For starters, at the risk of sounding jaded, please read about me. I am not looking for a weekend date. I am 5'7", slender build and very proud of my 2 children who are ages 15 and 17. They are the center of my earth.I admire men who are confident, financially independent and enjoy a passion for life. You are committed to what you do daily, whether at work or in the relationships with your family and friends. It is important to me that we begin as friends first that builds to a long term partnership. Most importantly, insecure or controlling men need not respond. My perfect date will be a comfortable casual romantic dinner followed by a walk in the moonlight with our favorite glass of wine. I picture us sitting and having great conversation.