A little bit about me:
I'm a man who is true to myself and I understand my manly role in a relationship. I consider myself to be smart, well rounded, respectful, charismatic and grounded, and I take pride in my appearance because I like to look good and feel even better. This includes taking care of my mind, body and soul. I've discovered the fountain of youth and I intend to drink from it forever. Chivalry and gentlemen are not all gone... you see one here - I'm proof they still exist.
I enjoy discovering new things so I'm often on a path of greater self improvement and I do this, in part, by taking courses, reading and meeting with interesting people I feel I can learn from or simply enjoy networking with. I'm a kind and non-judgmental man who enjoys being verbally and physically affectionate with my partner. Quality time, hugs, kisses and good conversation all need to exist. Relationships are like colorful and exciting tapestries or a fresh canvass that two artists get to paint together. It should be rich and bold, colorful and fun.
I'm also a strong and confident man who says what he means, and means what he says. The woman in my life will never have to wonder how deeply I care. I play no mind-games and I have no baggage. I expect the same in return. It's only through honest and open communication can we develop enduring love. That, and chemistry.
I'm also respectful, compassionate, funny and easy going. Having a good sense of humour is an important ingredient in any relationship, wouldn't you agree? I also love culture and diversity. I enjoy discovering new things and new people. And yes, I'm a romantic man. Romance runs through my blood. If you're the one, I'll sing a song just for you, write poetry inspired by you, cook you a candle lit meal and draw your bath... I'll never let you forget how special a woman you are to me, and to others. We'll take a walk under a star filled night then watch the sun rise in each other's arms. A glass of wine and soft music in the background of just about any quiet evening at home will also be ours to enjoy. There will be no limitations to what we will do - together.
Being spontaneous or simply kicking back together and watching a good movie suits me too. I love singing, entertaining, going to concerts, live theater, comedy clubs and discovering nice restaurants of just about any world flavour. I'm now exploring Salsa dancing. I want to dance as well as Patrick Swayze did - ok, the operative word here is 'want'...! I set my goals and standards high, then set out on a journey to achieve the very best I can achieve. My interests grow as each day awakens... dance is only one of them. There is so much yet to be written.
I’ve rubbed shoulders with some truly amazing and influential people in my life. I'm a retired Police Detective, Hostage Negotiator and International Peace Keeper. I've worked with Oprah Winfrey when she visited Toronto, met with and was the personal lunch guest of a Jordanian Ambassador and had tea in the desert with the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain to name a few. Listing my "current" occupation is hard to do, because I'm involved in so many wonderful adventures. Consultant to CBC World News on Hostage Negotiations, Advocate and spokes person for the war on Human Trafficking, author of a motivational book and actor. I don't believe in retiring - I believe in living to the fullest!
So, if you're looking for a man who is strong, confident and secure in himself and who has the ability to make you laugh and love your life as much as you dreamed you could, please keep reading. The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. Your step will be reaching out to me once you finish reading this to see with the journey takes us.
A little bit about what I'm looking for in my life partner, friend and soulmate:
The woman I’m attracted to is in my eyes attractive, with a slim, petite or athletic build and takes care of herself and is proud to do so. She says what she means and means what she says. She's trustworthy and honest. She has a healthy sense of humor and loves to laugh and have fun as I believe laughter is essential in any relationship. She’s kind, loving, dependable, flexible and looks forward to sharing her life and thoughts. She enjoys romance and loves to be loved. She gives as much as she receives and takes her relationships seriously. My companion will be a woman I can call my best friend as well as my lover. She wants to be loved and protected. Someone I can confide in, and who can confide in me. We both want to be the best to each other, and we look for the best in each other. We accept each other - even the flaws. I also want someone who understands that all relationships require work. Someone who wants to commit to work with me to keep the connection, excitement and chemistry alive between us through effective communication, intimate conversations, romance and quality time. It takes continued effort to build and sustain a meaningful, trustworthy and happy long term relationship. And we'll travel that journey... together.
One more thing: I'm not 55. I'm 57. Yes, the photos are recent and are a true reflection of what I look like. The reason for the age discrepancy? Despite my preferences, dating sites kept "matching me" with ages I had not asked for and some wonderful women were not looking beyond the age of 55... During my last check up, my doctor smiled, looked at me seriously and then announced that he thought I had reached the half way point in my life. He disclosed that he felt I had another 57 great years left in me. I must say, I agree with him. My best years are about to unfold. Especially when I find that one special woman to share them with. So, there you have it. No surprises. Honesty and trustworthiness up front.
Thanks for taking time out to check out my profile. Feel free to message me with any questions - otherwise, I wish you the best in finding your match and wish you good luck in your search. :)