I am laid back, friendly, kind to others, intelligent enough to carry on a good conversation, and can whip up some excellent humor when the mood is right. I'm often told that I don't look my age (probably due to the lack of gray hair), but my body sometimes reminds me of it. There are people that still run marathons at my age, and there are others that can barely walk, so I feel fortunate to be somewhere in a respectable "in between" place. But I will be retired from my day job as of June 1st 2016, and will use some of my new free time to get myself into better shape. I know the feeling of being physically fit, and there is nothing like it! Not sure how far I'll get, but better fitness is one of my goals.
I have been a musician almost my entire life, and don't intend to stop playing unless it is no longer fun. I play guitar and I like blues, old R&B, jazz, classic rock, and occasionally some pop. You can find me out playing 2-4 times a month at various wineries, clubs/restaurants, and summer patios. Right now playing is a great creative outlet, and I take whatever gigs are offered (which is around 35-40 for the spring and summer months). But I can control how many gigs I play, and would make room for a relationship.
I like going places, but not all that fond of the traveling part when it's a long and grueling car ride, unless there are spectacular vistas to be seen in the process. But road trips can be fun if planned right. I finally got my passport, and I plan to use it, and I will certainly put up with a long plane ride in order to see some of the world, but traveling solo isn't all that much fun, so I would like to have a travel partner. I would also love to go see some of the national parks out west.
I have a dog, and I do try to keep the house relatively free from evidence of having one, but if you have one you know how that goes. Meeting someone that's also an animal lover and accepts the responsibilities of pet ownership is pretty important to me.
If you send me a message, and I don't reply, I am probably not interested. Sorry, but that's just how it works here. The unfortunate part about this online dating is that there must be a visual attraction to start. The same goes for me as it does you. All we can do is hope that we message the right person at some point.
First date is really just an "introduction" to the person behind the email and profile... a time to talk, have some laughs over coffee or whatever. After that, both can decide whether there is enough interest to meet again.