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Last Login: Apr 16, 2014
Before I get started, I'd like to mention that I'm in the process of trying to relocate to Collegedale (Chattanooga, TN), in order to enroll my 15-year-old son into Southern. (That's the plan anyway. God could say otherwise.)
By the way, I hope this doesn't offend but I'm not highly motivated to respond to profiles without pictures. (Think about it; would you go out with someone who had a bag over their head?) Also, "I hate to laugh" said no one ever, so stating that you love to laugh or smile really doesn't say anything other than you're normal -- although, given the dating environment, may be a quality to which I should attach more importance. ;-)
Now that that's out of the way, allow me to introduce myself. The name is Mark and I'm an easy-to-get-along-with family man who doesn't need a lot of artificial entertainment to feel satisfied. I live next door to a national park and large bodies of water so I enjoy most outdoor activities. However, I'm not a poster child for Ritalin and don't have to be continually setting the world on fire to feel accomplished. I very much like the quiet and cozy times, too. I enjoy motorcycles, trail and street, but am not limited to that activity. My interests are varied and it’s often more the company than the activity that makes it special. I enjoy people, relationships, good conversation, and spending time with my children. (I have a daughter-24 and a son-15 who live locally. My other children are grown and live in TX and WA.) Not necessarily a "high society" guy but do tend to clean up well when the occasion requires.
I was born in Germany and grew up in Italy so I do appreciate other cultures and a more global view of life. I'm also a vegetarian and do my best to embrace the Advent health message.
As for you: Hopefully you’re kind, fair, compassionate, loyal, communicative, honest (with yourself as well as others), feminine (with maybe just a hint of tomboy), quite physically affectionate (that's a must), and attractive (please let me decide what falls into that category). You’ve allowed life to teach you the important lessons and your baggage (we all have some) now more resembles designer luggage. You embrace the concept that people are more important than things. You’re not quick to emotionally abandon someone for their mistakes or failures and can walk a mile in another person’s shoes. You assume the best unless or until clearly proven otherwise. You’re intelligent (common sense outweighs a degree) and financially responsible (which doesn’t mean wealthy). Most importantly, you value your walk with God and allow it to shape your thoughts, feelings, activities and goals.
|Location||Port Angeles, WA, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (190 cm)|
|About Children||I have children and would welcome yours|
|Religious Involvement||every week|
|Field of Work||Mechanic|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian / White|
|Languages Spoken||English, German, Italian|
|Music||Classical, Contemporary, Folk, Jazz, Oldies, Opera, Gospel/Religious Music, World|
|Favorite bands and musicians||Secret Garden, Andrea Bocelli, and many more.|
|Favorite movies and actors||Very selective on movies. Like true stories, mostly.|
|Favorite TV shows||Haven't had any TV programming in my house for years|
|Outdoor activity||Automobiles/Motorcycles, Biking, Camping/Hiking/Fishing, Gardening, Photography, Sports/Athletics, Sunbathing, Swimming, Tennis, Traveling/Sightseeing|
|Indoor activity||Art, Charity/Volunteering, Crafts, Movies/TV, Music, Opera/Theater, Reading, Restaurants, Sports|
|My idea of a great trip||anywhere with that special someone|
|Food||American, Cajun/Southern, Caribbean/Cuban, Chinese, European, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan|
|Schools attended||a few|
|Timeliness||I am usually on time|
|As for fashion||I dress to be comfortable|
|Age||Between 40 and 52 years old|
|Distance||Within 100 miles of Port Angeles, WA, USA|
|Height||Between 5' 0" (152 cm) and 6' 3" (190 cm)|
|Body Type||Slender, Washboard, Athletic, Average, I should maybe lose a few, Full-figured|
|Education||High School, Technical School, Associate degree, Professional degree, Some College, Bachelor's degree, Graduate Student, Master's degree, Doctoral degree|
|Religious Activity||several times a year, every week|
Anything that's mutually comfortable and appealing; something that provides for conversation and a chance to get to know one another.
I took the following from a woman's profile I read some time ago. She said, "I’ll never understand why people love their children and pets more every day without thought, but see nothing wrong with love dying for their partner over time."
There's a lot to be said regarding love and I could write several paragraphs to cover what I've learned. The most important aspect is that it's unconditional and fully committed to the well-being of the significant other. Anything less is selfishness and tends a relationship towards failure.
Being an Adventist is an incredible privilege and responsibility. It means saying "yes" to God in every area of our lives. It means representing Him accurately to the world, especially to those close to you. It often means jumping out of our comfort zone. It's definitely a call to service.
I've been a part of this message for 22 years now and currently attend the Sequim church. (It doesn't mean I've "arrived" but it definitely means I'm not going anywhere else.)
Would like an even closer walk with God. Would like to have all the improvements on my house finally finished. Would like to move out of the city. Would like to have more of an influence on my youngest son's life. Would really love to share life with someone special.
I don't have any one favorite. The ones that reach my heart are the ones that depict God as a Father who experiences much the same as I do as a parent, and Who feels those same things towards me as I do my children--obviously to a far greater degree.
Since I'm in somewhat of a transition, I realize I can't expect much at the moment. I guess I'm leaving the profile up to keep the doors open and see what happens.