Vibrant and genuine ~ wrapped in long legs and a great attitude! 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 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! Am actually 59 ~ not trying to be deceitful, just don't want search parameters to interfere with fate. A combination of great genes and keeping tabs on a teenager keeps me youthful and on my toes.
As a former Oregonian ~~ LOVE the ocean, thunderstorms, and kissing in the rain. 'Some college' actually equates to a 4-year, sorority-living stint at Oregon State just a few hours shy of a degree (yes, there's a story). 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, flexibility ~~ 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. Enjoy spending time outside and in with friends and family, dog park, Lifetime Fitness, 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 five years ~ believe happiness is an 'inside job' but a life shared is a wonderful gift!. With my daughter off studying Acting at UNC my nest is newly emptied and I'm feeling like a kid again. With all this freedom I can now segue into my next exciting chapter (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 a 'man's man' (not to be confused with Neanderthal) ~~ probably white collar professional but if you can turn a wrench you will turn me on in the process. 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.
This is a great venue for an introduction but endless emails seem pointless. 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". 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...
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.