Q: What sort of relationship are you looking for?
A: I'm looking for an eternal companion, but I'm patient enough to go through all the necessary steps to ensure that both she and I found the right person. I want to make sure we both get it right.
Q: How do you feel about dating older women?
A: I don't mind at all up until about the age of 27. 28 and older starts to be a bit much, but if it's the right gal anyway I work hard to get past my own doubts and make things work. If she's the right one, she's the right one, no matter what her age is.
Q: How do you feel about dating women with children?
A: Having never had children of my own, I feel it would be a bit stressful to "suddenly become a dad" when entering a marital relationship. I'm not very open to the idea right now, but would be much more so if I'd already been divorced or had a child of my own. Once again, if she's the right one, I'd work past my discomforts to be with her anyway, regardless as to how many kids she has.
Q: How do you feel about dating women who have been divorced?
A: See the above two answers. Divorced with no children is much easier to consider, especially if she's young enough that I'd consider dating her anyway. While trying to be respectful and not pry into her past life, I'd at least like to know if her ex husband risks bringing complications into her relationship with me.
Q: How many kids do you want to have?
A: I answer this question as follows, "If my wife wants to have just one kid, that's fine and I'm perfectly OK with it. If my wife wants to have 10 kids, I'd be happy to give them to her and I'd find a way to provide for them all. While I expect to make the necessary sacrifices to be the financial provider, she's the one who ultimately has to give birth to them and will supply a majority of the time they need to be raised. However, I know that both she and I would also work closely with the Lord on the matter to ensure that we have the children he wants us to take care of."
Q: How soon are you looking to get married?
A: In short, as soon as possible. However, I don't want to rob or rush a relationship into premature development. If it takes a day to find a woman and another two years to marry her, that's perfectly fine. If it takes a year to find a woman and a month to marry her (assuming we find out we're right for each other, without a single doubt in either of our minds), that's fine too.
Q: How do you feel about long distance relationships?
A: I'm a little mixed on this one. If it's a girl that I'm really falling hard for, distance is irrelevant. But if it's a girl that I'm only somewhat interested in and would need personal interaction to see if I want it to go anywhere else, then the long distance relationship probably isn't going to work out. As the man, I feel it's my responsibility to travel to where the woman is to give us an opportunity to meet. Traveling is a tremendous expense for a man who's saving all of his money toward marriage, and I want to make sure I only spend those kind of expenses on a woman I'm really sure about (even if it ultimately isn't supposed to work out in the end). However, the closer you are to the Phoenix metropolitan area, the more wiling I am to travel.
Q: How do you prefer to be contacted?
A: Initially, through a message via LDSSingles.com. After a healthy acquaintance has been established, I prefer to move the conversations through texting. I have limited minutes on my phone, so I'd usually prefer to meet you in person before I decide to communicate with you via telephone calls. Even then, I feel I'm much more elegant at communicating via written word than I am in spoken word.