I seek a woman with a positive personality, healthy self-image, inner strength and a caring heart.
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- a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church
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- Sure, why not
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- Teacher; Financial Planner
Anyone who's had difficulty with relationships (and not just marriage) might appreciate this book, the best one on the subject that I've ever read: *Lies at the Altar* by Dr. Robin L. Smith. It's old enough to be quite cheap online, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I'm well aware that online "dating" is more of a meat market than anything else, and I'll never win a beauty contest. Neither am I anywhere near "perfect," as I've made mistakes and can still fumble through life. That said, I seek a woman with a positive personality, a healthy self-image, inner strength and a caring heart. She's dedicated to spiritual and personal growth, good communication and staying fit. I'm hoping for a best friendship ideally leading to marriage.
If you're familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality test, I'm an INTJ/ENTJ (scoring right in the middle of the Introvert/Extrovert category), and my T is quite close to an F (and sometimes spills over). I'm a moderate J and a strong N. This test has helped me understand myself--and others--much better.
As for my faith, God is Love, and I stand in awe of that. I center my life on Christ's greatest commandments. The Parable of the Prodigal Son tends to make me cry because of the compelling portrait it paints of a God of love and grace, mercy and forgiveness. Institutional religion, however, bothers me at best and sickens (or angers) me at worst.
I have a dry sense of humor and really enjoy kidding people, but I'm basically serious and thoughtful without being withdrawn. I have a strong intellect but think very highly of intuition. I'm a listener, but I love talking about subjects that matter. I also love to laugh, and I smile a lot when I'm in a comfortable or positive environment. I really enjoy meeting good people, and I believe friendship is the best relationship in the world.
That belief about friendship is the basis for my approach to anyone on this site.
Feel free to ask questions, and if you love to read, please let me know! :)
I'm trying to make as much of a positive difference in this world as I can, both professionally and personally. Professionally, I'm a financial (and strategic) planner and investment advisor who seeks to help individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations become financially stable and sustainable. Because that doesn't yet keep me busy enough, I do a lot of subbing in my local junior high and high school (and love interacting with those kids :) ).
I eat a whole-foods diet and try to exercise five or six days a week in a rotating fashion. An old sacroiliac-joint sprain forces me to modify my yoga practice, but it still works. :) I also hike, run trails, do weights/calisthenics and swim (typically when the weather's warmer). I'd love to cycle, too, but I lack a bike at the moment.
Here's a portion of my resume:
91-97 Ph.D. Marine Science, U. T. Austin*
89-91 M.A. Biology, UCLA
82-87 B.A. History; B.S. Biology, Ouachita Baptist Univ., AR
83-84 Exchange Student, Nigeria
80-82 Cadet, U. S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
*I did my biological research in Puerto Rico on box jellyfish.
I'm a good listener, a good intellect and a good cook. I'm a slightly above-average athlete, but (sigh) I'm a below-average joke-teller. :)
I've really enjoyed amateur acting and singing but haven't been on stage or risers for a few years now. I use my voice as a narrator (and occasional minor characters) for an ongoing, Milwaukee-based, dramatic radio program produced for kids ("The Brinkman Adventures").
Six things I could never do without:
A meaningful life
Nature and the ability to get out in it
Peace and quiet
I'm so tired of this search for a best friend. Not to search, however, would be so much worse. And finally, from what I've heard from other women over the years, I've probably never experienced online contacts as negative as what you all typically endure. I think this is a case where the bad male (or fake) apples REALLY spoil the whole bunch.