Oops! I accidentally put in the wrong criteria for a search and ended up reading the profiles of my competition. So many women who are beautiful inside and out! I don't envy you guys trying to sift through us all.
So how am I different? Young at heart, intelligent, compassionate women in their mid 50s are a dime a dozen. But maybe in that I spent a large chunk of my adult life as a truly single parent to my 2 children (no trading weeks with dad), so I am self sufficient, resourceful...and humbled by my life experiences. I have recently embarked on a new career in nursing which is a great job in many respects but can't fill the space waiting for someone extraordinary. I love the outdoors and exercise regularly mostly by cycling. I need music to cheer me, inspire me, distract me (a smattering of contemporary and old school rock, classical, country, international, hip hop/rap, motown, light jazz). I also love interacting with and learning about people of all ages, lifestyles and cultural backgrounds.
I'm looking for someone who is as interested in and inspired by me as I am in him, physically and mentally. If I had three wishes they would be that you are other-oriented, open-minded, and enjoy and value life. I could write a much longer and more detailed wish list, but at the end of the day it's the fit of personalities, senses of humor and temperments that matter most. (Subtle hint: I'm a sucker for people with huge generous thoughtful hearts and creative minds, especially those who dedicate even a part of their lives to making the world a better place.)
And if we're lucky enough have one of those unique chemistries and the relationship progresses past "Go", my vision of a successful relationship includes both people having the freedom to "move about the cabin" of our lives, with enough in common to keep the fires going but with respect and tolerance for our differences. Most of all, no relationship will work without the ability to communicate through the inevitable conflicts. My approach is direct and honest and without judgment. I would hope yours is too. Beyond that, I'm open to all possibilities.
With the right person, I could have fun at a laundromat. With the wrong person, a romantic dinner is awkward. Meeting for coffee initially at a place with a comfortable atmosphere would be a place to start.