Hello and welcome. Please, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable as you read through my profile. I hope that somewhere therein you will discover something about me that makes you say "Hey, now here's a guy I really would like to get to know better."
So with that said, here goes...
Ok, so just who is Rusty_Knight?
Well, my real name is Raymond, though I quite often also go by Ray. Am I really a knight in shining armour? I sometimes like to think so, but having been away from any kind of dating for some time, I have allowed my "armour" to get a little rusty and need some polishing.
I am a simple man who does not need a lot to make me happy, but who also, like many others, has hopes and dreams that I would love to see come true before our loving Father in Heaven calls me home. I have a very strong and fervent testimony of the Gospel, especially pertaining to our Saviour's atoning sacrifice. I am not perfect in many ways and it is very humbling to know that our Saviour atoned for my sins and mistakes, allowing me the opportunity to repent when I do make mistakes. In an effort to build a stronger relationship with our Saviour, I am currently reading a couple of books by Emily Freeman, the one titled "21 Days Closer to Christ" and the other titled "Becoming His". I also love and appreciate the technology we have been blessed with that allows me to listen to the scriptures on my phone while driving to and from work. I didn't start in order this year, so started first with the Book of Mormon, then the New Testament and am now working on the Old Testament.
I am often described by friends and family as someone who is kind, gentle, loving, caring, honest and loyal, though I am sure that some would tend to question the "loyal" part given the fact that I am divorced. One of my biggest passions in life is music, both in listening and singing. I enjoy nearly all kinds of music and am often found singing along to my favorites, regardless of whether the singer is male or female, or maybe even in a foreign language. I also enjoy reading, as you would gather if you were to see both my physical book collection and my kindle book collection. I love the outdoors and all the joyous wonders it brings. I will never forget a fishing trip I was on several years ago before my uncle passed away. On this trip were my uncle, my father, my older brother, my eldest nephew and me of course. This was an ocean fishing venture wherein both my nephew and I had our lines cast off from the back of the boat. We both got near simultaneous strikes and while trying to reel our fish in to the boat, our lines got tangled. So here we are struggling to get our fish to the boat. We quickly discovered the reason for the entanglement as we were fishing quite close to a pod of orcas, one of which broke from the pod to give chase to the fish we had caught. Long story short, we did land our fish on the boat and the orca that was chasing them came to within no more than 5 feet behind the boat before it dove. My only regret from that trip was not having my camera with me.
Other outdoor activities I enjoy include walking and hiking, camping, climbing, cycling and beachcombing. Last summer I also discovered the thrill and enjoyment of ocean kayaking and look forward to being able to go out again this summer.
So now that you know a bit about who I am, this is the kind of person I am looking for.
You are someone who values and cherishes the Gospel as much as I do; someone who has a strong faith and testimony and desires above all else to make Christ the central focus of our home. You, like me, will be someone who not only desires, but also lives a life of honesty, truth and loyalty. You will hopefully share interests that are similar to mine but also bring a healthy dose of your own likes and interests to the table. You would also be adventuresome enough to want to experience new activities together.
You are someone who is non-judgmental, understanding and accepting, knowing that none of us are perfect. You, like me, should be someone who lives by the dating mantra "I am not looking for someone who is perfect, but rather am looking for the perfect one for me."
You should have strong family values and desire to start a family, though I do accept the fact that you might already have children of your own.
So there you have it in a nutshell, a bit about me and a bit about what I am looking for in a relationship partner. As I said at the start, hopefully there is something written here that catches your eye and makes you want to get to know me better.
I look forward to talking with you soon.