Have you ever bungee jumped without a bungee? Well, neither have I.
I always imagined that online dating had to be somewhat similar. Filled with excitement, nervous anticipation, thrills and then suddenly asking yourself "WHAT AM I DOING!?!?!?"
I work as the National HR Director for an insurance firm. I got my career start in IT before being pulled into HR on account of my Spanish language skills...so, yes I do have a "geek" side to my personality. I also have a sense of humor which is unusual for HR professionals as they typically have it surgically removed (shocking!). 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).
My sense of humor is both a past-time and my defense mechanism. I can take everything seriously...except myself. If you're not enjoying life, why live it?
I am a widowed father of three beautiful young children (two daughters 8 and 6 - and a son who is 4) - who I love dearly. I understand that there are those who might have issues about having a relationship with someone who has three children and if that is your particular 'hang up' I understand - but you are missing out on meeting a mature individual who is emotionally, financially and spiritually stable (your loss).
I'm a happy person and like to be around happy people. Happiness is a choice - you cannot choose your circumstances.
In answer to the question I hear often, yes - I am open to more children.
The blessings of the temple and the priesthood are a major focus in my life - I actually like to go to the temple. If you're not open to going to the temple at least once a month, I'm probably not your kind of guy.
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 Krav Maga and American Kenpo. I keep myself in excellent physical shape and exercise regularly. Lately, I've been taking lessons to learn to dance (tango, salsa, etc.).
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'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).
All my profile pictures are recent.