A recent transplant to my new hometown - New Orleans. What a city! Great food, phenomenal music, beautiful architecture and wonderful people - a true American melting pot. Who says you can't find love and romance in middle age? Now I ask you, is that too much to hope for?
How to begin....well....I spent the better part of more years than I'd like to count, raising my 3 children on my own. They are adults now and its time for Dad to find an eternal companion who will be a partner, confidant, and best friend. What am I looking for? For starters, I'm looking for a woman who is comfortable with a blended family, married no more than one time, and seeks a committed monogamous relationship. Perfection is not in the description, as if any human is perfect. Every rose has its thorns. It's the imperfections that make people interesting. I appreciate: A woman with a positive and sunny disposition who likes to have fun; A woman who is physically fit and/or working on it; A woman who is strong and yet feminine; A woman who takes care of herself yet doesn't mind getting her hands dirty; A woman with a kind heart who can put the needs of others before her own; A woman with an adventuring spirit; A woman who wants to live and not simply let life pass her by as she counts the grandchildren; A woman who loves the Church, looks forward to her callings, enjoys going to the Temple, and understands being LDS is a lifestyle. And finally.....eyebrows, eyebrows would be nice. For Heaven's ladies, put down the tweezers before you end up having to put eyebrows on with a Sharpie!
What about me....I have an outgoing personality (have never met a stranger), been married once, a strong testimony of the Gospel, and disgustingly healthy. I'm a risk-taker, love Snicker Candy Bars, and I have an extremely positive outlook on life. I believe if you go looking for the negative you will probably find it. There is so much beauty in the world why waste time focusing on what's wrong when there is so much right! I am non-judgmental but will not compromise my own values. I enjoy being outdoors and being active but definitely enjoy quiet times at home as well. I believe in giving back to my community. I can cook - the children had to be fed - and got quite good at it, however, I am ready to pass that responsibility. So....if you are good in the kitchen or better yet a chef - What's for dinner?
Another thing, my "bucket list" is quite long. I need a partner in crime to blend our lists and begin checking off each entry one by one.
I believe our lives are defined by events. "Drama" and "baggage" are part and parcel of our life experiences. Everyone has a certain amount of both but it's the drama in life that gives you passion and makes you strong. Yesterday, life was heading in one direction. Today it's heading in another. When you meet someone, it's a brand new game and time to shake off the past. It's an opportunity to build something real and lasting. Someone once said: "In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make."
P.S. Contrary to popular believe, men really DO read the profiles and don't just look at the profile photos - at least this one does. Also, all of my photos are recent except my promotional photo which is 2011. Please have current photos as well. It would be nice to recognize you should we ever meet.
Also.....I am undecided about a long distance relationship. They can be frustrating. I have been there once before with disappointing results. But.....hope springs eternal, you never know where "The One" might be. Probably best to be open minded and keep one's options open. Sometimes finding "The Right Person" requires a little effort. Good luck in your search.