IMPORTANT:i am a rural mail carrier. I cannot transfer, unless there is a carrier in a desired location, who is willing to join in a mutual transfer. since there is no one who seems to want to come to nj, it looks like i'm here until retirement, or the rural carrier system changes, which seems unlikely to happen in the near future. so there you have it. . . anyway, for a first meeting. . hmmm. . any place where good one to one communication / information can be shared / exchanged. meeting for coffee, a slice of pizza, a walk on the boardwalk, a walk in the park, or the mall, etc. after that. . . church, movies, dinner, etc. . . moving on. . . My friends would say I'm loyal, honest, dependable, and trustworthy. I like movies, music, foods, and trying to stay fit at the gym. I like quiet times at home, or romantic dinner dates. Most importantly, I believe Christ must be at the center of "any" relationship, for it to be successful. I also believe "great" communication skills are necessary within the relationship. First, I think you should slowly develop a "friendship" with someone, it's a good way to truly get to know someone thoroughly. (of course, as we should in every matter, continuously pray for God's will to be done)Then if both parties feel prompted, take the next step into a more serious relationship. well, when you come right down to it, . . . what matters most to me, is to have a spiritual bond with my partner. where we share a love for God, and the things of God. we realize the need for God in our lives, and our relationship. we share a desire to ever learn more about God, and grow closer to Him. I'm interested in finding someone whose spirituality matches or exceeds my own. Someone who believes in Godly principles, and attempts to follow them. Someone with strong values and morals. Someone who I can depend on, and who can depend on me, when in need of support or encouragement. Praying for, and with each other as we confront lifes ups and downs. I'm also interested in finding someone who likes, and knows how, to have fun. Someone who is not afraid to try, or suggest, new things. Someone who likes to laugh, and can make me laugh. There is much more. . . . so if this describes you, lets talk. oh, while we all know, ones character is not revealed in a photo, I feel it is important that there be a basic visual attraction. I also feel, that posting a photo, shows a persons desire to be honest. . . so, sorry, no photos(at least within a yr/yr 1/2), no response. . . thank you. wishing God's best for you. . .