I also have a car and a house.
I take a shower every day.
Can you say the same about your current man?
I am stable, educated, and responsible. This time I am insisting that this be true of whoever I date. I'm coming out of a marriage that was ill-advised on several fronts including financially. Good news is I got out in time to survive with my credit score unscathed.
I've heard that women who are intelligent and successful often have trouble finding a date. I am totally fine with dating a woman who is smarter than me, has a better degree and a better job. I promise you I am not looking for a sugar mama, but a breadwinner would be totally awesome. I figure that, after a LONG courtship, it would be pretty awesome to live in a true two-income household where we can afford to set aside a little bit of each paycheck for our travel fund, and then go see the world.
I do not want to date someone who already has kids. Sorry.
If you already have a dog, that would be awesome. I eventually plan to get one of my own.
The "eww he's obsessed with sports" warning:
I have the NHL Center Ice package and I frequently attend both CBJ and OSU games. The winter time to me would be very boring without it.
I'm the same way with soccer, as I never miss a Columbus Crew home game unless someone in my extended family is getting married that day. As of this writing, I have missed two home games since 2008.
If the sports thing bothers you, do us both a favor and move along. I've realized that it's a bad idea to try and hide it. (but if this is the paragraph that causes you to cross me off your list, please send me a quick note and let me know.)
On religion: my family background is actually Jewish, but we quit going to temple when I was 9 because the rabbi was an asshole, and we don't believe in god. I don't have anything against people who do, and as long as I'm not expected to become a weekly attendee then we can get along. I'm willing to consider dating a Jewish woman, but for me it's a huge turnoff to look at someone and think "Hey, she looks like one of my cousins!". I'm willing to consider dating a woman from a muslim background so long as she embraces modernity and moderation. The one religion that I universally abhor is Jehovah's Witnesses, and the reason is I would not be alive today if it for blood transfusions, which they think are evil.