I am looking for a stable and peaceful relationship with a lady with who I have first become very good friends, then have feelings of deep friendship, love, and affection. No drama. Nothing complicated between us. We love each other and we enjoy our time together in relative harmony.
I own a start-up company near Austin, Texas and my children are grown. I lived in China for 8 years, can speak a little bit of Putong Hua and I generally understand how Chinese family and cultural norms work. I also understand online scams and dishonesty. I have seen both the beautiful and the ugly so I will exercise caution in online dating.
My hobbies include studying Brazian Jiu-Jitsu (I am very competitive), home exercise, photography (I have talent), a moderate amount of traveling, and having dinner with friends or family.
My life is focused on my work and my family. I currently help some family member's finances while they attend school, and I encourage them to find success in life.
You would need to be at least 33 years old, preferably 35 or older for me to consider a relationship. Let's be realistic. Physical appearance and personal style are important to me. I prefer that you are feminine, slender, honest, loyal, affectionate, have a pleasing personality, and have no tattoos.
If you have never been married nor have you had children, that is OK; however, I prefer a lady who has had to care for another human being and has experienced the difficulties of motherhood.
Although I am quite intelligent, I have deep feelings about the people I care about and the social issues in the world, even though I am economically and socially conservative.
A marriage counselor once told me that it is better to marry a lady who is my best friend instead of marrying for the emotions of "love". Love is an unstable emotion that can come today and go tomorrow; however, true friendship is forever, and then love and affection for one another make the friendship better. The relationship will likely endure through the times when love seems to have taken a brief holiday.