"If you don't like my reaction... then stop doing dumb sh*t!" -- A close friend
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" -- Satchel Page
"No amount of professional success at work can account for failure at home" -- Johnny Miller
"You can change pants but you can't change assholes!" -- Tony Brown (friend of Wayne Baker Brooks)
"There's so many people out there 'leading life to it's fullest', I'm surprised you all have time to be on here!!" -- Ratherbeinmaui
"Always get married in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day!" -- Mickey Rooney
"In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are... Good mood, bad mood, ugly pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person's gonna think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." -- Mac MacGuff (J.K. Simmons) in "Juno"
OK, quotes aside... Let's try to keep this simple...
What I'm looking for:
CHEMISTRY... Fun... sense of humor... beauty (inside and out) while at the same time knowing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder... honesty... trust... did I mention sense of humor?... sensuality... a true friend... compatibility... and more to be discovered later. All of the above ingredients are necessary, but not necessarily in that order... except for the CHEMISTRY part!! :-) I'm a very tactile guy... I love touching as much as I love being touched...
PLEASE have, or send, a picture w/o sunglasses please!... while attraction is more than the visual, it sure is nice to get a visual first and you can tell a lot about someone in their eyes. Sorry, but I can't figure out how anyone can be attracted to an empty blue square!
A love of soccer, or at least a tolerance of my love of soccer, is greatly appreciated!!
What I'm not looking for:
LARGE amounts of baggage (small carry-ons are OK, but I am placing the limit on 2... maybe 3 for the right person)... personality disorders (esp. Bi-Polar)... smokers... addictive personalities (unless, of course, they are the right addictions!!)... women who treat or dress their pets up like people... women who treat or dress their men like pets...
Oh... and to those women who are marketing their ability to gut fish and skin rabbits... it's a nice survival skill, but rarely used in the suburbs of Chicago... your better match might be Bear Grylls or Les Stroud!
What you should know:
*Kids are ok with me, as I have a 19 year old boy and a 21 year old girl who live with me (although, my daughter will be leaving for college in the fall). I am quite actively involved in their lives and activities... Women with the "done my time" attitude about kids are probably not the best match for me.
Also... if you live in a city/town/village that ends in a "ville" (i.e. Bellville, Danville, Hooterville 'Oh, Olivahhhh'), or a "City" (i.e. Calumet City, Granite City, Gotham City), while we might be a great match, chances are we are geographically dissimilar and probably wouldn't be able to see each other enough. Also, unless you live in Florida or Hawaii, if I have to cross another state to get to yours (and vice versa), we have another geographic dissimilarity... unless, of course you work for an airline and find yourself in Chicago fairly often.
Update: 3/21/09... Speaking of Hooterville... Unless you are either Billie Jo, Bobby Jo or Betty Jo's quadruplet sister, please read and pay attention to the desire for picture mentioned above!! Thank you!
I am Fun, Patient, and Reliable