My two children are grown and I share my large home with a 90 lb pitbull. I live a fairly quiet simple life.
It's been about 7 years since I've been involved with any man. Despite my friendly and outgoing personality, my friends from back home are telling me, I'm becoming a hermit. Since most are approaching 30 yr wedding anniversaries and still live in their home state, I really don't think they understand. Being single at age 51 in a city I am not a native of with makes it difficult to establish and become part of a social circle like the one I was part of back home. Plus people who are hermits don't like to leave there homes.I still love getting out of the house, going to movies, out to dinner or whatever, I just do not do those things because I am by myself. Most of those things are things that people do in pairs or groups.
So one may wonder, what do I do with my time? Well, I spend most of my time doing home improvements or re-decorating in or around my home or teaching others how to do the same. I am no stranger around power tools or artists materials. I am my own lil Bob Villa, Martha Stewart, Chef Ramsey and Picasso all rolled into one. If I am not doing flooring, sewing, painting, tiling, art work etc... I'm generally organic gardening or shopping for organics because I love gourmet cooking and organic always proves to be the best (especially when juicing)
When relaxing I am generally streaming video, usually nature or science footage on PBS.org or documentaries but I keep up with current flicks and series too ie: Breaking Bad, Suits, The Americans, etc... I also keep in close touch with my social circle from back home via phone, Facebook or skype. Despite being home a lot, I very much have a social life, just not a face to face social life because of the 1500 miles between addresses.
I am going to give a go at dating here in San Antonio. I suppose if I do not find a great guy or he doesn't fine me, I'll sell my home, pack up and head back up north to the great lakes area. There's a ton of holidays, birthdays, BBQ, Packer games/parties and other social gathering I been missing. The Facebook feed keeps me up to date but seeing photos is just not the same as being there with the ol gang. I will say this, if SA has nothing to offer me and I end up back home, I sure wish I could take the San Antonio weather with me.
I'd like to meet in person and hope that we can impress each other enough to warrant an actual first official date by the following week.
If you are seeking LONG TERM and plan to meet anyone,l not just me, this is actually a great video to watch. Every single person should learn what I learned long before I discovered this video.
6 (and a half) Secrets of Love
HAPPY FISHING ;)