I'm a fit, open, active, respectful, stable, romantic guy who wants to find a similar woman, interested in building a long-term monogamous relationship. You are in a healthy place in life, and truly ready for a meaningful relationship. You also have inner beauty that matches your outer beauty, which I have thus far found lacking in the women I’ve dated.
The relationship I want will be built through good communication and shared interests/activities. Of course there has to be a mutual attraction - that‘s a given. We will (I hope) push each other a little outside our comfort zones to both experience new and wonderful things. I think I'm fairly old-school when it comes to romance and manners, yet I’m young-at-heart, mind, and body. Seeing how someone else’s mind works and processes things continues to amaze me. I enjoy being exposed to different ideas. That being said, I generally like being on the same page with someone. There isn’t much I can’t do, and there aren’t many subjects about which I don’t know a little something.
Family is important to me, even though mine is small. I work hard at living up to the obligation of being a good parent. I’m quite pleased with how my boys are turning into young men, with the lessons I’ve taught them and with the foundation I’ve provided. Some of my most enjoyable times were while I was coaching their 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.
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. I can usually find fun in most situations.
Some things that I'd like to do in the future, besides find an honest, strong, kind-of-mainstream, balanced, attractive, independent, playful, somewhat light-hearted woman who can be direct in her communication? Hot air ballooning; 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 (it's been a while). It’s probably a good idea if you have a valid passport.
If that’s not enough to pique your interest, I can do a pretty mean cartwheel.