Hi! My name is John. I'm 6' tall, 205-210 pounds (working my way back to my pre-injury 190), have a shaved head and sometimes a goatee. I have brown hair when I'm not shaving my head, and blue eyes whether I'm shaving my head or not. The goatee comes off sometimes whenever I screw up while trimming it, but it always comes back...unless I decide to leave it off for a while. Like now.
I'm in pretty decent shape, not so bad to look at (although I'll leave that one up to you), and a very young 46 in both my appearance and my actions. I'm about as honest and open as they come, treat people how I'd like to be treated, and am just a pretty good guy all-around. References available upon request.
I like to keep active. I run, rollerblade, work out, bike, play softball and play a lot of racquetball. I have a grown daughter who lives in New York, and I'm owned by the coolest Golden Retriever on the planet (Eric), who makes me walk him and take him to the park on weekends. But as much as I like to keep myself moving, I'm equally happy to kick back on the couch and relax, preferably with some good company. A movie and a bottle of wine, anyone?
Relationship-wise, I'm hoping to find my last "first date." Finding that girl who makes me want to exit the dating world would be pretty great. I'm looking for that indescribable spark that tells me, "Yeah. This is her." But having said that, I'm open to whatever possibilities the Internet gods may bring my way in the meantime. I think it's better to find the person first and then see what kind of relationship develops from there, rather than choosing the relationship type first and then trying to find someone who fits into that narrow definition. If I make a friend, great. If I do some dating, also great. And if the right girl comes along...well, you never know what could happen. She might be that last "first date" that I hope to find.
I'm hoping to meet someone who is fun, fairly fit, active, attractive (to me, anyway...I've gotta feel an attraction), relatively fit, younger than me, doesn't smoke and just likes to enjoy life. Someone who enjoys living for the moment, is honest, open, doesn't play head games and is not carrying around emotional baggage that precludes her from moving forward. Someone who understands the importance of communication in a relationship and is not afraid to open herself up to someone new and all the possibilities that may bring. And most of all, someone who likes to smile, because I'm the kind of guy who likes to put a smile on a girl's face and keep it there. Smokers, dog-haters, racists, haters and dishonest people need not apply.
BTW, to clear up any confusion, if you "smoke only when drinking," or "smoke, but only one or two here and there," you're still a smoker. Thank you, drive through.
All types of relationships start with a simple "hello," so if you like what you see here, shoot me a note and let's see where that initial hello takes us.
If I don't reply, please don't be offended. Take it as a, "Thank you for your interest, but I don't think we'd be a match." There simply isn't enough time to reply to everyone who writes, and some whom I've respectfully passed on have been pretty unpleasant in their reactions to that. So, again, if I choose to not respond, "Thank you for your interest, but I don't think we'd be a match."
Thanks for reading, and best of luck to everyone!