46Big Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
Hey there, thanks for visiting my profile. I am artist - a painter - and it is my passion in life. It offers me continuous intellectual growth. I have a very curious mind and a lot of interests... I love traveling, intellectual conversations, good food and wine, art, museums, science, trout fishing, hiking, architecture, photography, snorkeling, running, working out and spending time with my six nephews and four neices. I built a cabin in the Michigan wilderness a couple of years ago and love being there with my family and friends. I laugh a lot and am very playful when I have the right energy with another person. The energy I feel with someone is very important to me. I want a guy in my life that gives off a good vibe - who sees the glass as mostly full and who has self confidence and humor as guiding principles.
I have followed my dreams and have worked extremely hard to accomplish my goals. Now, I'm learning how to work less and spend more time with friends and family. It would be a perfect time for me to meet someone who shares a lot of the interests I have and who is ready to travel the world and see this amazing planet! I have had the great fortune to get an amazing education and I've also been able to travel many places in the world. I lived on the East Coast for quite a few years, but am really looking forward to my life back in Michigan where I am hoping to meet someone who shares my interests. I have had many years to date and see the gay community at its best and its worst. (I'm a realist) Now, I want to build that family unit that most of us have missed out on in our early adult lives. It doesn't have to mean kids, though I am definitely not opposed to that. It could be me and my partner and a dog and a close group of friends... something wonderful like that. Ideally, I am looking for a guy who enjoys outdoor activities and who has a thirst for knowledge and adventure. I am in the process of building an art retreat center on my property in Michigan. In a couple of years, I plan on living there for six months a year (summers - which are beautiful in Michigan) and then being able to live in different parts of the world the other six months (winter)...preferably some place warm like Australia or Chile! Not a fan of winters anymore. I know this sounds like a fantasy life, but I'm making it become my reality. Anyone like to join me?? I am looking for a guy who has a curious mind (who seeks new knowledge or interests on a continuum. I like smart guys...Education is irrelevant if it means that you're still ignorant. I'd prefer a self-educated guy who knows what and why he thinks the way he does to a college educated guy who can't think critically for himself. In those cases, and there are many, "education" is a waste. I am aware that I am taking some risks by changing my life the way that I am, but I believe that this is our one and only shot and we don't have any "re-do's" I want to live in my way, experiencing freedom and my life fully while doing what I love to do.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning how to be OK with making mistakes and learning from them while still staying focused on my goals. I've learned that life really is about the journey. All the material things are meaningless without the love of friends and family.
I’m really good at
...being RESILIENT. I've always been able to overcome and conquer obstacles that get in my way. Better yet, I do it with a smile on my face...LOL
The first things people usually notice about me
My dimples and my smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of books and see a lot of movies... too many to count my favorites. Love food... love to eat and love to cook and love to dine out. I have a very eclectic taste in music: Blue Grass, Dolly, Johhny, Madonna, Mumford and sons, classical...on and on...
Six things I could never do without
stimulating conversation
painting supplies
my cabin
a good book
good friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How resilient and persistent gay men often need to be in order to find the "right" match for them. After many disappointments, I often have to remind myself of what I was looking for in the first place... of how deeply I want to love someone, and how worthy I am of receiving that love. I think many gay men forget that somehow along the way...
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with friends and maybe drinks out. I'd often prefer snuggling on the sofa...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't like pussy... not even the thought of it! LOL
You should message me if
You're masculine with a nice body and a good outlook on life. Creative types, especially painters/artists, are a PLUS! Guys who like outdoor activities get extra points as well...AND, you have good oral hygene and are a great kisser ;oP
The two of us