I find online dating to be a blur of voyeurs, players and desperadoes, with some nice guys in the mix… but optimism prevails.
Although I grew up In Colorado, I enjoy warm weather pursuits and have an increasingly hard time tolerating winter weather. My son, my daughter, her husband and their baby are in Santa Barbara, so that's my home now.
My favorite times are spent listening to music: folk, rock and roll, classical, and especially 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 a free-lance writer and author. I also recently worked part-time in a Newport Beach art gallery.
I am politically liberal, was raised Jewish, but am not a practitioner of organized religion. I have a "mutual respect policy" for my beliefs and those of others, even with deal breakers.
I am thrilled to report that after years of practice, I can now wear both jeans and a little black dress.
Marc Cohn's song, "True Companion," says it all for me. I was married for thirty years, so don't take romantic relationships lightly. However, I am content and comfortable being single, so am only interested in a rare and special relationship. My ideal guy is within my age range (not more than a few years either way), demonstrative, humorous, *intelligent*, well-read, generous, a romantic (or able to fake it indefinitely). I am looking for someone who is emotionally brave and optimistic. Please no: catfish, players, relationship-phobics, control freaks, grumpy old men...(I promise to be none of the afore-mentioned equivalents.) On the upside, I see us enjoying adventures, traveling impulsively, socializing with family and friends, taking time for just us…being together at the end of the day and the end of our lives.
For my part, I only play games sanctioned by Parker Bros.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
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