every single person who reaches out to me is important. I respond to every email and every flirt, but it may take a few days or weeks before I have an opportunity to write a short message in return. I have discovered that peoples feelings on this edating platform are hurt much too often (myself included) and I do my best to avoid contributing to that.
I do not mind flirts...I think they are cute, and very good ice breakers. In fact, if you state in your greeting, "do not send me a flirt because i will just ignore it" I will be certain to send you a smile or a hug every day for the rest of 2013. I have met some amazing people on this website and have also discovered some interesting things about myself as well. I have no agenda, no expectations, and I absolutely will not demand attention or respect. My only desire is that you say hello to me or ask a few questions and consider my feelings if you view my profile.
I am very particular about age appropriate relationships. I am, in fact, 38 (almost 39) and my 2 photos where I am not in uniform are very recent. I will be polite and friendly to anyone who desires to be my friend. However, I may not exchange phone numbers or become Facebook friends with anyone who is too much younger than me. How much younger is too young?? If you have to ask, you are probably too young for me!! Just kidding...when I perform a "quick search" and look at profiles, the age ranges are from 26 to 43 years old, and honestly that's kinda pushing it in both directions relative to age.
I am being very honest and sincere right out of the gate...only 3 pictures of myself and hardly any personal information in my profile...I absolutely refuse to sell myself or place emphasis anything that I may have accomplished. If you would like to get to know me, nothing would make me happier. If you would like for me to take a hike after we have had a few exchanges, just politely ask me to do so and I will respect your wishes. The two occurrences that hurt me the most are when someone looks at my profile and doesn't say hello, or someone I've been talking to or writing for weeks or months just disappears with no explanation. I would certainly not do this to anyone, so I just ask that you do not do these things to me.
FINALLY (if you have made it this far) I am just happy to be here and I am very much looking forward to meeting some new SINGLE sisters and also reuniting with some of my wonderful friends that I have already met over the last several months. I am healthy, very active, and also go to the gym often and wakeboard regularly from June to October every year. I work very hard and absolutely love my partners and friends that I conduct business with on a daily basis. I remain best friends with my former spouse and consider her one of the most important women in my life as she struggles and does an amazing job with our two young children. I have fallen into some very unfortunate legal circumstances in my past and I am a convicted felon and have spent 20 months in the Indiana State Penitentiary for crimes that I may, or may not have committed. I would be happy to discuss any of these things when the time is right and intend to hide nothing and keep no secrets. I am not a violent offender and my sentence was not a result of any type of inappropriate relashionships with a minor or anything of that nature...I have never been disfellowshipped and have always remained in good standing in the church aside from two short probationary periods. I hold the priesthood and have been a member of the church my entire life...primary, seminary, deacon, teacher, priest, and elder, but my mission was the United States Marine Corps. My deepest regrets have resulted from mistakes and poor decisions that have, in some way, hurt other people. I believe in a very natural progression in getting to know new people...too much too fast is not a healthy way to start a friendship or exclusive intimate relationship. Thank you if you have taken the time to read my greeting, I apologize for not making it more brief.