I personify the Oil of Olay of the automotive world. Cosmetic products and plastic surgeons can turn back the hands of time for humans and I do the same with your car by detailing it. So,... you're looking for a man that is genuine ( 49 with all my original equipment-nothing artificial here ), affectionate ( I think PDA's are great-holding hands, stealing a kiss at a red light,...), chivalrous ( let me open that car, restaurant, TJ Maxx? door for you ), fitness-conscious ( nothing too crazy, common sense stuff....not getting falling down drunk, going for a walk, biking, jogging, all preferably outdoors and especially if it involves my children or other family and friends ), treats others the way he wants to be treated? I enjoy animals ( at least the ones that don't try to eat me ), and while I do not currently have any pets, I've enjoyed the companionship of Cinnamon, our family watchdog of 15 years, to several orphaned feline friends that "followed" my children home?
And what qualities am I looking for in the woman I want to meet? Please don't be "serial" as in killer or collector of psychodelic hair dyes. And yes, I have a slightly sarcastic & quirky sense of humor and enjoy making others laugh, so please have a sense of humor yourself. Be someone who is comfortable in the "skin you're in" and have some life ambitions and goals. You're kid-friendly, but value your "me / adult" time too. I have my children every-other weekend, so on those weekends, they ARE my priority. You don't mind stepping outside your comfort zone occasionally to experience new things. And yes, small steps are fine; it doesn't have to be a "leap" out of a perfectly good airplane. An attractive physical appearance that includes expressive eyes, a warm smile and a unique "style" will get my attention, but I'm just as interested as to what's on the inside...uhh...figuratively speaking of course. I can renew your car's interior no problem, but I'll leave your internals to the individuals in the stylish blue pajamas.
Learn from the past but not dwell on it.
Live in the present while reminding myself we are not promised tomorrow.
And looking towards the future with excitement and anticipation.