I am returning to on-line dating after a two year break. I retired from teaching in January. I just got my certification as a Doula (birthing partner). I do volunteer work twice a week. (at a local hospital and with seniors.) Since I retired , have been working in movies and TV as a background actress. Joined a theater group. Write a blog.
I vacation every year: Plan to do more now that I am retired. In the last several years, I have gone to Portugal, London, Paris, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Monte Carlo. I am looking for a partner to travel with.
I try to live and eat healthy but I do cheat once in a while (smiling).
Now, that I am no longer working 10 hour days, I started working out again. I am 5'7" and weight about 140. I have short very pretty grey hair. I am often told that I am much prettier in person and look much younger than I look in photos. I have not gained weight. Most of the photos are less than two years old.
Here is a list of my pet peeves: Sorry if I sound angry, I'm really not. I understand you can't tell tone in writing, so imagine that I am laughing with you at the ridiculousness of the fact that I even have to write this. I will not respond to profiles without a picture. At this very moment, you are looking at my picture as you read my profile. I should be able to do the same. I will not respond if all of your pictures hide your face with a hat and sunglasses, (Are you in a Witness Protection Program?) or if you are 50 feet in the background or the picture is so blurry that I can't tell what you look like. I am not interested in seeing you with your shirt off, (maybe later, after we get to know each other), but that is not the most appealing first look or a turn on, even if you think you have a great body. I have no interest in dating anyone in their 20's 30's or 40"s.I know, I know ...age is just a number but honestly, I think that we would have very little in common. I am not looking for a long distance romance. You must live within a hours drive. Unless you have a private jet or you can afford to fly in every week to see me. If you're married and miserable, for goodness sake, go for marriage counseling or get a divorce. But please don't deceive women who want to meet a nice guy to share their life with. If you write to me in a vulgar or sexual manner, I will immediately block you. No, I am not a prude but that is not how I want to be approached. There are other dating sites which cater to people who are looking for sexual encounters. Use them. Just be honest in what you write about yourself, (not what you think women want to hear) and have real expectations.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A perfect afternoon would start by taking in the sights and sounds of somewhere we haven‘t been before. Maybe, we could go to the movies, afterwards have coffee analyzing the plot or choking up at the sappy ending. (Whatever leads to a second date. )