I don’t like “baggage” but a small amount is okay; after all, most of us carry some. I am seeking a non-smoker who does no illegal drugs and is either a non-drinker or a social drinker. I have a great deal of respect for all political and religious views provided they are not forced upon me. I find it difficult to tolerate religious or political fanatics/extremists.
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 47, 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.