I grew up on a ranch in Humboldt County, worked as a choker-setter in the woods in the Klamath area, owned and operated many businesses. Right now I'm back in college. I raised my 3 kids and home-schooled them for a while; they are doing very well, thank you. I have a small menagerie on the acre I am half owner of, so liking animals is a bonus. If you live near the ocean, extra bonus points. If you have a boat, take me fishing.
Please don't contact me if you think all I can do is ride my Harley, but I'm open to a road trip. If you greet me with "Hi, Sexy.", I will not respond...... I am much more than my curves. And be gainfully employed or at least financially secure, you are NOT moving in with me.
I am attracted to tall men with broad chests, big shoulders, and a brain to go with the brawn; if you can't hold up your end of a conversation and discuss many topics, I will not be interested long enough to get past that first meeting. If we get past that first meeting, make sure your life insurance is paid up because walks on the beach aren't enough for very long.
I do not believe in "soul mates"; everyone has different priorities at different times of their lives, but I believe in good friends, good times, and a good laugh. I am honest to a fault; being coy in your 20's may be cute, but getting close to 60, it just wastes time. Maybe we will just be good dinner companions that lament suffering the fools in our lives, but a good friend is priceless; I can never have too many. My only unconditional requirement is that you respect me as a woman, a mother, and a person. I can only be with a man that I can respect also.
I like red wine, Jack Daniels, ribeye steaks-rare, seafood, cheesy horror flicks, classic movies, a good potato salad, garlic, gardening, wood working, snorkeling, filmy negligees, camping, room service, dive bars, a sandwich by the side of the road, haute cuisine- as long as the portions are big enough that I don't need to go to Burger King afterwards, reading fiction, the theater, and travel to not-so-developed warm places.
I think that just about covers it.
Who knows? I want to meet someone that I feel comfortable talking with about anything and everything and you better be up for a little verbal sparring. Let's go do something friends would do and laugh at ourselves or each other if either of us does something stupid. If we decide we just GOTTA kiss, then- yowza. I will probably request that we do something over on the coast or you can fly me to Corsica on your private jet. Your choice.
Note that I am separated and have essentially been that way for 6 years, but I am physically and emotionally ready to move on should a man come along that makes me what to spend all my time with him alone. (In the interim, I need insurance until Medicare kicks in. ;-D) So far that hasn't happened, but I have made a couple friends on here and we get together occasionally to compare POF war stories- what are yours? ;-) Also, I am NOT happy that I have gone back to smoking, but I find that when I am content, I don't smoke- make me content..