I have great love and compassion for animals, and you must too. If you’ve never had an emotional bond with a pet, we will not fully understand each other. If hunting and fishing are among your interests, no need to read further.
I’ve been a veterinarian for over 25 years. I find the medical field fascinating and consistently challenging. And it’s nice to always have my dogs at work with me. I currently care for a great group of greyhounds. I love cats, but I don’t have one. Absolutely, unequivocally a dog-person!
On that same general note, I’ve been a vegetarian for a long time, primarily for humane reasons, though health benefits and environmental benefits have been a nice side-effect. If you feel the same way toward animals as I do, you will also be a vegetarian. That makes a relationship so much easier!
I hold no religious beliefs. I’m probably best described as a secular humanist…”espouses reason, ethics, and justice, and specifically rejects supernatural and religious dogma as the basis of morality and decision-making”.
I read a lot, and am often partway through a number of different books or readings, fiction or non, at any given time. I also watch way too much TV… Modern Family, Law and Order, Master Chef, Survivor, The Good Wife, Ask This Old House, Orange is the New Black, and many more. Thank goodness for DVR’s. And Netflix. As for music, I’m not a fan of hip-hop, “old country”, or hard rock, but most anything else is OK. I enjoy many ethnic foods… vegetarian only.
I love to hike and camp in the summer. I enjoy outings with my dog(s) several days every week, usually at the parks, schools, or small local hikes. Gym workouts 3-4 days a week. I also enjoy golf, though I do it poorly! Rarely a day when I'm not active at all, even if it’s just gardening and yard work. Most nights, I'm very much a homebody... TV, movies, reading, and trying to expand my horizons.
I enjoy traveling, but I guess I can’t call myself “well-traveled”. Mexico, Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii, Arizona mostly, but not as much recently due to no available traveling partners. There are so many places I still long to see. I’d love to have someone to see the rest of the world with.
Most find me easy to talk with, though I am a bit reserved in active social situations. I work hard to keep myself fit... physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am organized and neat, though not fanatical. I have a good sense of humor, am honest, financially responsible, and level-headed. Good manners and good grammar are important to me.
My Grandpa used to say: “When you work, work hard. And when you play, play hard. And don’t get the two mixed up.” I try to follow that philosophy.
I don't drink, by choice. I have nothing ethical against it, but if you’re looking for a drinking partner or you find touring wineries interesting, I'm not your guy. And smoking… that’s a definite deal-breaker.
My ideal woman will have a sharp mind and a good sense of humor. She takes good care of herself, is honest, compassionate, and is financially responsible. Mutual physical attraction is important. I generally find myself most attracted to women who have a slender or fit/athletic body type. Some free time and finances to travel would be nice!
Kids… not a problem. I always figured I’d have a couple of my own, but life just didn’t work out that way.
If this all hasn’t scared you off, and if it resonates with you, I’d love to hear from you. On a previous dating site I tried to respond to all messages and inquiries, but it sometimes became impractical. I truly appreciate any contact I receive, but please don't take it personally if you don't hear back from me. I know you understand, and are dealing with the same issues in your own way.
Best of luck!