I am basically happy and outgoing - an intelligent and independent woman who is interested in meeting a man with a compatible mind-set. I prefer someone who wants to go out and do things together, explore together. I am retired, and am able to be very available at most times except as home projects or part-time "side jobs" intrude.
This site insists we say "dating, friends, long term" or whatever we can figure out fits our situation. Well, I selected "long-term", because that is ultimately what I am hoping to find, but we all know that "dating" is where it all starts. I'm not going to try to make any square pegs fit a round hole here, I'm simply open to meeting and getting to know one another and see where that leads.
Humor and intelligence appeal to me, as does the spark in your eye.
I love to dance to 60's & 70's rock & roll. I also love museums, concerts, theater, and leisurely walks through old shops in a new-to-me town.
If it matters to you that I be able to be a "skinny Minnie", I may not be right for you. My weight ebbs and flows like the tide... I achieve a smaller body from time to time, but biology has fought me on this all of my life. I tend to be an XL or L most of the time. If this is a deal breaker for you, you can move on and I won't be offended... I am certainly NOT a massive woman, and I am NOT looking for someone who only dates big women as a sexual preference.
I don't have a bunch of "requirements" or cutesy qualifiers to throw at you - if you think I seem interesting, let me know and we'll go from there. I prefer to look at each contact as an individual and hope for the same in return.
By the way, the glass isn't half full or half empty, it's just a half-glass with potential to be more or less. Let's raise our glasses, shall we? Mine will contain red wine... and yours?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First dates can seem imposing, but needn't be. If you want to meet me, and I want to meet you, we'll decide a venue and make that happen. If either of us doesn't feel any chemistry, the first outing may be the only one, but neither should feel hurt about that. After all, we're looking for a "fit", and the first face-to-face often shakes out what doesn't fit.
That said, I'll meet for coffee, a beer, a glass of wine, whatever sounds good to you. Preferably in a public setting so we both feel less pressure - wouldn't want you to be scared of me. =)