A match score on OKC doesn't mean much, if it's only based on a few dozen common questions. Use the tools they provide! Show me yours and I'll gladly show ya mine (blush/dimple). You know you can go back and delete in 24 hours, right? It's a lot like life. If you are unaware of just a certain amount details about something, doors seem to lock you out of opportunities, wisdom, or of a perspective, which could change your entire life's path!
My profile is unique. It is also an investment. If this is too much for you, we aren't gonna work! You WILL know a LOT about me... (through comments I add to the m/c questions). I've been told that my profile is entertaining. I reveal a lighter, more fun-side to me at my profile on POF. I'm KINGWOODGUY there, too. Laugh with me, laugh at me, shake off the shock of profound revelations and be entertained- at the least?
I am very compassionate and really do care. I am educated-- don't hold this against me? I invest thought to decisions, am eager for input from all sides, and am proud that I am capable of changing my mind, even admitting fault when appropriate- and apologizing, of course.
I will NOT apologize for adamance in two important areas: religion and politics. Ignorance is my ultime' bête noire! I actively oppose the Conservative lean toward Tea Party radicalism, Nazi-like whipping into frenzied discipleship, and Dittohead mentality. On the political spectrum: if you voted for Donald Trump, who knows if you you are Conservative or not. I am NOT! Nevertheless, we will NEVER be a possibility.
On religious perspective: I was a Christian minister years ago and I feel fortunate that I have matured into a much better person, after abandoning religion! Please limit your religious fantasies to your compound and keep it out of our schools?
OKC is owned by the people at MATCH, but unlike their sister company at POF, they don't have an option for "non-religious". A majority may say they are Christian due to reasons they don't even think about. I am ONLY interested in those who have matured past the need to claim allegiance to such silliness. There are other dating sites that may serve you better, such as Christians Mingle.
I've owned an insurance business since 1994. Passive income, through my residual commissions, allowed me to invest more years than it should have writing papers as a full- time college, then graduate, and post- graduate student. I continued to "kill time" as a TA/lecturer/adjunct professor over the past few years. After my divorce (in 2008), I kinda needed a refuge. My entire social network was her family, "friends" from Church, or in my business. I had grown up very active in a strict Christian sect that my father had left. Advanced research was central to my healing process and to leaving religion for good! I am that nerd, who got two Associates in my twenties (who does that?), two undergraduate degrees in my thirties (176? undergraduate credits... I know!), and continued the pattern with two master's in graduate school, before "timing out" as a Post- grad.
I have reassessed my goals in education. The path to tenured professor doesn't seem to be the most efficient investment of my talent, but I will always be writing. I do have published works and have been working on a book series. A second round of edits were recently sent to the publisher for the first in the series. Its pretty humorous stuff, I'm told. My publisher said my writing style is as good as David Sedaris and I was fortunate to be introduced to him in Houston this year! So, I asked her where my $6m per book advance was?? Meanwhile, I have a few other things I need to accomplish. Like everyone else, I have bills to pay, a house to maintain, kids to raise and have a life that needs to be lived.
I've felt like those planes we see circling the skies on the North side, in a holding pattern, circling the airport. Since I'm feeling the warmth of the spotlight up here (on this soapbox) and I can't see the boredom and disdain on your faces, I'm gonna reveal a bit about my house burning down last year. In February (2015) I sat for the LSAT and scored a 170! My goal was to enter Law School in August 2016. However, on 11/7/15 my home in Kingwood burned down. Nobody was hurt, not even the dog! The aftermath, though, has been "consuming". After living at Homewood Suites for a couple months and in a nearby rental home for almost a year, we hope to be in our new home soon. There is a LOT to that story, but that's not what we are here for. It's been delay, delay, delay... and this is NOT my mantra!
I've experienced much. I've learned a lot. I've endured with personality, engaged with humor, and conquered with honed skills. I got this. We should meet. We should chat, flash our dimples and bat our eyes. We should share a dance-- this is important, in life. We should laugh together-- this is too!
"The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer" -Friedrich Nietzsche
"They are hesitant to publish their inner thoughts, for fear of labeling, but do so dutifully." If someone is offended by something I write, they are exactly the person who needed to read it!
Books: Tough to say. I absorb well over a dozen books a month (Via audio books)!
Movies/TV: West Wing was my speed. Non-stop, multi-leveled, all-out offensive gesturing in moral relativism, wrapped in liberal condemnation of reactionary ignorance!
The deeper me? Well, I'd say Patrick Swayze was the man! Anything with him in it seemed pretty good to me. I was often told how much I resembled him in his --and my-- "heydays" in the early 90's (I lost the mullet). "The Time of My Life," was an excellent book and I believe we share a lot of views (listen to the audio, he reads it). Man, he could dance!
In many ways I relate to the character "Brian", the cool talking dog on Family Guy (that's also my name). Like any pupper, we like to have fun! We also yearn for someone we can share intelligent conversation with, but somehow don't fit in with the "geeks/nerds/dorks". Sometimes I feel like Walter White (Heisenberg, even) from Breaking Bad (best show, ever!), in certain ways. I'd like to be more like "The dude", from the Big Lewbowski, though.
Music: Whatever, I like a lot of stuff, but since I'm not in High School I don't think this really defines me. I will mention that the range goes from Jazz to RAP, Rock to Country.
Dance: My favorite dancin' music would be Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama, with a live band! I'd have my left thumb in my buckle or behind my back, hooked in my belt. My right arm would be holding you tight to me, your arms around me- one over my shoulder, close to my neck, the other around my waste, holding the fingers where my thumb was hooked. I'd direct us around the floor, two-steppin' our way, to a rock'n'roll stroll. I also like salsa, cumbia, and bachata. Other than Tejano and line dances, I'll dance to anything. Save a slow dance to a Marvin Gaye song for me?
Message once you've read the questions section, my added comments, and the tests. If you can jive with my perspective and you appreciate my sincerity, then that's more than half the distance to my heart!
I am not yet where I am going, but have experienced a LOT and I enjoy each day while I am getting there! It really doesn't matter to me what you do or where you are going. Its the attitude that many things are interesting and fun, along with the maturity and awareness of the fact that TIME IS LIMITED. We have to constantly remind ourselves that pleasure is important and we have to manage our lives to find the quality and mix that fits our own need for satisfaction. Life is wonderful; we don't know what lies around the next corner, but we should realize that time is always ticking, ticking, ticking. My motto is: after responsibility, comes appreciation, then exhilaration!