I believe marriage is hard work and requires much sacrifice, but at the same time can be the source of some of the greatest joys in this mortal life. I hope to find someone who is willing to put forth the necessary work, when needed, rather than looking to divorce as the answer. That being said, it would be nice to find someone compatible enough that the relationship is a lot more fun than work!
I am looking for that kind of love that has been elusive to me in past relationships. The kind of love where two people can't wait to see each other again. My main "love language" is physical touch. I like to kiss and be kissed. I enjoy holding hands. Yes, even in public! Second would be "words of affirmation". I want to be told I am important and appreciated. I would love to have one of those wives who gets up in a testimony meeting and publicly says she wouldn't know what she would do without her husband! I am looking for a woman who loves the Lord and has a testimony of the gospel. I want someone who will enjoy going to the temple with me often.
I love my children dearly and I would love to have more, whether they are yours or "ours". My girls tell me I'm the best dad ever!
I think I am probably like a lot of men in what I am looking for. I am looking for someone who will be faithful and will appreciate me, someone who is able to love deeply, someone who wants to be loved in return. Someone who will be fully committed to the relationship. Someone who's top priority is not her career. At the same time, I want to support you in your career and your interests. I am affectionate and romantic. I'm a gentleman. I miss having a special woman to give flowers to.
Like many of you, I never thought I would find myself back in the dating scene after a temple marriage lasting many happy years. I am looking for friendship and hopefully a relationship. I enjoy the outdoors and staying fit. I worked many years as a river guide. I enjoy spending time in the mountains regardless of the season. I am a competitive athlete. I enjoy running, cycling and triathlons (the longer the better!) I'm hard working and honest. I'm pretty simple. I have a positive outlook on life. I enjoy intellectually stimulating conversations. Although I'm not very musically talented, I love good music. I'm a good cook, at least when it involves a microwave and a dinner in a box! Seriously, I make some pretty good chocolate chip cookies. I enjoy making them for other people. I'm financially responsible and free of debt. I love a girl with a good sense of humor that can laugh sometimes, someone who isn't serious all of the time.
In the last few years I have read more books than I can count about marriage, women and relationships. So now I'm an expert! I can tell you this much... If we get to know each other, and if things progressed to the point of falling in love, and if we end up "together", I will make you the happiest woman you know!
If I don't answer your flirt or message right away, please don't be offended. I work a lot and stay very busy. I'm also going back to school full time for another degree. This time nursing. But I'm not one of those who will just ignore you. I try to show some courtesy to everyone.