I have been a member of this site since it's charter beginnings, the service has been a great place to be. It has allowed me an opportunity to meet some lovely ladies, however, that special one seems to still elude me. I am not giving up, I know you are out there and I will find you. You may still find me in other corrals around the range since I have other horizons to conquer. Don't give up, give me a chance to see if we have something in common. I have a horse waiting for you. Let me tell you a little about myself, I am a self made entrepreneur in the real estate brokerage field and love to travel and seek new adventures. Looking to meet the most sublime lady with many visions to explore new horizons. My life has been thorough and filled with simple episodes that have made me a better man. I believe in unconditional love and understanding with my mate. What I am about to say is not meant to offend anyone, however, my personal choice for a mate is solely one from my race or mixed with my race. I love women of all colors and hues in my social environment and feel comfortable with my__own. For your information, I was the first African American to attend Louisiana Tech University in 1965 and that episode in my life has profoundly determined and molded my thoughts and principles as a man with respect to the female members of my race. I don't harbor any ill feelings for any race or class of people, it's just my personal conviction to only marry or date a person of color, be it black, yellow or brown. I am courteous to all human beings and can be friends to all, but not a lifelong companion to some who have taken the time to show me interest notification. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your interest, but no thanks, I am fine with my own. And those of you who are of color and choose not to date black men, I am fine with that as well, however, it is confusing to me why you would make me one of your favorites. I pride myself in being a God-fearing man with high integrity, strong intellect, well educated, astute business skills and a strong passion for the black woman. You see my Great-Grandmother, Grandmother, Mother, Sisters and Nieces are special to me and I will do nothing to tarnish their character as a black woman. I do have a problem with persons of color who contact me with a chip on their shoulder because of their last experiences and choose to unload on me. Hey, I am not that guy and I treat all women with respect if you send me an email, card, or smile, I will take the time to acknowledge you whether I am interested or not and give you the courtesy you deserve for taking the time to contact me. However, if you don't have a photo, please do not expect too much from me in answering your notes of interest. I am not interested until I see your photo. This may seem a little vain, but it is reality at it's best. No one is going to commit to someone without at least a picture view of that person.