UPDATE: I set out to re-write this profile, but decided to pretty much leave it alone: Although some circumstances have changed, I am pretty much the same. And I'm OK with that: I don't need to re-invent myself. I’m a (sometimes) deep thinker who appreciates the simple life, where opportunities are acted on and potential is realized, all the while enjoying the ride.
This is the ME part of the profile:
They say that we should never talk about politics and religion, so…
Politically I am middle of the road: a social moderate and a fiscal conservative. I value a woman who is both intelligent and informed, so if you voted for Obama this year you've already got at least one strike against you.
Religion: I was raised as a protestant, but I don’t participate in any organized religion. I will respect your beliefs so long as you don’t try to convert me.
Sports: I love college football. Other sports are OK, but don’t rise to that level.
I am not a bling type of person: I don’t even wear a watch (have 'em; just don't wear 'em). I do know how to dress well when the occasion calls for it, though.
I am competitive, but won’t cheat to win or get bent out of shape when beaten fairly.
I am an architect: A resourceful problem solver. Few things are so satisfying as reaching a goal that others have given on up as hopeless or opening eyes to possibilities unimagined.
I am a proud father of two adult children who believes that parenthood changes a person (if you haven’t been a parent, you might not understand)
I exercise regularly and am fit: I ride my bike like my hair was on fire (I still do have most of my hair, BTW…It’s in a box under my bed).
I consider myself to be a stable person, but also realize that the hospitals are full of people in stable condition.
Oh… And I have a sense of humor that can be both dry and off-center.
I’m a visual person, and realize that I may have passed up some potential relationships because of my perception of beauty: And I can live with that.The beauty I seek is not a Victoria’s secret model: More often It is a clean and simple “look good without trying” type, who Doesn’t use a lot of make up or spend a lot of time with a mirror. It is in the way she carries herself; the Intelligence that you can see in her eyes; The sound of her voice. I am more of a MaryAnne kind of guy, although a little Ginger is not a bad thing.
Now: Here is the YOU part:
You are not high maintenance. You like nail polish but you will not let it limit the things you can do.
You keep a clean place, but dishes in the sink don’t freak you out.
You don’t believe that TV is a four letter word. You are content relaxing and watching a show you like (And no: I won’t watch “dancing with the stars” or “American Idol” with you).
You are not a micromanager and things do not grind to a halt when circumstances force a change in plans.
Words are fine and together we can enjoy conversations that range from serious to silly; but a touch or an expression often makes words unnecessary once we become familiar with one another.
Finally: I know that some women fudge on their age in their profiles. I know that "Age is just a number"; It's just that sometimes, it's a really BIG number.
We are a formidable Trivial Pursuits team.
We feel no guilt when we sleep in on a Saturday morning. We recognize the benefits of just doing nothing sometimes.
Sometimes we will go off and do our own thing; sometimes we’ll enjoy the comfort of each others’ presence
We are still capable of taking Road trip without a GPS: Getting lost is not a big deal so long as we have plenty of fuel and no schedule to keep.
There are places we each want to go to, but would rather not go alone: Places just up the road; places across the county. Many places are on the list, but home will always be one of them.
Where do you want to go today?
(No animals were harmed in the production of this profile)