My friends would describe me as being fairly good looking, intelligent, articulate, creative, well read, serious but fun person, great sense of humor. I try to stay in good shape but don't like going to a gym to work out. Exercise & working out have had a negative connotation to me ever since the military. BUT, I joined the Y a year or so ago and have been working out there and they are beginning to change my mind about xcercise. (LOL) In spite of this, I do like to walk, ride my bike (especially with someone special to ride with me), hike thru woods & fields with a camera, swim, & go hunting & fishing. Hunting with a camera now & fishing mostly catch & release. I am an avid nature & animal lover. In the past I raised and trained English Setters and Quarter & Appaloosa horses. Currently do not have any pets. "Semi-retired" & doing consulting work on a part (??) time basis. I Enjoy a wide variety of music. Have a good knowledge of & appreciation for art, enjoy writing from time to time & write mostly inspirational reflections & poetry. Have a deep faith & feel that a match would be like-minded. As it says in the book of AMOS-"Can two walk together except they be agreed?" That seems to be a very good rule of thumb for relationships. What I am looking for in a relationship is maybe an enigma and perhaps I will have difficulty finding that special match. Many would probably say I am too fussy, ~but~, if she is fussy as well, we won't be getting in trouble with the wrong one or discovering too late that "we hooked up with the wrong one"! Hoping to find a Fab, Fun, Girl Next Door type with a great sense of humor. Lighthearted & able to be serious as well, Entrepenurial spirit, good business head, able to relax & enjoy life~NOT a workaholic! A pleasant, attractive woman who knows who she is, comfortable in a variety of settings from barefoot & blujeans to formal & boardroom dress. Able to converse on a wide variety of subjects & not condemning of any who don't share her mental knowledge & agility. One who has dealt with & accepted the detours that life has thrown her way and is comfortable with where she is NOW. I believe the following qualities in both parties are very important for a relationship to be successful: Integrity~Respect~Honor~Faithfulness~Encouragement~Honesty~Transparency~Trust~Commitment~Determination~& last but not least, a final bit-a-glue, likeminded Faith & Chemistry that keeps the fires burning. A "SAFE" person will be your friend even tho you may both agree you are not a match, for one or maybe several reasons & THAT'S OK! I believe that you need to go slow at first until you can determine the level of safety developing in the relationship & then the ability & willingness of both to be transparent & communicate can determine the speed & comfort level of the relationship. All right, take a deep breath and if I haven't scared the daylights out of you-get in touch! BIG GRIN!~! Ya better like ta laugh!
Just a quick caveat; Please have an up to date photo as I prefer to connect with somewhat of a more known factor! No photo, no connection!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Meet for coffee, hot or iced tea & get to know one another a bit better and see how much we might have in common.It should be in a public place, where each could feel safe and comfortable. But the gentleman should be a gentle man and allow the lady to set the scenario whereby she would be the most comfortable and feel within safe bounds. Of course, these days we all want to feel safe. Then if things clik we can make plans to meet again and enjoy something of mutual interest together.