Is it just me or is asking someone to describe themselves is bit like asking a mother what her daughter looks like? She is not lying, because she believes it, but would anyone consider this an objective analysis? Since Match has no room for references, I will do my best. I imagine almost everyone wants to deal with someone of integrity and character. I know I do. Without these, there is no relationship. Since a good example is far more persuasive than a string of adjectives, here goes.
After my wife and I divorced, her decision not mine, she adopted two adorable girls. My ex being an efficient and busy businesswoman had no time or patience for the paperwork and expense required to change her last name, so these lovely girls have my surname. I never had children, so these are as close as I will ever get. Maybe it is paternal instinct, but I take great interest in their well-being and make sure they never do without. They are also one of the reasons I came back East. They live near Charleston, and I see them every chance I get. My ex is quite a talker and we usually speak or e-mail many times per week. As expected, you cannot tell her the girls need to learn to swim unless you are ready to cut the check. I also get plenty of guidance on gifts for that never-ending onslaught of birthdays and holidays. I want to make sure these girls know that is not just their mother who is watching out for them. While the gifts not really add up to much, they are beneficiaries of almost everything I have. They may not look like the Hilton sisters, but they have more in common that you would guess. If I made more, they would be going to Ashley Hall.
I mentioned the divorce above. Around that time, I had some very serious health issues. Read knocking on Heaven’s Door. This was a long and very rough time, but when it was over, I realized I needed to stop living for the future and get into the present. The long hours at the office were history, and I made it a point to get back to all the things I had loved and had blown off for so long such as being outside, hanging out with friends, seeing my family and travel.
Just one more thing, I am old-fashioned to the point of being an anachronism. I write software for a living, but as soon as I get out of the office, I try to stay screen-free. I am not into video games, TV, professional sports or surfing the web. I have an old cell phone that I rarely carry and check even less. No IPad, IPod or IPhone either. I enjoy being with people and give them my full attention. If you like face-to-face conversation, I am for you. If that smart phone is your lifeline, best of luck.
Who I am looking For:
Someone who loves to be active, outside, travel and above all have fun. I did serious, stressed and controlled for decades. It is a bag of bricks. No Mas! Finally, I like smart women.