(Sorry, but this bio will suffer from "I"-strain as there really is no other way to compose a self-summary, is there?)
For some reason, I rarely receive a response when I reach out with a message in this forum--and I sure don't know why anyone would not answer a simple "Hi!" since everybody is in here to meet someone... but they don't. But I'll keep trying as I feel I have a lot to offer the right woman.
I'm looking for a nice looking, intelligent, fit, appreciative woman to be with--one with no financial baggage. I've been with one most of my life but now I'm not...and this really sux. I stand 6'5" and weigh 250 lbs, and I think I carry it well (check the photos). My hair is still dark brown and I still have most of it left (thanks to the follicle gods). I've been told more than once that I look 20 years younger than my age and I have worked hard at doing so. Have played competitive sports all my life but the knees finally went out. Also, I'm a former 6 handicap golfer and advanced SCUBA diver.
Most of my working career has been in the field of commercial banking & finance-- working for major banks (like B of A, Wells Fargo, etc. and commercial finance companies like CIT. No drugs, no vices, don't smoke, have an occasional glass of wine or a cold beer when the weather is hot. Have a university degree and some post-graduate work and am a former U.S. Naval Officer. Sorry, all you goldiggers out there; I am far from being rich but I do own my home unencumbered and am financially stable. There is no "drama" in my life; the closest thing to a crisis I've experienced lately was two years ago when I forgot to take out the trash on garbage day. I’m a good listener and have been told I have a good sense of humor. "
After 21 years of living in that rat-race called Los Angeles (hence the "ex-beachboy" handle), and 12 years in Atlanta before that, I’m back in the Bluegrass cheering for the ‘Cats. I’m ashamed that I haven’t seen more of this pretty state, so one of my near-term goals is to see some of its wonders, and have fun doing it ....but doing it alone is no fun. So here I am in this Lonely Hearts Club, trying to find a good looking, fun-loving woman to share a picnic basket with.
Some people call me old fashioned but it is still instinctive for me to stand when a woman enters the room, to open doors for her and to pull back her chair at the dinner table. The downside to that is that I have to admit to not being the sappy, Hugh Grant-type, wussy "hug,hug, hug" Metroman..... but I do love my woman in my own way and you will feel safe when you are around me.
I was married once for 6 years but it didn't work out. I never remarried but I have just ended an on-again, off-again 25 year committed relationship that eventually ran out of steam. As I have been out of the chase for quite a while, I have long since lost most of my dating skills and forgotten most of my best pickup lines. So if I contact you and I seem a little awkward in my approach, that’s the reason.
Initially, your appearance will play a big role in whether or not I make contact with you or answer your inquiries. A few extra pounds are OK (don't we all have a few at this age?) but I could never have a romantic relationship with a fat woman. Call me picky if you wish, but at least I'm up front with you. I have worked out thousands upon thousands of hours trying to keep myself looking fairly attractive to women in appearance, dress, demeanor and intellect and I seek that in return.
I have never had children of my own (yes, I am capable of it) but I love working, playing and helping well-behaved children and teens.
So that's about it for me. I think you'll like me--most people do; they think I am intelligent (that's debatable), conversational on a myriad of topics, interesting and fun to be around. I am non-confrontational and non-combative but I can hold my own if I have to. I am very happy with my life right now; physically, I feel great and every part of me works as it should. But I know I could be happier if I could find a good woman to share everything; I realize that life is not complete without one. That's my goal and that's why I am a member of OKCupid.
So.....after reading this, if you would like to explore a relationship, preferably a long-term committed one, let's get together for coffee somewhere and see if we like each other and have any mutual interest in taking it further. What do you have to lose—30 minutes that you might otherwise waste? I promise you that you won’t be bored.