“Don't walk in front of me, because I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, because I may not lead. Walk beside me as my friend so that we can go together and grow together.” (Albert Camus)
For the lady viewing this petition and considering whether you should respond, ask yourself these questions…Do you want your potential partner to be your friend prior to any intimacy? Do you want a mature man who's honest, truthful and loyal? Do you want a man who's willing to accept you as you are and grow with you? But know he had to go through over two decades of incarceration to prepare for you. Because realistically I've learned over the years what's best for me came to me without having anything to do with it, to include friendships, which may apply to you also.
Prior to incarceration I had relationships with some very good women. Some beautiful and a few just attractive, but I took them all for granted, regretfully. My self-centered arrogance prevented appreciation for what every man needs: A GOOD WOMAN!
Now that I've spent many, many years, without the companionship of a woman I have a very deep appreciation for every aspect of relations with a woman. However, because I bring a lot to the table I have high standards for friendship with my potential mate. That statement may cause you to think I'm not in the position to be that way, but I disagree. I know my value because I know who I am and how a lady should be treated with every intention of fulfilling that, because I hold myself accountable to a high standard in that capacity as well.
Think of it like this. You go to a garage sale expecting to find average and below average items and unexpectedly find a flawless large carat diamond for a very reasonable price thinking this is too good to be true, but purchase it anyway…and it turns out to be true. I'm that diamond in an unexpected place. Just as a flawless diamond has many wonderful facets attributing to its value, so do I.
Drop me a line so that we may explore the rooms, basements, and maybe a few closed closets of each other’s minds.