I'm looking for a manly man who knows what he wants. Who has tastes and passions, who knows that the more he knows, the less he understands, and whose appetite for learning and exploring won't die until his last day. He lets me in and releases me, in passion and in joy. I want to be with someone who triggers my laughter, tolerates my (occasional) tears, and allows me to do the same. If things work out, there should be room in our relationship for all our friends, our families, us and ourselves.
What happens in the world around us matters to me. You read the whole newspaper (or its digital form) and you're fine talking about anything in there. I'm happy you have a past, and I'll take you as-is... just ask you do the same. We're probably not going to change much from here on out. But will we accept each other for who we are? That depends on how much we like each other.
Bringing you coffee in bed and giving you a great massage are among my great joys in life, especially when I can do them because I want to, not because you asked. Your random acts of kindness toward me and others will be appreciated and rewarded in ways you can never imagine.
I have lots of long-standing relationships, including the man I was married to. If that freaks you out, sorry. It's non-negotiable. Our girls will always connect us and being friends is easier, natural and no threat. I don't compartmentalize my life or live in shadows. I am who I am and I operate in the truth. It's sad to me how many people neither understand that or can function that way. When I committed to a life that way, everything became so much easier.
The way to my heart, or any other important part of me, is through laughter. I'm really good at finding the things that will make you laugh. Sometimes at the wrong time. Usually when you need it most and expect it least. A man who does the same for me.... oh man. To have a really hearty laugh at least once a day. That's a good goal.