Born and raised in Maine. Joined the US Navy right out of high school. The Navy took me all over the world. Married in 1979 and divorced in 1991. Been single ever since except for one engagement that did not work out. That ended 5 years ago. I have two kids who both live in Ohio. Girl 31 Son 27. Both good kids but my son needs to grow up. Moved to Washington in December 2002 from Florida.
Hobbies-movies, gym, biking, cards, snowmobiling, running, trips to the mountain, traveling and so on
Drive a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and 2006 Honda Civic. I can afford just about any car I want but see no point is driving my retirement.
I tend to be conservative but am not afraid to spend money.
I believe each person is responsible for themselves and not the government. I do not mind helping people in need to get back on their feet but I have no sympathy for lifetime welfare people unless they have a medical and mental condition that prevents them from functioning normally.
I believe in God Almighty, Jesus and the Holy Ghost but I am not a Bible Thumper nor do I criticize other people’s beliefs. We all have freedom of religion.
I like animals but have no pets at the current time. I like aquariums.
I do not mind mowing the lawn. I use it for therapy or quiet time to think. I do not like laundry but still do it.
I believe in monogamy meaning I am a one woman man. I do not understand why people cheat on another.
My core values are very strong. I have high morals and values that I will not compromise for anyone. I know what chivalry is and am not afraid to show it.
I like to travel a lot. I have been to Hawaii , Maine and Florida this year. I am planning a return trip to Hawaii in January or February. I have friends there and I stay with them. They told me I should bring a girlfriend next time.
My grandparents were a big influence on me growing up. My grandmother taught me manners and how to treat a lady like a lady and grandfather taught me to be accountable and responsible and the importance of keeping my word. I will not make a promise I cannot keep.
I learn from mistakes and tend not to repeat them. I have no emotional baggage since I took the time to get my head on straight and getting my life going in the right direction.
I think I am a good driver but sometimes tend to be in a hurry but have learned to slow down and enjoy the ride the past few years.
I like many people have had to learn things the hard way. I do not take unnecessary risks like I did when I was younger. I have learned to listen to my intuition (gut feeling) where before I would ignore it. Not anymore.
I would like to be married again and make that person the most loved woman on Earth. I know I am a good man with a lot going for me. Have you ever felt like you have it all but no one to share it with? I am at that point in my life. I will not settle so I am in no hurry to get married. I feel a good strong relationship starts as friends. The foundation of a friendship is hard to shake when things get rough. You know you will both make it through.
I tend not to argue with anyone. I do not mind debating but before I open my mouth about anything I always ask myself this one question “Will this matter a week from now?” If the answer is no I see no point in arguing for the sake of arguing. I would like to focus my energy on more positive things.
I still have a lot of life left so I want to live it with no regrets. How does this sound to you? I know sharing your life with someone you love is more fun than doing it alone. I will say this though…I would rather be alone and be happy then be with someone and be miserable. I do not need someone in my life but I want someone.
When I meet a new lady I tend to look beyond the physical to really get to know the person. This was very hard for me in my younger years. I always thought if she was pretty I did not care about anything else. That was a hard lesson to learn. Needless to say beauty is only skin deep.
I tend to trust people but am still cautious until I really get to know someone. This is another hard lesson to learn. I used to trust every one and it cost me a lot.
I am a giver not a taker. I used to be the other way around and this is what cost me my marriage. I was very selfish but I learned it is much better to give than receive.
I used to envy people who had excitement in their lives like broken bones when I was a kid. I thought it would be cool to have a cast. I guess you could say I craved attention and drama but I have seen drama queens and people with serious medical problems and now I thank God my life is not too exciting in that way.
I have above average intelligence and know how to use it for the common good of people. I have a strong math and science background. I guess that was one of my gifts from God.
I have a great sense of humor and am very quick witted. This can get me in trouble sometimes. This is one of the few times I engage mouth before brain. We all like a good laugh.
Material things are nice but I do feel like I have to have to the biggest house or best car. To me less is more. To me the more you have the more you have to take care of it. I would rather pick a few certain things I know I will enjoy such as snowmobiling and focus on those areas. I hope this makes sense to you.
I like to work out at the gym. Sometimes getting motivated can be a challenge but lately it has not been an issue. I used to run and run and run when I was younger and would like to start doing that again.
I hope this gives you some insight to who I am. You can ask me anything. Did I tell you about the skeletons in my closet? One Halloween they asked me to go out trick or treating and they never came back. Can you believe that?