I'm a happy guy who likes to have good friends and be one in return. My family are my closest friends. I have a 17 year old daughter I've raised since she was an infant. I've always been very grateful to have the opportunity to be a hands-on dad, to raise and have a close relationship with my beautiful daughter. Women I've spoken to who have a close relationship with their fathers cherish it deeply. I can tell you from experience that their fathers do, too.
The most important possession I have is my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I seek someone who feels the same.
I stay fit by working out, being physically active, and trying to eat healthily. Working out is, and always will be, essential to me. I hope to find someone who also cares about staying fit. It changes every part of your life for the better, including relationships. I also garden and raise fruit trees - Peaches, Asian Pears, Pluots, Plums, etc.
To get physical attraction - necessary but not sufficient - out of the way: I'm most likely to be attracted to a woman who is good-looking to me, is slender, toned or femininely muscular, not steroidal and not overweight. Someone who smells sexy. Regarding temperament, I've always found poised, cool, even-keeled women more attractive than women who are volatile or emotionally labile.
I just updated most of what I'm looking for in a woman after reading the attractive profile of a woman from Brazil, a profile that was made much more attractive because the last thing she said in her greeting was "I want to make you happy". This was very compelling to me, and made me realize that, while I was very focused on what I thought my wants and needs were, the real truth for me as well is: I want to make you happy. Reading her profile made me want to hone in on what my needs truly are, and the attributes in a woman I'm happiest with. For many women this won't be a good fit, but for some it will be. Hopefully for one it will be a perfect fit:
The less selfish I am the I'm happier am, and I've found I'm happiest when I have, as President Hinckley said, "an anxious concern for my wife's comfort and happiness". What helps me stay unselfish, and therefore happier, tends to be a strong-willed woman who speaks her mind, communicates her expectations clearly, and communicates just as clearly if I disappoint her in some way. As much as most women seem to want their husbands to read their mind :-) I can't. Since no one is perfect, if I had to choose between a woman who is a little too demanding and one who is not demanding enough, I'd lean toward the one who's a little too demanding. My brain seems to translate high expectations into love, and I need them. I prefer a woman who wants a lot of affection - to be adored. I will make you feel beautiful from head to toe - even, in fact especially - about things you've never thought are beautiful.
I'm very loyal in words and actions and appreciate that same quality in a woman. I also believe being respectful of others is a very important quality. Good manners turn me on.
I own a home in West Layton, Utah - beautiful horse country. My daughter and I moved here in 2005. We're surrounded by Church farms and horse stables, and there's a roadside stand right across the road from our house. What else? Oh yea - it's only three miles from the mall lol
Strange, but true: a woman who uses good spelling & grammar, who knows the difference between your and you're, and there, their and they're, is a major turn on to me. Go figure!