I would describe myself as an intelligent, professional, hard-working, self-sufficient, independent, good-looking female that likes to enjoy life in a variety of ways depending on who I with, as long as we're both laughing and having fun. I'm hoping to find a man that will become my best friend and lover; one that I can look up to, respect and honor, laugh and have fun with, talk about anything and everything with, and know that we are the center of each others universe. I'm really not very country, and not looking for a "good ole country boy" simply because our backgrounds would be too different. I don't hunt, and the only fishing I've done is deep sea fishing with my Father when we lived in Florida. I have camped; as a child we spent almost every summer traveling across America in a pop-up camper, and those are great memories! Given the right person, I could be talked into a camping adventure again ;)
I have tried to keep myself at a healthy weight, and basically eat a healthy, balanced diet, and exercise on a regular basis; but I'm not fanatical about it. I don't have a perfect model body, and am not looking for Mr Muscles; but if you smoke, drink to excess, do drugs, or look 6 months pregnant, I won't be interested. I would like a man that has enough energy and zest for life so we can get out of the house, go places and do things. And, I think there's nothing more sexy than an intelligent man.
I enjoy day trips, weekend get-a-ways, going to live sporting events, hiking on the parkway, strolling around downtown, and movies. I'm more into science-fiction/action-drama movies like Star Trek, Die Hard, and all the Marvel Super Heroes of the past few years. My Grandfather was a writer for a small town paper, and a huge science fiction buff, so I suppose I inherited my love of reading similar books like the Odd Thomas collection by Dean Koontz, anything Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Stephanie Meyers, Anne Rice and Deborah Harkness from him. I believe in treating others as you want to be treated, and I have raised my children to be honest, kind and respectful of others beliefs, property, and feelings. I enjoy a variety of music and played piano and flute as a child. I like rock, some happy country, blues, jazz, opera, big band, even classical; but rock is my favorite.
Being older, having my own friends and enjoying time to myself means I understand that we do not have to be together 24/7. I understand that couples need time apart, so we don't lose our own identity. I won't expect 10 texts or calls a day updating me with your every move. I won't go through your phone to read texts or numbers, or go through your email.
As I mentioned, I enjoy a variety of activities and am open to learning and trying new things, whether it's a new restaurant to try, or a new sport to learn. I enjoy riding horses and bikes, going to a shooting range, a picnic on the parkway, darts and pool (if you don't laugh at my attempt to play), a baseball or football game, skiing, and even golf (if I drive the cart ;).
With my son away at college now, and a daughter that works and in high school, I have plenty of time to myself to find and nurture a relationship with someone special. Could it be you?
PS: I don't mind sending a few messages back and forth, but the objective is to meet face to face. Only then can you find out if you have any chemistry together. And if you haven't read "He's Just Not That Into You", its an eye-opening read for men and women.
For a first date I would be up for anything that lets us have time to just talk and get to get to know each other, from dinner over sushi to going horseback riding, putt putt golf or a real round of golf (I've always wanted to learn) to a ride on your motorcycle, time at a shooting range, a picnic in the park, or a fun park with race cars and rock climbing, or skiing/snowboarding in the winter (still getting the hang of it!). For a first meet, I'm up for coffee or drinks, brunch or lunch. Start out simple and take it from there.