Relationship Status: Single
About me: I am single, divorced (from a female 19 years ago), 55yo, 6' 255lbs 40"w, 54"c, HIV-, proud father of a 26yo son, married, living his life in Chicago, IL. I live single and alone in downtown Charlotte. NC has been home 25 yrs now. Raised in Central Illinois (Bloomington), lived in Los Angeles, CA after college with my wife (my son was born there) and near Philadelphia, PA a couple of years before my move to NC.
I love travel, but haven't much the last couple of decades. My travels have gotten me to North and South America (Canada, 44 of 50 US states including Hawaii and Alaska, Mexico, Brazil) and Jamaica.
I earn my living from one of my life's passions as a full time professional massage therapist nearly 16 years. If you have an interest, ask me for my e-brochure (also, there is an ad on MasseurFinder, profile allaboutaguy). I had a 14 year career in financial services in management, financial, estate and business planning.
A favorite song: Life's A Dance, John Michael Montgomery
A favorite poem from Robert Frost:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I possess a great sense of hope, adventure and independence. I would like a partner in life, yet enjoy making friends and together defining that relationship. One quote might sum up my perspective toward dating: "Stay single until someone actually complements your life in a way that makes it better to not be single. If not, it's not worth it."
When asked what "type" of guy I like? The above paragraph might sum it up. Vague? Yes! It's about connection, mutual attraction and appreciation. I have my end of life already planned. My son, brother and friends know my wishes. Cremation. So there will be no grave stone, no grave marker. If I were to have one, it would read, "Ron enjoyed the buffet of life!" That does sum it up. I like a variety of "x", whether it be men, coffee, wine, tea, cuisine, pasta, meat, fruits and vegetables, I like the variety life offers. I'm mature enough to be honest and tell you if I like you and/or may see us dancing together.... it could be one song, an evening or a lifetime, that's for us to explore and discover together.
I enjoy a meal out or at home (yes, I enjoy cooking!), a beverage with good conversation, movies, shopping, auctions, hiking, travel, walking, socializing with friends over tea, coffee or wine, boating, swimming, reading. I enjoy hiking locally..... mostly Crowder Mountain and occasionally Grandfather Mountain (feel free to google either). If not hiking, I'm walking my neighborhood or my pretty city.
Yes, I know I am wordy. What you see, is what you get. I have an objective of being the same man here...as I am in person. I naturally speak my mind. I am suspicious of men of few words or not possessing the courage of self expression. "Ask me" is a cop-out.