This whole dating thing is a work in progress. I doubt that few if any of us expected to be on "here" at this stage in our lives; that applies to even the youngest members. It is admittedly awkward to try to present myself with a few pictures and a few printed words. It is also difficult to discern too much about others online.
In the end we are all looking for the same thing--happiness and joy, safe and secure companionship, acceptance, and love.
I do better with time--even by email--and I am far more comfortable face to face. Even there it's been awhile, but... read on and I will attempt to present myself.
I am described by my friends as a "great guy" or "really nice guy". While my family describes me as easy to get along with I know that I can be a handful
My tastes in movies, books, restaurants, music, and many other things is eclectic and covers a wide range that doesn't always make sense. (Love classical to Trans Siberian Orchestra; Thai to BBQ to comfort food to French...; learned to really enjoy "chick flicks")
I am a convert to the church (1987) and love the gospel; I believe the gospel is to be lived as well as loved and that the commandments are provided to help us become better people. I have strong faith and a strong testimony of the gospel, of Christ, of the Book of Mormon, of Joseph Smith.
I am compassionate and empathetic and I am really giving my best to gospel and to being a good priesthood holder. I am loyal (almost to a fault), quick to forgive, and I work very hard at being kind and sensitive. Although far from perfect I strive to live by the precepts in D&C 121.
My work ethic has sometimes been a bit unbalanced, leading me to work to the detriment of my family and personal health. That has changed. I am a cancer survivor (7 years and counting), am in good health, and am much more balanced.
I am a very young 60!! I hike, bicycle, walk, run, BBQ, etc. I love life and live it! My friends do so as well, and most of my friends are in their 40's (so fasten your seat belt). I don't like roller coasters--emotional or otherwise, but I like friends. I believe in friendship first and let anything else develop. It only has to work out perfectly one time.
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" -Satchel Paige
I am self-employed so I am able to relocate for the right reasons. It would not be easy or instantaneous, but it can happen. I love it here in the Pacific Northwest; other places on my radar include Boise, Idaho area; Livermore, Ca/Bay region; Midwest (Iowa-Missouri-Eastern Nebraska); and Utah. Or, anyplace with the right spiritual promptings.
"Love is friendship on fire."
"Life is meant to be enjoyed, not merely endured." -President Hinckley (I may have paraphrased that quote, but I'm close)
I put a lot of emphasis on friendship because I think that is where a relationship should start and that friendship needs to be a continuing part of even the most passionate romance. BUT, I am here to meet an eternal companion.
That said, I am not going to fall in love online or over the phone. Chemistry is important to me and that involves some face to face time. THAT said, please have a picture up and please please please use current and representative photographs.