I am a man of principles, and while the principles themselves are simple, the depth of thought surrounding them is not.
Physically, I had let myself slip for several years. I am now working on getting back in shape. If you're looking for someone who's fit now, I am not for you. If being and becoming healthy are more important to you, I can live up to that.
The "has a kid" refers to my now adult daughter who lives with her mother in a different county. My daughter and I have a good relationship, but we don't see each other a lot, mostly just texts and calls.
I have tried to find a way to express what I am looking for in a potential partner, and my iterations have brought me to "mentally flexible" and "open hearted." (Not literally open hearted as I am not a surgeon.) Open minded has too many other implications, and I really wanted to convey a sense of low hatred, lack of judgmentalism, and sincere caring. For mental flexibility, I wanted to convey the notion of intelligence without the judgment, tempered by a fundamental lack of rigidity. The desire to "become right" or to maintain accuracy is higher than the desire to cling to "being right." And as I place negative value on hypocrisy, I do very much try to uphold these values myself.
Also, word play.