Be realistic..Storybook Princes are far and few between. Been on POF for a while now..don't want to be here...
While I am retired from a rewarding career in Law Enforcement, I am still gainfully employed. I love to golf and tour on a motorcycle. I love backyard grilling! I enjoy having friends over, with everyone chatting, chilling and enjoying themselves. I don't go to bars/clubs, I love watching movies at home, cuddling and smooching.
My family is very important to me. I have lost my daughter (2005) and spouse (2008). I will never, ever, take loved ones for granted. I have been blessed to care for my daughter's youngest for the last five years. Life has taught me to love and appreciate the simplest and most precious of things, and never take anyone for granted. While I am not afraid of going into dangerous situations, put a hot hair iron in my hand to straighten my granddaughters hair..and I start to shake..LOL..sigh
* Update, it's just me and Felix the cat now. Granddaughter is now with her Father.
I hope to find someone that appreciates and respects the same things I do, and would like to share the rest of this journey together. I miss being in a relationship, the daily smiles, kisses, hugs, calls (texts nowadays..LOL) just to say "whatcha doing?"
Because I am a widower, I do NOT have a shrine, but I do have memories. How can you not talk about someone who was your life for 30 years? I have healed and I want to move forward. Don't put a "widow" jacket on me.
I need to say this as well...I am hearing impaired, I have high frequency hearing loss, which is speech. Conversations are hard for me to follow if whispered, or area of speech is loud. Damaged to the point that hearing aides just don't help-you can't amp something that is gone. I do read lips, and conversations on the phone can be tricky sometimes. It is more frustrating for me than you can imagine. I do like to text.
Y'all can send a note if you want, chatting won't hurt. ;)
My favorite books are; Ghost Rider by Neil Pert (drummer for the band RUSH), The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Some favorite quotes;
"I don't expect to find the love I lost, I simply want to find love again."
"Integrity is like virginity. Once it's gone, it's gone forever."
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First dates would last as long as we decided.
Depends on what we would agree to. Nothing solid. I like coffee shops, meet and greet.
I like day trips to places I haven't been to. I like aquariums, zoos, museums, flea markets, things of that nature. I like drives in the country, seeing the real America.
Probably why I like motorcycle touring. You don't take the interstate, you take the back roads to see things. I am not a motorcycle snob, I like all brands. Wait, I take that back, they made me ride a Moto Guzzi Police bike for a while...hated that thing.