A little about me...
I am 6', 220, trying to make 210 again -work out at the gym 4-5 times per week. I can no longer run due to aging, but am pretty active otherwise. I am a grandfather 4X over, and they and Mom reside in TX. I reside in Goodyear.
I travel quite a bit and enjoy outdoor activities, reading, classical and most other American music (not rap), quiet nights, being out and about, and history.
I DO NOT like "catfishers" - those terrible people who get dating services on line and present themselves as something or someone they are not. And I am through being nice to them when they show up. Enough said.
And so long as I am culling people out - you good liberal ladies out there would not appreciate me at all after a while, do us both a favor and do not consider dating me.
I value integrity (mine and yours), truthfulness, trust, and intelligence (regardless of educational accomplishments).
I do not mind a moderate drive to find and court the right woman, so if that is not a problem for you it will not be for me.
I like getting away, whether for a few days or a month, and that is the primary reason that I do not have a pet. I don't dislike them, and prefer dogs to other pets
About the one I'm looking for...
Truth, justice and the American Way. Well, really, truthfulness, a sense of fairness, and Patriotism are pretty close. Intelligence, generally knowledgeable (informed) trust, loyalty, fidelity, and a sense of humor. A woman who shows affection.
Of course, physically I want Miss America - what aging fool doesn't? But I am a bit more realistic that to think that is going to occur and realize the relative impossibility of such a relationship on so many levels. So - what DO I want that is an achievable goal - you do realize by now that was a joke with truism included, don't you? - for a woman in my life?
Charming and funny in her own manner. Comfortable in intimate situations with her man. A woman who wants to spend time with her chosen significant other.
What do I NOT want? No controlling and jealousy woman is desired, nor would I act in such a manner. I DO NOT want cheaters liars (see above statement about catfish), women who require more than one man in their life, women who are close to family that is involved in gangs or criminal elements.
No druggies. No addicts, to alcohol or other substance. I don't drink much any longer, but don't mind a social drinking woman, just one who is no addict. No Female criminals.
I'd just like to add...
%^& -erased 3 times.
I am not attracted to physically large women or those with large stomachs. I appreciate the effort it takes to make a good presentation as we age and hope to see the results of that labor displayed when we meet - not perfect, not 25ish, not girlish - but obvious.
I have 900 letters remaining to type, but prefer to utter the words they form in person to you.
I am the real thing and not a serial dater, and try to exhibit the traits/characteristics I want in women. So, contact me in case I would overlook your profile.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
I like almost any type of travel with the exception of organized tours.
I travel domestically and overseas, by air, water or land. Catamarans are my favorite method for overseas vacations. Bareboat catamaraning is so different than any other mode of transport. Helping crew for my captain brother in law with 6-12 friends and family on board is satisfying as well. I am open to other methods of travel as well.
When I am not traveling I generally go to the gym for a few hours each day. I am in better shape than I have been in for a long time and intend to improve on that, if for no other reason than it allows me to pursue more activities when I do travel.
I believe that a rigorous workout relaxes me and makes the day so much more pleasant. It just makes me feel better. Of course, diet goes hand in hand with the exercise, though I am not a purist about it.
Nature and Outdoors
Growing up in the city I saw little of the outdoor life. Navy and Army service introduced me to the outdoors. I have hiked in mountains a week at a time and now sail catamarans for up to a month. I no longer hunt, but still fish (Galveston salt water, Alaska salmon, and Colorado trout). I love the mountains, the stars (Southern Cross, too!), animals and the bodies of water.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?