the weekends I'm doing something with her. I am almost an empty nester....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually like the concept of e-dating. Though being attracted to
someone is important, I am simply not the type of person to
approach a complete stranger at, say, the grocery store. All I'd
know about her is her looks, and that's not enough for me to be
"interested" and strike up a conversation. I like the ability to
know more about someone before I try to strike up a conversation.
Maybe that's the scientist in me?
You should message me if
If you really like motorcycles, think doing a burnout in a Corvette
on some country road is exhilarating and not juvenile, have a
thirst for new adventures, are affectionate/romantic, and are
loyal, then you are probably my type. I've found that I'm only
attracted to women who are my height or shorter and aren't
overweight by more than about 15-20 pounds (sorry, women with more
than that just really turns me off, and that then kills my romantic
side completely--neither one of us wants that! Plus, my lifestyle
is active and fairly healthy and we need to mesh there...). Next
year I'm doing a motorcycle trip across a major section of Africa
through a lot of small towns and not many tourist traps. Does the
thought of this excite you or scare you? The answer will say a lot
about whether we might be a match.
I want to be upfront with you before we might even email each
other: I am NOT interested in jumping into bed quickly. Don't get
me wrong--I DO want a good long-term relationship and I do of
course very much enjoy sex. But, I would really like to go about a
relationship the old-fashioned way. I want to do things just as
friends, go a little slow on the romantic side, and see where it
goes from there. Worst case is that we just stay friends. Best
case, we find we really enjoy each other's company in all sorts of
ways and things take off from there (literally and figuratively!).
I don't want a short-term fling. Ideally, my next long term
relationship is with my best friend. Sounds archiac in this day and
age, I know, but I feel that it is the best way to find someone
special. I just want to make sure I'm giving/receiving that
affection to someone I think is pretty special and she feels the
same in return...
If you live within 30min or so of me, have a diverse sense of
humor, are reasonably fit and like to "do" things and truly
experience life, please do write me a note! I'd love to hear from
you, and I find it very appealing if the woman is confident and
assertive enough to contact me first.