At my stage of life I know myself quite well and am prepared to look at myself objectively. The adjectives I would use to describe myself are loyal, honest (sometimes to a fault), intelligent (when I consider some of my choices I wonder), motivated and hard working. I enjoy strenuous physical activity whether it be exercising, working or recreation (like climbing the highest mountain in Idaho with my son 8 years ago).
I take care of myself physically by exercise, diet, sleep and appropriate recreation. I am mostly retired and that has been a mixed blessing because I have more flexibility in many areas of my life. However, it is not in my DNA to have this much time on my hands and I have made adjustments to feel like I am accomplishing something worthwhile each day.
I do not believe anyone who knows me well would describe me as a saint. So if an occasional swear words offends you...please move on because I am not your guy. The Church and Gospel have been central to my life for as far back as I remember and I had great parents who taught me well and encouraged me to grow, learn and be responsible for myself (even when I did not want to). Some people on this site have a future mission as a prerequisite. I do not preclude that possibility but it is not on my bucket list...so if mandatory please move on.
I am a westerner and country boy at heart. I own, train and ride horses. I ride every Wednesday with a co-ed group. A potential partner need not share my love of horses but I would appreciate being allowed to pursue my passion while balancing other important things in life like spouse, family and service. I am more than willing to to accompany a partner in their activities and share in their interests (but probably not to the mall every Saturday PM). I enjoy about everything outdoors from hiking, camping, sitting around a campfire and making smores and laughing my fool head off.
I do not expect people to change to meet my needs. I believe all of those items are negotiated in a mature relationship and I am willing to negotiation everything...balance, communication and agreement are a must.