Aside from being a bit old-fashioned, things that make me smile are good craft beer, making pizza on the grill, growing vegetables in the garden, and playing cards.
My 9 year old daughter is the priority in my life. Anyone with kids understands, and why scheduling/dating over my time with her would be a rare occurrence. She has been my 'assistant' when I've changed my brakes, and when I built her a playhouse (hitting the same thumb twice with a hammer LOL). In return, I've been invited to her living room performances of plays and dance shows.
Who I'm looking for is someone that enjoys going to the symphony as much Red Rocks. Someone who enjoys going to a Rockies game as much as the Denver Art Museum. Someone who I can cook for, but will not expect me to wait on her hand and foot. And of course someone who will listen to stories about my daughter.
In the movie "Gran Torino" there's a line that I believe can happen for me. "I got the best woman who was ever on this planet to marry me. I worked at it. It was the best thing that ever happened to me, hands down." I do believe she is out there... the one who I'll let my daughter meet, the one I want to see when I rise, and the one who I'll say is the best woman on this planet.
Books: Zorba the Greek, anything by David Sedaris. Right now I'm reading Craig Johnson Longmire Mysteries because I've watched all the episodes of the show.
Movies: ANY Clint eastwood film, Smokey and The Bandit. Stranger Than Fiction is such an endearing movie.
TV: Longmire, NCIS, Flashpoint
Music: Opera, Classical, Jazz, Classic rock, folk, some country, some bluegrass, Theivery Corp electronica.
Food: I'm a guy. If it smells good, I'll eat anything
It may sound funny, but I hope to find someone who has faults, and is not looking to match on all levels or meet her soul partner. Nobody is perfect; but at this stage in life, we can be real and honest.