I’m a grounded, open, honest (sometimes to a fault) loving, caring, romantic, affectionate, supportive straight forward guy looking for a woman with similar qualities. I am the father of a wonderful 14 year old daughter who lives with me full-time. I am at a point in my life where it is very clear to me what I want in a relationship and what I bring to a relationship (both positive and negative). I am looking for relationship where both of us are:
-Good to each other
-Genuinely happy (I am and I need to be with somebody who is as well)
-Able to support each other emotionally
-Good role models to our children
-Affectionate and comfortable with affection
-Active and challenge each other to be more active
-Romantic and appreciative of the romance
-Attracted to each other (this may grow over time – see note below about love at first sight)
-Accepting of the other and not looking to change them
-Completely open and honest with each other
-On a path to becoming best friends (but not at the expense of other friendships)
-Financially responsible and share similar financial goals
-Challenging each other to be better people
-Able to enjoy a night out or a quiet night at home
-Emotionally healthy and available
-Able to trust each other completely as it is the core foundation of any relationship
-On the same page realizing that there’s no such thing as the perfect relationship but are willing to try as hard as possible to strive for one
While a true romantic, (I love preparing candlelight dinners, giving little gifts that show my affection, and opening a door or pulling the chair out for you) I don’t believe in love at first sight. First sight is strictly visual so that would be lust or attraction at first sight. Love is something that grows over time. While an active and healthy sex life is critical to any relationship, I've never had a one night stand and I am not looking for my first.
I tend to be organized and plan ahead. But, I can also be fun and spontaneous like climbing a tree for no reason, or packing an overnight bag for you and picking you up at your office for a surprise unplanned weekend getaway.
I know (for me anyway) it can be a turn off to read all of the "don't contact me if..." That said, for a variety of reasons, I don't date women who are separated or divorced within the past year. Nor am I looking for a long distance relationship. There are just too many challenges. That probably leaves you wondering...I've been divorced for more than six years.
If you have any interest send me an email. I'll respond if I can.