I am intelligent, cultured, dignified (but not stuffy), loyal, loving, independent, direct, strong, confident, very happy, emotionally stable, healthy and optimistic. I keep in great shape and am told that I am beautiful. I walk and work out and generally live a very healthy, active lifestyle. I am a professional artist and love it. Also work part-time teaching autistic, and MR children. I look 15+ years younger than I am because of good genes, but I also take very good care of myself (mom lived to be 100). I am full of energy. I am traditional and feminine, but completely liberated (though NOT a woman's libber). I love the ocean. I love animals and have 6 small dogs and 1 cat. I am very informed regarding politics and world affairs, and am politically conservative. I do a lot of spiritual and personal growth work. I would love to to add the joy of sharing my wonderful life with a wonderful man. I frequently date younger men, though I don't limit my dating to them. It is simply that I am very fit and I need a man who is equally healthy, or we would not be compatable (this is important). Also, it is usually younger men who ask me out.
In a man, I am looking for intelligence, honesty, good character, a warm and loving nature, confidence, wit, financial and emotional security, physical fitness, excellent health, hygiene and grooming. I would also like him to be easy-going, good humored, extroverted, sophisticated, authentic and have a positive attitude. It would be best if he is politically conservative and an animal lover, too, since I am passionate about both.
Where the first date occurs depends on the time of year, location, individual preferences, time of day, schedule, etc. etc. I am very flexible and can have a good time almost anywhere. If I could choose, I suppose that I would prefer an intimate lounge, of a nice restaurant by the ocean, where we could have drinks (alcoholic, or not) and then, if we clicked we could have dinner as well, and then talk about a second date. If we did not, at least we would have enjoyed the ambiance.