I have been told by others that I am a kind-hearted and caring person. I am self-assured, but not afraid to show emotion. I get along well with others, and respectful of others ideas and thoughts. I enjoy great conversations on just about any issue, as my interests are varied. I have been told that I am good listener, which can be unusual...for a guy. :) I consider myself humble, but have to talk about myself here. Not very humble.
Just like everyone, I enjoy a good laugh and can be both witty (with a touch of sarcasm, but not in a hurtful way) and serious. I am affectionate, but not smothering. I consider myself flexible, and understand the need for my partner to have your own friends and interests, but if you prefer it was just us, I am certainly fine with that too.
I have two great kids. One off to college, and the other in junior high.
I am hoping to meet some great people here to spend some fun times together with the ultimate goal of a long term one person relationship. I look forward to sharing time together whether that is cooking a meal together with a glass of wine, going out to a community event, a day trip to nearby town or city, or an extended vacation to the lake, mountains, or oceans. I have relatives in Colorado, and always love going to the mountains there. I am not a big bar scene person, but I am willing to go to spend time with friends or someone special.
I am varied in my interests, because I enjoy learning new things. I enjoy learning about other cultures. I like to visit historical sites, state parks, the bluff country along the Mississippi River. (I spent part of my childhood there.) I also enjoy the Duluth area and the North Shore, and have a passion for visiting lighthouses. I enjoy experiencing new places, and especially going outdoors on hikes or walks and seeing the beauty and quiet of landscape, plants and animals. I enjoy trying new foods, especially ethnic foods. I would like to get back into golf but could use a coach.
I try to volunteer in the community to give back. I especially like to volunteer with organizations that make an impact on young people.
I listen to a wide variety of music, except maybe "rap." Everything from Rascal Flatts to Shinedown. I read many different genres of books and articles.
I wish you well in your search for that someone special.
I have a great career, and two wonderful kids who are the center point of my life, but have room for others to share an equal place.
I read often, whether it be books, magazines or articles. The book I just finished was Until Tuesday. It was about an Iraqi War Veteran, and how his golden retriever service dog, Tuesday, helped overcome his PTSD.
I love to try new foods. I grew up in a home where mom was constantly trying new recipes, many that were ethnic.
How can you get close to someone if you are not willing to share your embarrassing moments, failures, and life journeys and lessons. We all have them.
I look forward to hearing from you, and good luck in your search.