Here's the truth:
I recently read a profile (she was from another State) online where the words were so profound, that I was inspired to change the first few paragraphs (my own words) of my profile. Her words touched my heart and perhaps more important, spoke eloquently of the feelings and emotions I have felt with regard to wanting someone in my own life. To wit . . .
I am tired of living my life alone. No artifice, no act - this is how I really feel. I want to be connected to my "one and only" and have her feel the same about me. I don't mean this in a clingy way, but where you actually understand each other and where you feel free to express needs and know they will be mutually met.
Most men wont reveal that they are lonely. They will put up a facade of how "full" their life is. I also know that most men will go on and on about how they love to attend sporting events, hike, snow ski, SCUBA dive, and travel . . . Occasionally, I like to do all those things as well, but I am tired of doing them alone or with a friend. Don't misunderstand me - I am a happy person, but life would be so much better with someone to join me on my (our) journey. I am here to fulfill this part of me that has healed from the past and is more than ready to move forward! I am ready and willing to share my life with a partner, where we discuss all the good and the bad; and discover the things we have in common and celebrate the things where we differ. As corny or cliche as this may sound - I want to fall in love again!
What I have been doing the last 1-2 years:
I recently took a 5 month round the world (RTW) back pack trip, where I visited 10 countries. I did a similar 3 month plus trip - exploring Central and South America - last January, 2012, and had a blast. I also blogged about these adventures:
Feel free to check it out, because it will probably give you more info about me than this small box. I would say that travel and volunteering my time to help others, are probably my 2 biggest passions.
What I am looking for:
I'll be attracted to you: if you don't define yourself by your job title; are kind to children and animals; have a passport; understands that arguments - not discussions - involving religion, politics and sports are futile and should be avoided; and, has a spiritual compass to guide you through life. The Law of Attraction is a universal law. It states that like attracts like, meaning what you act, think and speak in your life will attract like things, events and people to you. I try to act from the outcome, meaning while I am waiting for whatever it is I'm waiting on to manifest into my reality, I try to act, feel and think as though it has already taken place rather than waiting for it to occur to be grateful, happy, fulfilled or whatever it is I will feel when it occurs. I understand that most happy and successful people have a Plan B. Do you have a Plan B?
Who I am:
I was told by friends who met their significant other online that being direct was how they found success on this site, so without sounding too set in my ways, here are a few things about me, that you may actually like . . . or, may be deal breakers for you. I am not excited about dating someone who smokes. I just prefer to not be around it. If you answered less than 10 years regarding "Longest Relationship," I believe we might be a poor match (since I am sincere about being off this site once I meet someone I am compatible with). Not certain I am OCD, but I have a clean and orderly home. Most times, you will find it's in good shape for a visit. I do have junk drawers and some hidden messes, but you just don't know where they are. Ha. By the by, if you're housekeeping challenged, that's not a problem and I would never criticize or say something negative about your crib. I am not religious, but I do believe in the "universe" and a higher power. My beliefs lean toward a combination of philosophy and spirituality. Consequently, they are continuously evolving while I learn more about myself and this ball we live on. I believe people/memories trump money and material things. I am quite spontaneous and love road trips and international travel. Most of my family is in the SF bay area and I go there often. I have lived in Hawaii and Europe (Great Britain) and have relatives in Spain, where I have also traveled. I still have suits and ties from when I worked, so I like to dress up occasionally and go out to a nice restaurant/event. However, I prefer casual wear. I have been retired for 7 years. I'm honest and loyal to a fault and if I fancy you, I won't play games or hard to get.
I can be clownish and joking, but there is also duality in my personality, as I can be quite introspective. If you're looking for someone who is far from perfect; somewhat eclectic and eccentric; has been a bad boy once upon a time; but today recognizes that "a life unexamined, is a life not much worth living" (that Socrates cat), then give me a shout. By the by, there are possible EXCEPTIONS to everything I have written here. I try to be open minded and flexible in everything I do. Consequently, putting a few paragraphs in a box doesn't define me, nor do I expect it to define you. Cheers!
A first meeting isn't a "date," but an opportunity to determine if we both want to go on a real date. Something low-key like coffee and/or a walk is always a good way to meet. A number of women have told me that they literally receive dozens of email from males. I get it that the odds are likely long that I might get lost in the shuffle. However, I think I am unique and worth it, thus I'm not part of the proverbial herd and I rarely contact anyone first (so if I add you as a favorite or do contact you, I'm intrigued/interested).
I am attracted to thin/athletic women. I am 57, have wrinkles, and have no idea if I look my age. In short, you be the judge. However, I feel young and try to keep in shape. Most of my pictures are recent. Please ensure your pictures are too. Friends (men and women) tell me that one of the most significant issues in dating, is that women and men are less than truthful about their physique. From personal experience, I agree. Please be honest about this in your profile. Lastly, I'm also hesitant about doing a long distance relationship (e.g., Colorado Springs, Boulder, etc.) and need more to hold than a phone. Good luck on your search!