Quiet but bright gal 72 wants to meet nice/smart/older man (70+) who has interests in many topics - both "inside and outside the box". I'm looking for a friend to do interesting/fun things with. I'm not much of a "chatty-Cathy" but I like to talk about the issues and concepts that are challenging, intriguing or just funny ; I see the glass more than half full ; I love to have shelves of books in every room : I'm not a "tree-hugger". I'm the eternal optimist always looking for the bright side of every situation;. I believe, though, that I look at things realistically.
I grew up in the country but spent my young adult years living/working in Ontario. Then I lived in Hfx area for 30 years ..and am retired, and just recently have moved with my son and his family to Vancouver Island. He is an officer in the military.
I seek a bit of social exposure with a friend who whould neither want to control or be controlled but who expects honest friendships in the quest to live well and happily for the rest of our days. I seek a friend who can admire and be admired and whose mating objective is to meet in the middle to contribute to each other's joy in living; - if the chemistry is right for us both we can feel forever young.
Please note : I live within an easy commute of Victoria but not in the city itself. The pictures shown were taken over a 12 year period... the last one holding my 70th birthday cake... newer pictures can be offered on your request.
After chatting with you on-line and via phone, a first date that I would be comfortable with would be to meet for lunch or even just a coffee. For me, real friendship is a necessary component of romance and love.