I am a mature-minded woman with a Christian-based spiritual background. I come from a southern upbringing where morals and integrity were infused and are important to me. I am someone who enjoys being around family & friends. My desire is to meet my best friend (preferably one who knows the Lord) in the hopes that we can build a strong foundation that will sustain a lasting relationship. I am most comfortable in the company of an intelligent man that is able to articulate his thoughts and needs; someone who can appreciate the candor with which I express even difficult feelings like anger and fear. I do not like having to tell a man how to be supportive; I would prefer one who is attentive enough to arrive at that revelation on his own. My preference is a man whose masculinity is evident and not at all in question; these attributes help to define his character. A good example of the versatility I desire would be one who is comfortable taking me to the Opera or simply slamming some bones-whatever the occasion calls for. Someone who is not blindsided by his material gains - yet can appreciate nice things. Many people have exterior attributes, but it is ultimately the genuineness, intellect and overall make-up of a person that seals the attraction for me. I am neither self-centered nor insecure; I simply like what I like! If you are one who is limited in your goals, unwilling to change your perspective on things, and prefer staying home - I am probably NOT the woman for you. Age is but a number; however I find I am most comfortable interacting with the 40 and over crowd.