I have been divorced for 3 years. I have an 18 year old son living with me. I don't drink. I'm not into the bar scene. I won't sugar coat anything at anytime. I've lived, I've loved and I've lost. I'm not a player and am not interested in players. I'm looking for someone who will take care of me as I will take care of them. I was married for 23 years. . . my loyalty speaks for itself. I painted cars and was a shop manager for a body shop for 25 years. That company dissolved in June ག. I am now a painter for our local park and recreation commission. I'm an avid hunter, fisherman, love riding 4 wheelers as long as I'm the one driving. I have a Jeep that I'll dump into a hole as deep as it is tall! My Jesus is the most important person in my life. My son, who is the light of my eyes comes second. If a shovel doesn't fit your hands, close now. If you don't like sweat, hard work and mud, close now. If you don't own a tractor or at least know how to operate one, we just won't geehaw. I live a slow, simple life. I don't pick my nose (in public) Cokes make me burp (loud) I currently have no need for Depends. I eat with my elbows on the table. But I can attend the Black Tie event and make you proud that I am on your arm. When I get home from that Black Tie event, I'll change the oil in my own car. I built the house I live in with my own hands only paying a plumber. I'm not in need of someone to take care of me. What I need is someone to love me. My heart doesn't pump ice cubes. I don't have a thumping gizzard in my chest. I've had what felt like my heart ripped out of my chest, and the wind knocked out of me with what I thought was a baseball bat. That won't happen to me again. My guard is up. . . yes. . . but I haven't distanced myself so far from the dating scene that I'm not open to what could be a wonderful life with a wonderful man. Thanks for reading this. Good Luck in your "mate finding. " I'm not looking for a mate. . . . I'm looking for my best friend to spend the rest of my life with. May God Bless you and open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you won't be able to receive.