I like to find humor in every situation, as appropriate, of course. A sense of humor is a necessity in life, especially in the face of adversity.
I like to have fun, regardless of what I'm doing, going to movies, dining out, hiking, day trips, the beach, exercise, playing sports or enjoying the outdoors.
I am looking for a woman who holds similar values, morals, ethics and interests as I.
Values: I don't approve of dishonesty, theft, cheating, disobeying laws. I'm not promiscuous, and once a commitment is made, I keep it. Not a miser, but am careful with my money. I appreciate the need to plan for when I am no longer in the workforce.
Ethics: I believe in being fair with everyone I deal with, in giving the other person the benefit of the doubt. I believe in trying to find a win/win when differing with another. I believe in doing unto others as I would have done unto myself. I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days (okay that's from "Bull Durham" but it just seemed to flow really well).
Religion: Raised Jewish, but don't practice or observe, although I was Bar Mitzvah'd and went to Hebrew school. I feel that organized religion has created more grief in the world than it has harmony.
Interests: I'm an avid baseball fan. My favorite team is the Phillies (I grew up near Philadelphia), but I also follow the D'backs. I like music, can appreciate most kinds of music, but primarily enjoy mainstream rock and roll, don't care much for country or rap. I play the guitar, although self taught, and very much an amateur. Not much of a book reader. I read newspapers and periodicals, more for gathering information, and learning about things. I like movies, electronics, computers and technology in general. I'm interested in what's going on politically, and enjoy discussing the philosophy involved with decisions being made in the community and nation. Good wine, although since I moved from the California bay area, don't taste and collect like I used to.
I have a 15 year old son, who lives primarily with me. He is a special needs child, and requires a great deal of my time and patience. My relationship with him, and my role in his life as his Father is very important to me. Hence, my free time for dating is limited to weekends, or for the right woman, with enough pre-planning a weeknight. Eventually though, it would be nice to be in a relationship where we could plan getaways from time to time.
While being out of work for 6 months in 2010, I reworked my lifestyle, and recommitted myself to being healthy. I changed my eating habits, among which include avoiding processed foods, which are loaded with salt, sugar and fat. I exercise regularly, and try to get some sort of exercise everyday.
I would appreciate meeting a woman who shares a similar outlook regarding nutrition and exercise. It is a discipline, and having another to mutually reinforce helps maintain.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fanatic, I don't preach to others, and still enjoy things like pizza or a good steak from time to time. Moderation is the key....to many things in life.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David A. Kessler
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
by T. R. Reid
The Soul of A New Machine
by Tracy Kidder
All kinds of movies, as long as they're well made, thoughtful, inspiring, or just escapist.
Some of my favorites, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, SNL,
Favorite Artists: Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Jeff Lynne/Electric Light Orchestra
All kinds, willing to try different things (to a certain extent). Love sipping on a fine red wine while engaged in entertaining conversation.