Vibrant and genuine ~ wrapped in long legs with a great attitude and grateful heart! Die-hard romantic ~ just as swept away by an unexpected slow dance in the kitchen as a candlelit dinner in the swankiest restaurant. Fueled by an entrepreneurial, sensual, compassionate, positive, and playful spirit. A stylish 'girlie girl' at times who loves to get dolled up in a sexy dress and heels ~ yet equally comfortable without the makeup (see posted selfies) and fancy clothes. Love to play 'Hostess' from elegant to...well, ask me about the "Red(Neck), White(Trash), and Beer" party! Self-sufficient (unless it has eight legs or requires power tools) and refuse to sweat the small stuff!
(Note: You may want to grab a cup of coffee or a drink before settling in to read this novella and, no, this is not some 300 pound guy in Nigeria ;-)...)
Am actually 6O ~ not trying to be deceitful, just don't want search parameters to interfere with fate. (Have been mistaken for younger my entire adult life ~~ hated that in my 20s but mom told me someday it would be a good thing.) A combination of great genes, years in PAC NW climate, fairly healthy living, and having my daughter in my late 30s has kept me youthful and exuberant.
As a former Oregonian (Corvallis) ~~ LOVE the ocean, thunderstorms, and kissing in the rain. 'Some college' actually equates to 4 years (Oregon State), just a few hours shy of a degree (yes, there's a story), and a sorority-living stint in the 'KAT' house (Kappa Alpha Theta) where we sometimes answered the phone "which 'kitty' do you want" ~ yes, seriously.
After years in the corporate world left the rat race in '99 to launch an executive search firm placing talent nationwide. Revel in the freedom and flexibility ~~ can run my business from anywhere ~~ a laptop and a phone and I'm good to go. Love calling the shots in the comfort of my own home sans the business suit (see 'office' pics ;-).
Enjoy spending time with friends and family, dog park, everything LIVE (comedy, music, theater) ~ MAJOR movie buff (all genres except gruesome horror films) ~ On my DVR: Sons of Anarchy (I know ~ lots of violence but the writing and acting is incredible), Chicago Fire, Suits, and, of course Shark Tank to feed the entrepreneur in me!
Divorced 7 years ~ believe happiness is an 'inside job' but a life shared can double the enjoyment and pleasure! With my thespian daughter off draining her college fund, all this freedom makes me feel like a kid again while seguing into my next exciting chapter of this beautiful gift of life! (LOVE kids so if yours are still under your roof ~ bring 'em on!)
Of course much more is required for lasting love but that undefinable, magical 'spark' is what ignites the flame. Therefore, no 'laundry list' except TALL and I gravitate to more of an alpha male 'man's man' (not to be confused with Neanderthal ~ although I'm not opposed to you pulling my hair on occasion ;-)).
Physical affection and intimacy feeds my soul ~ want to be best friends who can't keep our hands off each other. No 'Utopia'~ both committed to building, nurturing, and enriching a beautiful partnership while managing life's curve balls as dedicated, unwavering, "I have your back" teammates. Feeling 'home' in each others arms and always finding sanctuary in 'us'~ the couple with a secret language, private jokes, and an electrifying sparkle when our eyes lock. (Yes they exist and I intend to be one of them.)
This is a great venue for an introduction but the only way to gauge a true connection is to meet in the real world. Therefore, I subscribe to the theory of "drop the mouse and get out of the house". (Truth be told I swiped that from someone's profile ~~ yes, plagiarism is alive and well on POF!) Ready to take a chance on love and be swept off my feet for that magical kitchen dance. If you are on the same page, our stories may be destined to converge.
Yep ~ still believe in the fairy tale ~ so slay these online dragons, scale this cyberspace castle, and let's ride off to happily ever after! ”
I can't quite wrap my arms around a quick 'hello' at Starbucks -- too business meeting-ish and, given my profession, I would probably start interviewing you - ha! So, probably a 'meet and greet' for a drink or some other type of casual encounter where we can determine the viability of a 'real' first date which could be anything since we'll be doing it with someone we want to spend time with.