I am a very strong-minded and independent man who also has a soft side. I want someone I can have a great conversation with and also enjoy a great silence with out feeling the need for words. I think friendship is an absolute must for a successful relationship and that incredible closeness that is with you even when spending time apart. I want someone who can romance me and simply cuddle with me at other times.I am out-spoken, opinionated(at times), challenging ....but hey on the plus side I am also passionate, loyal, loving, intelligent, and have never been accused of being boring. I believe in expressing my feelings and enjoying life to the fullest. I admit I probably would do my best with a woman with patience as I can be a handful at times lol...but do not mistake this for a tendency towards drama not my style. I plan on being able to look back at my life when I am 80 and just smile at all I have done and experienced with no regrets for things missed through fear of trying them....hopefully I will be able to look across from me at that moment and share that secretive smile with the man who was brave enough to walk that crazy path with me...I am a very kind, compassionate, easy going, honest person,i am also very much family oriented!