"Persistence" is what I've been told one needs when entertaining the Internet dating scene. I've been out of the "active dating scene" for several years, don't hang out in bars, and have decided to try the Internet venue again.
I am interested in spending quality time with a secure, mature, and intelligent companion. I'm quickly attracted to humor! As a consequence, I have many "funny and witty friends". Intellect and maturity, however, probably rank as a number one attractors. Other qualities I find attractive include: curiosity, confidence, concern for others, commitment to values, ability to accept responsibility and accountability, and courage to take risks. I'm pretty selective as to where I choose to spend my time and who I choose to spend it with. I believe that friends are the greatest resource one can ever invest in --- good ones yield a great return --- and ones classified as less than good. . . well, put it this way, I'd rather lose my life's saving! Consequently, I believe that any "good relationship" must be grounded in a great friendship first! I have many great friends and believe that you can never have too many!
I'm very tolerant of many opinions and lifestyles even though I may not agree with them - except when it comes to illicit drug use/abuse or carelessly hurting others. I am reminded every day in my job just how careless and cruel adults can be. I work very hard to intervene in kids' lives to help ensure that they can have a "safe start" in life. I believe that I'm very easy to please. . . I can appreciate a simple Diet Pepsi, Corona, coffee, fine wine, or even semi-cheap wine. I've never been impressed with huge diamonds, salon tans, thick wallets, or name-dropping. I have found that the most impressive people are those who are truly themselves.
I'm proud of many projects and ventures. Above all, I'm most proud of my children. They are well on their way to healthy and promising futures. I'll gladly exchange photos and other/more information upon request. I look forward to chatting with and possibly meeting you if you see something in this profile that interests you. If not, good luck with your search!