Right out of the gate, ladies: my profile pic seems to garner a lot of attention, both positive and negative -- and it's just about 50/50, at least based upon those who mention it. A number of you have commented that I have "beautiful eyes," or "incredible eyes," or, a couple of times "Daniel Day Lewis eyes." (I take it that that's a good thing.) On the other side almost an equal number have told me to lose/change the pic. One woman told me, trying to be helpful I'm certain, that the picture was scary and would drive women away. My reason for putting such an unusual pic in so strategic a position is that my eyes are my best physical attribute (to an ex-gf, my ONLY positive physical attribute - hence the 'ex' part!!) and I figure that I'll 'put 'em out there.' (NOT as in gouge them out, but as present them) Comments, complaints, observations?
Now, the intro: How does one present oneself without sounding arrogant? I don’t know that I’m an adrenalin junkie but I’ve "pushed the bounds" for a good portion of my adult life: bomb disposal technician, parachutist, rugby player, scuba diver, Special Operator ("Green Beret" in the vernacular), one time aspiring stunt man. I’m proud of my French, Irish, German, and Italian heritage. I'm practical, bright, disciplined, and motivated. For those of you into such things, I'm a ESTP. I'm 'baggage free' with no addictions and would only consider the same in anyone I see.
I'm on the lookout for a smart, attractive woman who loves life and all that it entails, both the high points and the low ones; someone who’s just as happy going out as staying in and enjoying a quiet evening; a fit woman who likes the mountains and the water; who is as comfortable camping and hiking as they are in a five star hotel in an exotic world capital.