If you ask my friends about my qualities they'll probably make something up just for the laughs...so I don't ask. Instead, I enjoy very strong bonds with a network of friends, my family, and co-workers. My career originally began in the health and fitness field. Today, my company designs and develops unique senior living communities.
My background is in Gerontology so my work reflects my passion. I suppose to some this isn't glamorous or macho, but for me, it gives me a sense of purpose and a goal to make a difference in the lives of others. I've also owned companies in the technology, medical and construction fields. I am also involved in various real estate development projects involving the restoration of buildings listed on the national historic registry.
Some simple but meaningful things I enjoy...First and foremost, I love art in all its form, from theater to music, from painting to literature. I come from a close-knit family of musicians and artists. I paint using acrylics. I’m physically fit and I'd rather play sports than just sit and watch. If I can't sleep, I'll watch baseball, which puts me to sleep. I have two kayaks, a bike, and great sneakers. Exercising alone is boring, but I do it. And although I may run slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, I still run...I like the natural high. I volunteer whenever possible...helping others, for me, is truly living. I also participate in Meetup groups because I enjoy being around people. Enjoy Netflix. Canceled cable TV years ago. Read a lot. Love performance arts.
Not a really scary movie fan. After seeing Jaws as a kid, had a nightmare that a huge shark was after me. Then I watched the movie, The Exorcist. This time the shark was possessed and its head spun around. I couldn't convince it that I wasn't the priest.
While it's better not to rush into things (letting things evolve naturally is much better) I am seeking someone who is interested in an eventual long term committed relationship and who isn't apathetic about putting in the effort. Relationships require a commitment and work. Instant gratification is great but only when we're eating ice cream. I'm willing and able to invest the time and hope to find someone who is also willing and able for it to have a chance. For me, a relationship needs a solid foundation. That foundation evolves from friendship. Chemistry is important, but longevity, sustainability, and passion are the stuff that comes from communicating, having mutual respect, admiration, support, shared goals, and the ability to grow together. I hate to see the online shopping mindset, though efficient, be carried into face-to-face interactions leaving people overly critical...discourag ing "fluid and spontaneous interaction" the way it used to be.
I look forward to the day when I can sign off from online dating forever.