I'm an intelligent, articulate, fit, open, active guy who wants to find a similar woman, interested in building a long-term monogamous relationship. She is in a healthy place in life, and truly ready for a meaningful relationship. She has inner beauty that matches her outer beauty. We push each other a little outside our comfort zones to both experience new and wonderful things. Good partners work together to play to each others stronger skill sets. The girl I want to spend time with understands that thought. She also understands the concept of a partnership, and understands the give-and-take of a healthy relationship. I do not want to spend any more time with someone who is selfish or materialistic. I believe in building a relationship through good communication and shared interests/activities. I'm fairly old-school when it comes to romance and manners, yet I play and think at a much younger age.
I'm a responsible father of 2 teenage boys (1 in college; the other in hs), and I prioritize attending their activities. Family is important
to me, even though mine is very small. I work hard at living up to the obligation of being a good parent. Some of my most enjoyable times were while I was coaching my kids' sports teams and leading them through scouting. When I was married, I headed home after work. I wasn't the kind of husband/father who found ways to avoid the family life. I look forward to finding a good woman who deserves to be the focus of my attention.
At this stage in life, we all have baggage. Let's just be honest about it. Mine is manageable (like a carry-on size); hopefully yours is, too. I'm fairly self-aware, and realize that I'm not perfect. I try to live a good life and be a positive role model to my kids and co-workers. I'm very much an optimist and wake up every morning in a good mood. If you haven't watched the movie Date Night, you should. One, it's hilarious. Two, there are some great relationship lessons in there.
Some things that I'd like to do in the future, besides find an honest, strong, kind-of-mainstream, well-balanced, attractive, independent woman who can be direct in her communication? Hot air ballooning; ball room or latin dance classes; explore more Caribbean islands (esp Aruba; Cayman); tour more National Parks (like Yosemite, Yellowstone); get my kids through college; take in a Broadway play (cuz it's been a while).