Hopeful romantic, attractive, secure, very happy, low maintenance, level-headed, 49-year-old empty nester looking for good hearted man who is aware of the world around him, yet doesn't take life too seriously...honesty and a sense of humor...being able to laugh with me, at me, and at yourself..animal lover..all must-haves on my "list"...I love spending time with my family and close friends....looking for a long-term, committed, monogomous relationship..still believe that my one true love is out there..the one I'm meant to grow older with...friends first...need to achieve that comfort level in a relationship..that is sooo important! I've tried match.com and e-harmony with no luck yet...I'm not comfortable writing about myself..it's so much nicer to do this face to face! See interests above.
For first meetings, coffee-shop is preferable...keep it simple. If there's chemistry and interest to meet again, my preference would be a quiet restaurant, candlelight....great food and wine...dessert....quiet conversation....there's nothing worse than a place like Carubba's where you have to shout across the table to be heard...I don't find that particularly relaxing for the first real date since these are nerve-wracking enough!