I am thoughtful, have virtue and integrity, amongst other traits. Most people say I have a good sense of humour. Which I hope is the case!
It gives me a lot of pleasure to give and do things for others. My friends are important to me and if someone is my friend, they know I will help them to the best of my ability.
Depending upon the type of relationship, I like being romantic and planning surprises etc. I am happy to show my feelings towards someone. So long as it is appropriate and the feelings are mutual.
I enjoy cycling, the countryside, nature and coast, photography, cooking eating out and in, whether I be cooking or someone else is preparing the food. I am very fond of boats and boating, enjoying the tranquillity and beautiful scenery found by many rivers and canals.
I like old buildings and architecture in general. I am not into clubs, but like nice pubs, be they country ones or refined non-loutish ones.
Liking all the normal things such as films, theatre and the arts in general. I also enjoy Scrabble, Monopoly and most board games.
Having good conversations/debates about a variety of subjects is also quite entertaining. With the right company possibly making it more so.
My music tastes are quite wide from classical to rock, plus some jazz, reggae, pop, blues, soul, easy, light.
I of course realise that it is not just words that dictate whether contact is made or acknowledged. In the majority of cases it is the photograph which is the deciding factor. Though if like me, you are someone who reads what a person has written in their profile and indeed you have got this far with mine. Then we are likely to get on as people, which is an excellent start.
My ideal partner would be someone who is similar to myself. Though I have heard that opposites sometimes attract.
Whilst I would like to find love, I think at first there needs to be friendship. If a friendship develops, with care, respect, humour, understanding, gentleness etc. Then that might lead to love, or just a good friendship.
I must stress that I am NOT into casual sex, or one night stands, or indeed multiple ongoing relationships. If a friendship develops, then THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE SPECIAL LADY IN MY LIFE!
As I believe in being open and honest. Following a spinal injury, for walking I will use a stick or two. So if that is something that would bother you, then we are unlikely to get on. Otherwise, you will find me 'quite normal', which appears (from what I have read) to be a rare thing on here!
For a first date, the place is less important than the company. Though the place should be enjoyable, relaxing and comfortable for all. As for the date, if good conversation and laughter were in an abundance. Along with a happy and at ease feeling, felt by both my date and myself. Then that would be just about perfect, don't you think?