Widowed more than five years now, I'm on the path forward with the rest of my life's journey, including a search for a trip companion.
What I Like To Do:
Recreationally, I like to participate in just about anything outdoors, hot or cold. I love to snow ski, swim/play/surf or snorkel in the ocean, go mountain camping/lodging/hiking, fly fish, boating, sailing, horseback riding, and travel. Closer to home recreationally, I like good movies, the right concerts, museums/exhibits, local theatre, dining out, clubbing/dancing on occasion, tennis, golf, billiards, and just relaxing at the corner coffee shop.
A daily workout-exercise routine helps me to keep fit and healthy. I like to entertain friends in my home, or gather with them at functions and events. Near the top of my list of favorite things to do is to just spend idle (or active,...really active...naturally) togetherness time with a close female friend or companion; and at the top of the what-I-like-to-do list is, of course, to spend time with my family, but unfortunately none live here in AZ.
Who I Am:
My favorite time of day is early morning, but some occasional night life excitement/activity is important to me as well. I am well-grounded, an optimist, intelligent (Mensa member - but not a geek or a nerd,...really), hard working, extremely resourceful, creative, artistic, a nature-lover, articulate, bright, cultured, quick-witted, great sense of humor, caring, trustworthy, and dependable, and always a gentleman. I am classy and sophisticated enough to relate to, and do business with, the suits at the conference room table, yet humble and considerate enough to be able to relate to the forces in the field as equally well, having roots in their midst myself.
I am occasionally spontaneous, can be swayed to be impulsive, and have been known to occasionally spring for a pricey but delicious favorite 100 year old digestif. I like a variety and some creativity when it comes to romance – both being romantic and being romanced. I'm talking romance here, not sex. I like to cook, am able to do the dishes, and I will do windows,…for a favor. A woman who is special to me gets treated specially in every way.
What I'm Looking For:
The same thing we're all looking for - that instant "chemistry" that everyone keeps talking about but so seldom experiences. We've all been wildly crazy about someone the moment we see and then get to meet and know them. But there is no "chemistry" unless you're both wildly crazy about each other; first instantly, and then much more so as the moments go by. Other than that illusive, ideal "love-struck" experience, I guess I would say I'm looking for a woman with some interests similar to mine and sparks enough to perhaps ignite a flame. I've listed "Long Term" as the "I Am Looking For" category choice. Of course dating would be the natural beginning. You can't plan to or plan not to fall in love. Sometimes it happens fast and sometimes slow. Mostly, I'm looking for someone who greets each day fueled with immense joy that it is indeed quite grand to simply be alive yet another day, and everything else just makes it even more grand. Oh, and by the way - if I have expressed an interest in you, it was due to the combination of your appearance in your photos AND what you said about yourself in your profile. Really.
Thanks for reading about me. Lastly, if I have approached you and if you don't think we're a match, at least respond accordingly and don't leave me wondering, please. It's a courtesy thing, you know.