(The big, tall guys in the one pic with me are my "baby" brothers) I am 5' 7 1/2" so you can figure they aren't short!
Photo was taken May 2012.
I have lived in different areas of NE Ohio over the last nine years. I grew up in Brunswick, Ohio. I am now in Wooster, Ohio 4 years. I have 2 daughters in Wooster with 3 grand children here, and a son in S.C.He has two children are in FL, one in OH, and one in SC. I have been divorced over 11 yrs now. (Was married 25 yrs.) I am 5' 7 1/2", have green/blue eyes and my hair is a dark blond. Size 16. I am intelligent and love deep, thinking, conversations. My health is good, with very few issues, nothing serious.
If you have kids still growing up, or you may have grandchildren you are raising, that is fine.
I do know what I am looking for and don’t expect to find too many on any dating site that could be a match. Even if they are an initial match doesn't mean they will be the one for a lifetime. So, now you know I am not being naive on here. But, I'm still very hopeful!
I enjoy the out-of-doors and love watching and being with people. I like doing things and going places, but also like the peace and quiet of being home. I enjoy cooking, reading, watching a good movie (not all “chick-flicks” by any means either! I love science fiction and adventure movies, and a good western too).
I think out of the box. I really am not your normal, average woman. But along the normal, average things I love a bargain, thus I love discount stores, flea markets, garage sales, auctions, resale shops, and antique stores. I enjoy going to the woods, hiking, fishing and nature and the like. I like flowers and gardening. Read my interests in the "Interest" section for more about who I am and some of my interests.(Interests doesn't mean I do all those things. (No one has that much time!)
I can landscape (I miss my flower beds!), paint a house, sew up a suit, hang wall-paper, preserve the food I can grow. I can trim trees, mow lawns, to mention only a few things I can do to run a household, besides the normal "woman" chores such as cooking and cleaning. I am artistic and creative. I come with a lot of abilities and bring a lot to the table, and I truly expect that from my partner in life to be, to have gained many abilities in his lifetime, so we can blend into a wonderful couple!!
I guess I was somewhat of a ‘tom-boy’growing up, but definitely feminine. (My grown nephew (36) told his mom I am a classy lady, if that counts for anything?) I am more of a casual, blue-jeans gal in general, but can dress up and socialize with no problems.
Summer and autumn are my favorite seasons. Fall and its splendor never lasts long enough to suit me. I really don't like winter and cold, but winter does give me a chance to catch up on reading and the sparkling snow and even the ice storms are beautiful!
I’m spiritual, not religious - they are not the same thing. (Ask me about that if it concerns you.)
I am looking for a friend to grow into a long term possible. I am not sure I want to marry again. So, if that bothers you, you might want to move on. It isn't out of the question. I am just not sure I would. I want it all, well realistically, mostly all, knowing nothing and no one is perfect, including me!
I would like someone with some similar interests. Check out my interest list, there are a lot to share there and I wouldn't mind adding some of yours. Looking for someone considerate, romantic, sharing, attractive to me (chemistry). I want someone I would be able to say that I could "kiss that face" sort of attraction, so you don't have to be an Adonis. That might intimidate me anyway. I could possible relocate for the right person if the circumstances were right. It truly is much more about compatibility than anything else!
The man I would be interested in should also be attentive, intelligent, serious; but not overly serious, compassionate, caring, and hold a good sense of humor. One who loves life and doing things, but also likes down time with quiet and peace.
I do not want to rush into anything. People rush into relationships so many times now, without even getting to know the person. Simple dating may be a thing that would fill that void and people could avoid disastrous relationships and heartaches. Once you find out how some is, you go from there.
THE DEAL BREAKERS: If these things describe you please move on: married, or still with someone legally, wanting casual sex, unstable mentally or emotionally, financially unstable, smokers, alcoholism, illegal drug use, or other addictions, arrogant/self righteous, religious zealots, hateful, abusive in any way, a whiner/complainer, dishonest, or anyone looking for a "Christian" wife (I don’t mind if you are Christian, but I am not a church goer, and that will not change.)
I'm more of a casual person when it comes to first meets. I like to feel comfortable and certainly would like the person I meet to also be comfortable. Dating is hard enough now, let alone add an uncomfortable setting. Dress up dating is for later.
First meet should be short and not complicated. Coffee or drinks or desert type setting. If not too cold, give me a walk in park, or in the city "window shopping, or a cozy local restaurant setting, and I'm fine. Simplicity and comfort are the keys to meeting and discovering who another person is. What comes after that should be up to us both.
If you don't like what you see for anything future, please be honest and I will be too. There is no point in playing the "vanishing game." I could possibly be disappointed (Or even relieved!) but I sure won't mope around about it!
I am easy to talk with, and a good listener, and can carry on a conversation on many topics. Since you've gotten this far and might be interested, write me here or write to me at my yahoo email address, firstname.lastname@example.org