While I find this way of "meeting"challenging, I remain hopeful that it may be worthwhile.
Although I grew up In Colorado, and spend a lot of time there, I prefer warm weather year-round. My daughter, her husband and their son are in Santa Barbara, so I've relocated and SB is home now.
My favorite times are spent listening to music: folk, rock and roll, classical, and opera. I thrive on traveling, reading, dancing, gardening, snorkeling, swimming, sea kayaking, cycling on the flat. I often attend and support the arts: theater, concerts, movies, museums, galleries.
Professionally, I am a retired Occupational Therapist who worked in rehabilitation, and am now an occasional free-lance writer;I have written two books. I also recently worked part-time in a Newport Beach art gallery. I care for my toddler grandson a couple of days a week.
I am politically liberal, was raised Jewish, but am not a practitioner of organized religion. I respect anyone else's choices and ask the same.
I am thrilled to report that after years of practice, I can now manage to wear both jeans and a little black dress on the same day; (sorry, but that stipulation is so funny and archaic.)
Marc Cohn's song, "True Companion," resonates with me. I find most men I meet or talk to fearful of real emotional intimacy. I was married for thirty years, so don't take romantic relationships lightly. While I am comfortable being single and enjoy my freedom, it's finally time for a wonderful companionship. My ideal guy is within my age range (not more than a few years either way), demonstrative, humorous, *intelligent*, well-read, generous, romantic (or able to fake it indefinitely). I am looking for someone who is emotionally brave and optimistic about us. I avoid catfish, grumps, players, desperadoes, and self-deluded daters of young chicks. I know there are some great guys out there and I am patient enough to wait to meet mine.
In my perfect scenario, we will: have adventures, travel some, socialize with family and friends, take time for just us…and be together at the end of our days. I am happy to take the time needed to get to know someone well.
For my part, I only play games sanctioned by Parker Bros.
Here's to us…cheers!
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