Okay...enough of that. I have too much integrity to play that game. If you are looking for Mr. Perfect, good luck with that. Some people have such a long list of "must-have traits" in a mate that it will be very difficult to find one suitable for them and life will pass them by. I won't ever say I am perfect; in fact, I know I am far from it. but I can assert that the joy and affection I bring into people's lives is far worth those imperfections.
Of course, I am NOT looking for MS. Perfect. I am not seeking the most beautiful woman in the world, but the one who makes MY world the most beautiful.
I don’t like “baggage” but a small amount is okay; after all, most of us carry some. In fact, let's help each other unpack.
Here is my short list of "must NOT have traits" in a woman:
User of recreational drugs
Alcoholic or other addiction
That's it. If you are any of these, we are not a match.
If you are a political or religious extremist, we would not likely be a match. But unlike the three above, it is NOT a dealbreaker. I have a great deal of respect for all political and religious views provided they are not forced upon me.
The most important trait I look for in a match is self-esteem, which includes a happy, positive outlook on life; someone with a love of her own body, thus a healthy diet, exercise regimen and regular visits to a dentist and doctor. Also very important to me is a woman with ambitions (career or personal achievements), a sense of adventure (willing to try new food, activities, etc.), intelligence, and a passion for excellence.
More valuable than any lesson learned in any school, I have learned how to love myself. I had to unlearn the unhealthy behaviors, like being a doormat for others…like being a "yes" man...like putting the needs and wants of others before my own. Having epilepsy since the age of 2 along with ADHD, my childhood was tough. At 48, I am happier now than ever before in my life. I had a remarkable brain surgery in March of 2006 that has rendered me seizure-free. Shortly thereafter, I invested in an entertainment business. I then decided to continue my education. I have the wisdom of a senior citizen, the intelligence and responsibility of an adult, the playfulness of a child. All I am missing now is someone special with whom to share it all.