We all have our oddities. Here are some of mine.
I'll get up at dawn & run 15 miles over the mountains through a tempest. Yet I can laze in the bath for hours with a cup of tea, biscuits & the Sunday papers.
I buy organic, I check the ingredients. Yet I'll pig out on an industrial sized bag of Maltesers in a single sitting.
I'm happily independent and completely self-reliant. Yet I can fall head over heels & be hopelessly devoted, loyal & affectionate.
I love the wind & the rain, wild weather in my face. Yet crave a roaring fire on a winter's evening with someone wrapped up closely in my arms.
I'm a Senior Manager, professional & aloof. Yet at home I'm the giggling, irresponsible clown trying to talk his way out of having the phone cut off 'cos he forgot to pay the bill.
I'll take the proverbial out of your Mills & Boon or anything girly & pink. Yet I'll surprise you with flowers & a romantic weekend when you least expect it.
I've trekked the Sahara, eaten goat testicles in China, dodged bullets in Afghanistan. Yet give me fish & chips, or Marmite & toast and I'm yours.
I love cooking - make a wicked roast with all the trimmings. Yet my experiments have been known to elicit interest from the Health & Safety Executive.
I'll bore you senseless with my opinionated diktats on current affairs & politics. Yet I'll laugh uncontrollably when your bottom squeaks & you claim it was the dog.
I love hunting & shooting & all things country. Yet I'll fret guiltily for days over the pheasant I shot in its glorious moment of flight. (Even as I enjoy it in a red wine sauce).
I've forced my way through pages of Socrates. Yet Finbarr Saunders & his double entendres still reduce me to puddles.
I'm well educated, well spoken & a pedant for spelling. But then nobody's purfect.
If you can relate to that or even make any sense of it, drop me a line. Honestly, I'm quite normal on the surface :-)
(PS. despite the name and location, in fact I'm a born & bred Englishman (North Yorkshire) exiled "oop North"!)
About his ideal match
I'm pretty open to what sort of lady I'm looking for. The most important characteristics for me are:
Good heavens, that's qute a wish-list! I'm a little old-fashioned so my characteristics perhaps tend to reflect the above as well. I'm ridiculously laid back, and under no pressure to find anyone so always happy just to meet up for a drink and a laugh, anyway, with anyone who fancies it.
I'm into the outdoors, several sports and triathlon (I do Ironman) so if you're a runner, or generally active in any way, then that's definitely a good start!
(Thank you, "catch of the day" - I was mortified ;-) )