I am generally positive, out-going and high energy, but like my downtime with a good book, puttering around the garden or playing with the invention of a new dish in the kitchen. I take my work seriously and have accomplished a lot in a field that is relatively new, but balance in my life is equally important and I make sure that there is plenty of time for friends and fun. My idea of fun is pretty open – from hiking around a beautiful lake to watching World Cup soccer, to small dinner parties with friends, to hanging out in the hot tub and gazing at the stars, to pretending I’m from South America when ordering beer in Spain.
I would like to find someone like myself who considers life to be a frequent source of stories for entertainment and insight and knows how to find the maximum amount of humor in almost any situation. I’ve found this whole “dating after divorce” scene to be a great source of good stories. I’ll share mine if you’ll share yours… I'd just as soon stop collecting stories in this particular area though. Maybe you can help me with that? : )
A taste for adventure would be wonderful. I should clarify, however, that my idea of adventure is something like body surfing or traveling in a foreign country without a preset destination, a map or hotel reservations. (I once ended up heading a four wheel drive vehicle into the middle of a river in Costa Rica on this kind of, “no map,” adventure plan) But I am not sure I’d be willing to jump out of a perfectly good plane. And I have to minimize "impact" type activities these days since the joints are complaining about all the years of soccer playing. I can hike a few miles, but no bounding up and down boulders and leaping across chasms.
I have an independent business teaching negotiation and mediation and conducting mediations, and I love the flexibility and autonomy that this gives me. The boss is very kind and gives me all the vacation I can afford. : ) I have also discovered that I have a passion for teaching, perhaps because it is a performance art in a sense, giving the clown in me an outlet and because the subjects I teach are rich in personal growth. I’d love to find someone who has also learned a lot about good listening, communication and what intimacy really means, either through their work or other pursuits.
Other than that, I suppose I’m similar to most folks on this site who love good music, dancing, walks on the beach etc. Is there anyone who doesn't like those things?
Ultimately, I’m hoping to find “chemistry” with a special someone who has humor, intelligence, integrity, and an appreciation for redheads. If any of this strikes a chord with you, please get in touch. All the best with your search!
Sorry, NOT ON "MEET ME" so if you want to chat, best to write or I can't see who you are.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Keep it light. Maybe a glass of wine? A walk around the Reservoir? Coffee?