Wanted: Green's Ideal Woman
I'm going to shoot from the hip here and try and paint the picture of my ideal woman. I'm too old to be doing the dating thing for long, so I'm looking to find my life partner, best friend and soul mate here.
She must be a Christian. Whether it be a "new" Christian or a "seasoned veteran" does not matter. I enjoy discussing issues of faith and want someone who can grow and learn in the Word with me. Our shared faith would only be a positive in forming a lasting, lifelong relationship.
She must not be a smoker, or at least making a serious attempt to quit. I get nauseous around cigarette smoke and refuse to expose my kids to that.
I love kids, so I certainly don't mind if she has children from a previous relationship. Afterall, if she's got to accept the fact that I have two kids from a previous relationship, then I certainly can't disrespect any kids that she might have. She should also be open to and willing to discuss the possibility of either having or adopting another child with me.
She's got to be mature, honest and have integrity. Having an open line of communication is key.
Let's see, what else....
e-harmony.com suggested an ideal age range for me of 26-37. That's an agreeable range to me, so I'll stick with that. Height, weight, eye and hair color is not really all that important, since there is more to my soul mate than physical appearance. However she should have a healthy, well rounded dose of self-confidence. There does need to be a bit of chemistry and I must find her attractive.
She must understand that I am an introvert and a rather low-key personality. So I think she should not be too far from that. She also needs to accept that I'm not perfect. Occasionally I will screw things up and make mistakes. I'm not expecting her to be perfect, either. But we should be "perfect" for each other.
She needs to be intelligent and be able to hold up her end of any conversation. She should be able to tell me when I'm wrong and should be able to admit it when she is wrong as well.
As far as hobbies and interests go, there should be some things in common but we should also have other interests.
She should want to travel some with me and explore new places and share new adventures.
The first four points are pretty much non-negotiable. Other than that, I'm open for discussion.