ilyrian
51 West Linn, United States
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My self-summary
Some of you will be prompted to make a decision based on what you see in my pictures. The rest of you will read what I’ve written here and make a decision based on that – but there is far more to me than pictures and words. What I can do is give you a brief idea of who I am in a conversational way - anything more than that would require getting to know me – which I hope you’ll want to do…

Ok, the basics… I’m 6’ tall (or at least I begin each day 6’ tall, but after fifty, gravity does seem to get the upper hand) - by the end of the day I may actually be closer to 5’ 11-3/8”. So, if we meet after 8pm, just be warned – I may be a hair under 6’. I weigh around 175 and stay in shape by trying not to sit on my ass at work all day long. I am somewhere between active and fit – I like to participate in many of the requisite Pacific NW activities like hiking, biking, and camping, but can also enjoy relaxing indoors just as much.

I’m a father of two teenagers - one is out of the house, the other is a senior in high school. I have a career which keeps me busy, but I can be flexible and take the time to enjoy life. I have several hobbies that keep me inspired throughout the year: writing, woodworking, and painting are the most notable.

I have a broad and diverse range of interests; I can discuss politics, business, art, history, sports, animals, current events, and a multitude of other subjects intelligently and articulately. I consider myself a self-aware, reflective, and spiritual person. I believe that there are as many paths to God as there are people walking those paths.

As for what I’m looking for? I would like to meet a woman with whom, over time, I can develop a strong bond and share emotional, intellectual, and physical intimacy with. Someone whose company I genuinely enjoy more than all else; someone with whom I enjoy being her partner, lover, friend, and confidant – a true and complete partnership! I am a sensitive and passionate man and I believe that you never stop learning from and about your partner; as a result, I consistently respond and adjust to her goals, her needs, and her desires.

As for dating? I realize this is a process, and like any other process, sometimes you just have to endure and make it through to the other side while keeping your sense of humor firmly intact. Online dating, in the digital pace of today’s society, is a necessary evil, and I view it as a tool – not a pastime or a form of entertainment. It’s kind of like a caveman hunting mammoth – by himself - with a stick: It’s not the easiest approach, but what else is he going to do? I have to say, though, that as a Leo (and as a man), there is still some thrill to the chase. While the chase is short-lived, and certainly not the best part of what I’m after, I would love the pursuit of her to last my lifetime…

If this might be you, please tell me… How does a stranger let you know that you’re the one he is looking for?
What I’m doing with my life
Going to work, doing my job, raising my kids, and making time to enjoy myself along the way!
I’m really good at
Many, many things actually - though I excel at oral expression I am probably far more comfortable with the written word
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not actually sure - no one has ever told me what they first noticed about me...
The six things I could never do without
Beyond the obvious "water, food, air, and sleep"
Scents
Sounds,
Sights,
Tastes,
Touches...
Excitement/Passion
And I'd choose one more: New experiences
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why does an itch always seem to move just when you've finally found where it really is?

The general state of the world and our place in it...

Where is the clutch in an English car - and would I shift well with the other hand...

Is there a significant difference between the complexities of simple and the simplicities of complex?

Why don't 'Storage Wars' and 'Hoarders' get together??

How is it that Hitler had a girlfriend and I am on the internet trying to get a date...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
that, under the right circumstances, I'd be willing to admit something private...

And for those who want to know more:

I was born on my birthday
I'm human
And I don't tell everyone this but under all these clothes I'm naked...
You should message me if
you're looking for more than meets the eye...
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