I have been on POF for about a two years. I have been a bachelor for a very long time after one marriage. It is reasonably questionable if I will ever marry again. But no one ever really knows. It could happen. I am a great guy, friend and companion. I am a very affectionate man.
I am someone with whom you can have a lot of fun. I am someone with whom you can talk about all things. I am an open book kind of guy. Ask and I will tell you anything. I believe that real communication is the foundation for any great relationship. A great start is to say the toughest things first; the rest gets easier. Don't we all want that person to whom we can say any and all things?
I have a great sense of humor. I love the out of doors. I love to float/fish rivers. I have done a great deal of that in the past. Together with my long time fishing buddy we float principally three rivers in Kentucky. It is fantastic and I have never been able to get my fill; don't think I ever will. My children are grown and live on their own. I have two grandchildren, both of whom are teenagers who live with their mother in Kentucky. My son lives here in Nashville.
Although I am 76 years of age I do not think, act or look my age. I easily pass for ten or more years younger. I never meet anyone who believes I am 76. In my heart and mind I am still a 50 year old man. I am sound of body and mind and financially secure. I am not looking for someone to take care of or to take care of me. I could lie and say I am younger and get away with it. However to me beginning any relationship based upon a lie is self defeating and destined to failure. I am not going to do that. To my experience here the most common thing that I have found on POF is people don't look like their profile pictures. My profile pictures are recent. I have been told numerous times that I look better in person than in those pictures.
To me this internet meeting people is comparable to investing. I look at it from the stand point of the risk/reward. What have I got to lose. What have I got to gain. OH MY, the possible gain far out weighs the risk. I suppose that is the CPA in me. So that is why I don't concern myself with any age difference. I might miss the very special lady who may become the most special person in my life and I may become that person to her. You never know. It usually happens when you least expect it. I believe the old statement is true. It is better to have tried and lost than to never had tried. SO TAKE THE CHANCE, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE.
The cat with me is named Butch. He belongs to a neighbor but visits wtih me regularly. The pictures of the cat sleeping on the hangers and the kitten on the mouse are not really Butch but absolute, total look alikes. It is also not my closet, I am much neater than that.
I want the lady to feel completely safe. I think talking on the telephone first would help us to get acquainted. I am a big time talker. I believe that it is very difficult to achieve understanding and it takes a lot of communication to accomplish it. I generally get a pretty good impression of a person speaking with them. Afterwards, meeting in a public place for coffee, lunch or dinner whatever she would prefer. Somewhere reasonably quiet so that we could talk and see if there is any mutual interest AND that wonderful, mystical thing called CHEMISTRY!