passionatelif
49Danville, United States
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My self-summary
It's time for me to focus on the next chapter in my life. I spent the last several years focusing on my kids but now, my daughter is off to college and my 16 year old son is spending most of his time with his friends. It's time. I’m ready for this. I believe I deserve something extraordinary (doesn’t everyone?) and I'm not going to settle for less. I've spent a lot of time working on myself the past 10 years since my divorce and there is no doubt in my mind that I can do my part in creating something amazing.

So, if the idea of having a partner in life that will be there to support you unconditionally when times are hard and be there by your side to celebrate when times are good appeals to you, then read on. I’m looking for someone that enjoys affection and touch. I find the simple act of holding hands to be incredibly intimate. I believe kissing is a highly undervalued activity. I love to go out to the movies, although staying in and snuggling on the couch to watch a movie is awesome too. I love live music and outdoor concerts at the Greek Theater or the Mountain Winery and would love to find someone that I could share those interests with. I believe chivalry is still alive and well and is something I take seriously. I will always open the door for you. That is something my dad taught me and that I have passed down to my son. I’m a foodie and love fine dining. Trying out new restaurants from San Francisco to Yountville, or hitting gourmet food trucks at Off the Grid are among my favorite things to do as well. I have a rustic cabin up the Sonoma coast in Sea Ranch and look forward to reaching the point in a relationship where I can enjoy a weekend away at Sea Ranch together enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of the Sonoma coastline and intimate moments by the fireplace together. I am very active and exercise almost every day. If you like hiking or just walking and exploring, would love to find a partner to wander and explore this beautiful area that we live in. I’m a big baseball fan, so if you enjoy catching a baseball game every now and then, that is a bonus but not a requirement. If you enjoy attending classic car events, particularly down on the Monterey Peninsula, then that would be the cherry on top but also not a requirement. I don’t expect the woman in my life to share every interest I have, but welcome her wherever she is interested and promise to try to share some of her interests with her that may be new to me.

Just so you know, I can be shy at first. As I get to know you, I will open up more and more. I am very passionate about the things that are important to me in life, but I believe in setting expectations. If you give me time, I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
What I’m doing with my life
My #1 purpose in life is being the best dad I can be. When I'm not being a dad, I work in Finance/Accounting at UC Berkeley, I'm proud to support an institution that provides high quality public education. I exercise 6-7 days a week and really enjoy physical activity. I’m a strong communicator, respectful of women and a good cook too.
I’m really good at
I've been told I'm very good at remaining calm during chaos. Also, working with my hands, gardening, fixing things like cars or projects around the home.
The first things people usually notice about me
I may be a little quiet and not as funny at first, which sometimes people perceive as being intimidating or serious, but actually I'm just shy when I first meet people. I open up and relax once I get to know someone a little better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love to read, Harlan Coben, Daniel Silva, Robert Crais, Greg Iles and Michael Connelly

Movies: Love movies!!! Monty Python, Breakfast Club, Raising Arizona, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sing Street, La La Land, Short Term 12, Crash, The Station Agent, Deadpool

TV Shows: The West Wing, Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Mozart in the Jungle, Silicon Valley, The Affair, Fargo

Music: Greenday, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Young the Giant, Tears for Fears, The Cure

Food: Total foodie, but doesn't have to be fancy, I love all kinds, from gourmet food trucks (Off the Grid) to dining in the French Quarter in New Orleans (love cajun), or just about any place in Yountville.
Six things I could never do without
Family
My garden
Sunsets
The ocean
Laughter
A good shower to start the day
Cool/clean sheets to end the day
A good book to read
Warm hugs
I know, that's not six, but more is better, right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the F did so many people vote for our new President, hoping as little damage as possible is done during his administration and what can I do to help to minimize that damage. The world my kids are going to inherit (if there still is one) and how I can be a better parent and role model and help to make the world a better place for them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday nights are a new adventure for me. Before my daughter left for college, it was often a family night, but now with my son out with his friends new opportunities abound. On Saturday night, I am typically having dinner with friends, watching a movie, sporting event, comedy show, concert or trying something new...
You should message me if
You have a wicked sense of humor
You were a fan of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
You are a great communicator
You are a fan of delicious flavor (if you get this reference, you may just be the one for me)
You are assertive
You are liberal
You have kids or you enjoy children
You've read this (if you haven't you should) and it is what you are looking for: http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes.
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