Having been on J-date for a while has been a good experience. I've met some wonderful women. A few have turned into good friends. I'm ever the optimist, knowing that there is someone out there that is my soul-mate.
The traits that I value most are open and honest communication, sincerity, integrity and truthfulness. Being romantic and having an open and loving nature toward children are also traits that I value. Along with these there must be a high level of FUN in my life, and that would include my 12 year old son.
I like the typical fun things: movies, music and concerts, theater, museums and galleries, sports (both watching and playing), working out regularly, traveling, cooking, dining out and fine wine and spirits.
Growing up at the beach in NJ, the lure of 'shore' always calls me in all seasons. I love the sand and the sun, but there is also something special when walking the beach or the boards with someone you care about on a sunny, chilly day.