I enjoy a number of activities ... in the summer, it's biking, hiking, spending time around the lake boating, swimming and sharing some patio philosophy; in the winter, it's skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Year-round, I enjoy theater, orchestra, fine dining, getting out to the movies, listening to music (anything but country or extreme rock) and reading. Pretty well anything works for me ... and sharing it with a friend makes it 3 times better !!
I do work to maintain a healthy balance between work and private life. I have a very good job in the Federal Government. I also stay in good shape ... but no, I'm not a marathon runner or go to the gym every day like some on here ... 3 to 4 times a week is sufficient, plus yoga, to maintain good form and strength. I also enjoy helping others to improve and realize their goals in life. I cherish my friends ... quality (not quantity) is the most important part.
I should also mention that one of the most important parts of my life are my four kids. Although they don't live with me full time (I get 2 most weekends) we are very connected and I do give them my time in their school and extra-curricular activities. Not to say that I don't have my own time as well ... I definitely do !!
There's just a couple of things I'm not very keen on (apart from an unresolved past) ... these include tattoos (small cute ones are ok), smoking (apart from the odd cigar), not being able to hold an intelligent conversation for longer than 5 minutes (sorry, I'm really not snobby) being more than 50 miles from Orléans, Ontario (I'm not looking for a long-distance relationship) and those that could be described by a third-party (or close friend) as a "gold-digger" ... we all know what these are, and I already gave enough to that "charity" before.
In summary, I'm a sincere and serious guy who is not into any games of any kind. I'm "just" looking for intelligence, honesty, communication, respect and a warm heart, with a fully resolved past. A tall order to fill, but I know that she is out there, with whom a great relationship awaits us both.
If you think you might like the same, please drop me a line and see where it takes us. I answer every reply honestly and promptly. There is none of that "I will reply to you only if I'm interested" disrespect here (far too common on these dating sites). I have manners and integrity and don't hide behind my profile.