I'm up for just about anything, provided I can make the time for it. I have a full time job, and I have a son that I try to spend as much time as I can with. He lives with his mother, and she and I have been divorced since 2006.
If that hasn't scared you off, I'm also an extremely honest person. I try to be considerate of people's feelings, but I'll be blunt and brutal, if I have to. I don't have the energy or patience for games.
I'm typically pretty laid back-a jeans & t-shirt guy, but I dress for the occasion. Whether that's a casual dinner & a movie, a weekend camping trip, or a black tie event. I like to put forth effort for a woman that is appreciative and deserving, and she should do the same.
I'm a HUGE Blackhawks fan, and have been for the last 20+ years. I don't really care much for other sports, but if you also like hockey, you've already got a few points in my book.
I do my best to have a positive attitude while remaining grounded & realistic in my expectations. Sometimes life throws you a curve, but I make the best of it, learn from it and move on.
I'm FIERCELY loyal to my friends, and I think everyone should be. After all, unlike your biological family you are stuck with, friends are the family you choose!
Being able to quit smoking through sheer determination has really allowed me to realize that I can apply that mindset to other facets of life and achieve anything that I really want to put the effort into. It's quite empowering to be able to look back and see things I've been able to do that at one point I never thought I could!
I'm quite the jokester-I love to make people laugh, and have no problem making a joke at my own expense! A sense of humor is extremely high on my requirement list.
I'm also really good at telling the truth and communicating what I need/want/expect. If you can't do the same, you should look elsewhere.
Movies-there's way too many, but I typically go for non-romantic comedies, superhero stuff(Hey, I'm a geek), and good dramas. Some favs are: The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, A Few Good Men, Braveheart, Airplane!, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blind Side, Caddyshack, Strange Brew, and I'll admit I watched The Notebook once, and got pretty misty-eyed.
Music is another beast-my tastes vary, but my mainstay is classic rock/metal. I'll pretty much listen to anything EXCEPT Pop, R&B, most Hip/hop, and "new" Country. I play a game with my friends where we randomly spout off the next 10 artists on our shuffle playlist. Here's what just came up on mine:
Judas Priest, The Beatles, CCR, House of Pain, a Spongebob Squarepants song (gotta have music loaded for my son), Cat Stevens, Charles Mingus, Rammstein, James Taylor, & Otis Redding.
Books-I don't make enough time to read, but when I do it's usually fantasy. HUGE fan of "A Song of Ice and Fire" series (Game of Thrones)
*Internet (Sad, I know)
If I don't have my son, it's either at a restaurant with friends, or at home doing laundry & catching up on TV. (So exciting!)
-You are honest, brutally, if necessary.
-You have a great sense of humor and can appreciate sarcasm. (Take it as well as dish it out!)
-You like to have fun, but know when responsibilities come first.
-You are open & willing to make new friends, if there's no romantic chemistry.
-You have read all the above info!
You're on here with the ultimate goal of meeting someone too, so make the most of it-Life's too short!