Hello and Greetings to the absolutely insane world of online dating - I'm sorry to disappoint but I'm neither the "crazy cat guy - with 37 cats" nor socially awkward. (Yeah, that was a lot funnier in my head)
If you are seeking a stable (mental and spiritual) and addiction free individual that actually will treat you like the Queen you are - well here I am. If you are seeking the "dangerous but exciting" guy that infrequently goes to church, does not have a temple recommend and will likely disappoint you - you'll have more luck with someone else. Did I mention that I have a sense of humor?
All about me (that is why you are here right?) - I'm the widowed father of three wonderful, beautiful kids - two girls 9 & 8 and my 5 year old son (who I may refer to as "mini-me"), I go to the temple frequently (yes, I'm active). I have a sense of humor (I'll let you be the judge if I'm funny or not) and yes I do keep myself in shape (and no, it's not a round shape).
In answer to the question I hear often, yes - I'm open to more children.
I’m native fluent in Spanish (My bucket list includes working as the announcer for a Spanish language radio station...yeah, that will confuse some folks). To be honest I'm probably as much "Porter Rockwell" as "Peter Priesthood" - without the smoking and drinking bit, and (sadly) without the absolutely awesome beard. No, I can't grow one...I tried.
I'm a happy person and like to be around happy people. Happiness is a choice - you cannot choose your circumstances.
Let's be honest with ourselves, we're on this site to meet people that SHARE our values. I can't honestly say I've ever seen a single profile that stated "gospel optional". I figure God must have a sense of humor...he made me. I've studied and competed in martial arts since I was five years old and currently practice (and occasionally teach) Krav Maga and American Kenpo. I keep myself in excellent physical shape and exercise regularly. I've been known to break out into spontaneous laughter, dancing or song...although rarely all three at once - a man ought to know his limits.
I'm trying to learn to play the guitar as it tends to be much easier to carry around than a piano. Frankly, I love the sound of classical guitar (both classic Spanish and contemporary). Sometimes for fun I write music - yes, you heard me correctly - I write music. I wont claim I've won any awards, but it's a fun hobby that I enjoy - and when the mood strikes me, I'm pretty good at it. I enjoy pretty much any outdoor activities as well as mountain biking, shooting and archery. I love movies of all sorts (I will suffer quietly through "chick flicks"...I know my place!).
I'm equally comfortable hiking and camping in the wilds (in zero degree snow or driving rain) as I am watching movies on my couch (Hey, I was raised by a Marine - what can I say). Ask any questions - you're not going to offend me - isn't why we are here to get to know and (gasp!) date one another? All my profile pictures are real - yes, really.