People have described me as heart and soul. They tend to say they see me as smart and passionate, and that is what I try to bring that to the table. I am told I have a good sense of humor, and I believe that life, like any good action movie should have a sharp and smart laugh every minute or two. Any action movie fan knows the best weapon in a period of impending doom is a good one-liner, right?
To me a relationship is about companionship, partnership, shelter, passion, and peace. I think our time together should be the payoff for everything we put up with during the day. It's important to have someone who you know is behind you 100%.
I love bringing interests of mine to you, but I also I think the exchange of experiences, is one of the best things in a relationship. And I think that when you love someone there's nothing better than seeing them in full bloom with sparks flying everywhere. That's the payoff for following you to wherever your passion, excitement, and desire can be found. I want to see you in that light. Show me your favorite places, and I'll show you mine!
I am loyal to a fault. I am enthusiastically romantic and affectionate. I just like that in a relationship. There is nothing terribly confusing or lukewarm about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I have no problem showing affection. I am a hand-holder, a door-opener. I'll sit on the same side of the booth with you if you'll let me. I love to bump and laugh in the kitchen while making supper with a bottle of wine. And I am the type that will not be able to be within arms length of you without stealing an occasional soft kiss on your shoulder (or the back of your neck if we are alone), and hug from behind, or only semi-discretely resting my hand on the small of your back as I walk by or stand next to you ...
While I am considered passionate, but I am not prone to anger. My general philosophy is, increasingly: "Don't sweat the small stuff ... wag more, bark less ". I believe your life becomes what you focus on, so focus on the good stuff, the things that make you happy ... I believe the relationship is always more important than the issue ... And I always keep that in mind.
All of that being said, I'm pretty much just a guy. Jeans and a Jeep with a football in the back. Flannel and a fire pit with some beers. Grilling and baseball games. I clean up pretty well, I can handle myself in any setting, I try to be conversational and competent in as many areas as possible, I like to think I am a lot more mature about it these days, but in the end ... I'm basically a guy.
And I don't believe there's a "honeymoon phase". I believe you can be totally smitten and adoring of someone for a lifetime. I am looking for someone who also wants a warm, affectionate, playful, fun, mutually supportive and romantic relationship to come home to.
Robert Brault said that what we find in a soul mate is not something wild to tame, but something to run wild with. I've got some time left, I'd like to find someone to run with.
In terms of relationships I am romantic and devoted. I am loyal and committed. I am not a couch potato nor am I sports obsessed. I do not give away days any more. Every one counts. Every one can be an adventure. Every one can be memorable, even for the smallest reasons. And it needs to be that way. That's the big lesson here.
Physically, women often mention my eyes.
Movies: Twister, Hunt for Red October, A Few Good Men, National Treasure, A Knights Tale ... A good escapist adventure sprinkled with explosions and a few good laughs. Again, I'm a guy.
I am a Tom Petty guy, AC/DC, Bruce, Big & Rich, John Hiatt. ... But my musical tastes run all over. It's literally song by song for me. My MP3 player is a study in randomness. I don't pay attention to genre boundaries ... I play some (very little) guitar, sold them for years in another life, so I tend towards garage band stuff ... two guitars, an organ, bass and drums, a good song and good vocals with harmony (especially two-part). All of that leads me to new country a lot, but that's where that kind of music is happening ...
Not much for reading novels, not enough time, but I read the net, papers, magazines constantly. I really can be interested in anything.
This chance to get it right
My Jeep and a four legged pal riding shotgun
The river. I have lived on the river most of my life. Something about it ... Especially on a full moon night with a fire pit going.
My mind is always going. That's often the problem.
Being the best dad I can be and helping my kids to the best life I can ...
What's ahead ...
And figuring out what to make happen, and what to let happen
I'm not a very private person. Especially not in relationships.
Where do you want to begin?