I'm particular in my tastes, but I'm open minded. I'm not looking for perfection nor a perfect match.
I believe all relationships take work and I'm absolutely willing to make the necessary changes to accommodate anything that will help me grow and become a better person. Especially with my significant other.
I'm looking for something real. Something genuine. Something that knows no bounds.
I take pride in NOT being ordinary, average, or 1 dimensional -- BUT I also don't think I'm better than anyone else. I'm probably guilty of being confident -- but arrogant? No, I hope not. I'd hate to find out I'm "that guy" -- I don't ever want to be "that guy" -- he's a jerk.
I've been called "handsome" before, but I know I'm not the best looking man in the world. However, I've also been told I'm charming and charismatic -- you won't get that from a photo. And I'm really difficult to stereotype -- be it from my profession, hobbies, or photos -- I don't fit in a box.
INTEGRITY. It's very important to me. I could write a book on this, but I'm sure someone else already has, so I'll spare you.
While I think "core values compatibility" (sorry -- that sounds super nerdy) is important, I'm not looking for a "match". I think the best relationships are those in which couples fit together like pieces of a puzzle -- where they compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses and help each other grow and learn. I want that.
Health and fitness is a very important part of my life. I kind of hope it's an important in my "match's" life also. I think fit women are sexy and I'd LOVE a workout/play partner -- be it in the gym or out.
I'm open minded -- I can (and do) get along with most people. And I think anything can be fun depending on how you do it and who you do it with. I'm all about living life to the fullest -- so if there's something you like to do or simply want to try, I'll try it.
I hope to find a woman without children. Not because I don't love kids -- I do -- and I always somehow turn into the "kid magnet" at get togethers. I look forward to having children -- but that's the thing, I'd like to meet someone and go through that experience of being a first-time parent _with_ them. That said, I won't rule out dating anyone with kids -- if we make an amazing team.
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi. And wearing suits make me feel like James Bond.
I think saying "Hey baby!" to babies is funny. And I sometimes make polite conversation with the check-out robot in the self-serve lane at the supermarket. "Did you scan your rewards card?" - Yup! "Please remember your receipt." - Whoa, almost forgot it! Thank you, robot lady!
If I think I can make someone laugh or smile, I often go out of my way to do so.
There's more, but this is just a taste anyway. And if you made it this far down, thank you.
I will leave you with this:
Whether it's online dating or in real life, the right person will come along when the time is right! So if you're almost fed up with looking -- or you've had a series of awful dates -- don't lose hope! Random GOOD things happen to people ALL the time!
EVERYTHING we experience in life helps prepare us for the next thing and contrast is good! So a "bad date" definitely gives you something to appreciate when a truly can't-stop-smiling-about-it one comes along.
And even if we meet once - and nothing more I hope I can be one of the guys that can give you a good memory or new friendship.
Sadly, this box still says almost nothing about me, but I'm optimistic that it will resonate with the person it was intended for - if that's you, come say hello.