Most of us are looking for basically the same thing. Internet dating allows a glimpse of whom we truly hope to find but it is not as simple as picking out our next mate from a line-up of available people.....lol I wish it was that simple.
You would probably characterize me as "Mary Ann" as opposed to "Ginger". Prefer casual but enjoy dressing up for occasions. Family oriented with 3 grown kids and a granddaughter. The nest is empty and enjoying the freedom that comes with it. May be time to downsize the roost but it's home. Recently retired after 30 years in education!! Have a nice pension for the rest of my life but open to finding something fun to do. Have a passport and looking to travel more!! Boating with family and friends is always fun. I love the water. Divorced for over 10 years so no rebound here and hope to find my last love and spend the second half of life in a devoted and loving relationship. We all know we come with many different life experiences and intertwining those experiences is not always easy but possible with acceptance and understanding of each others needs and wants. My dream man would be height/weight proportionate with a solid work ethic and career. He has all he needs but longs to share his life with someone like me!! (smile)
If I put you on my favorite list, I am interested and will keep it on a couple weeks then delete if I hear nothing back....lol If I email you, I am very interested!! hint hint.... If you do the same, I will check you out and respond if you caught my attention as well. Sometimes I get emails from someone who has very little to say with a very short profile. Chances are I will not respond. Not to be rude but it takes effort to receive effort. Several pictures on a profile tend to grab my attention rather than one or two old ones. Women are visual creatures too!!! Lastly, I will NOT respond to males who are young and looking for an older woman!!! Geez....I raised my son's already!!! I prefer someone within 10 years of age unless your old and rich and willing to put me in your will....just kidding. I have a lot of living to do and want someone who feels the same.
A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"
God said, "When I made the woman she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,
yet gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."
"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."