Down to earth, honest, curious, open minded and considerate; after focusing too heavily on business I'm actively focusing on myself, and someone special in my life.
You'll be smart, quick witted, conversational, friendly, easy going, a gifted communicator, broadly curious, and serious about making the world a little bit better each day. You'll be affectionate and welcome hugs and kisses for no reason. Cuddling while watching a movie is also welcome.
Friends are important to both of us, and we make time for socializing with those we care about. Having friends stop by, backyard bbqs, casual group dinners at home are all part of normal life for me. I really enjoy entertaining, and if that includes your extended family and friends, all the better. I shift with ease from 5 star dining to a simple supper on the patio, and enjoy either end of the spectrum.
I work for myself in a sales/marketing consulting role, and like what I do. In my free time I generally have 3 or 4 books going (mostly non-fiction, but not always) and a couple of “projects”: mosaics, beading, refurbishing an old piece of furniture, replanting all the containers, paper crafting or sewing. The creative process is important to me, and while I don’t consider myself an artist, I do like to be elbow deep in grout or soil or surrounded by fabric and beads. The more tactile, the better.
I'm very honest. Maybe too much so for some people. But I find it so refreshing to share what the real story is, don’t you? If you avoid or shirk from the truth, we are probably not a good match. Part of getting close for me is being willing to be vulnerable, to share fears as well as wins, to learn to trust each other with the hard parts of living and growing. I'm very committed to personal growth, so I’m best suited for those who are authentic and honest. I am very able to laugh at myself, would love that trait in a partner.
This all sounds a lot more serious than I am…all of this is true, but it’s also true that I love to laugh, to take it easy, to kid around and just hang out. If you are easygoing and funny, we’ll likely get along.
Local northern California only please.. I believe a relationship builds slowly with day to day connections, I'm not interested in long distance connections. I am sorry, but I won't take the time to answer those writing from outside of my area.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
If the weather is fair, I'd want to meet for coffee, which turns into a long walk, followed by dinner....an ideal first meet is one neither of us wants to come to an end. On a less nice day, it might be coffee to matinee to a little teahouse, all with lots of conversation.
Once we have survived the first meeting and want to book an actual "date", it's likely dinner (maybe ethnic, someplace fun and casual, but not too loud to talk) that lasts forever, maybe out on the coast, so we can follow with a beach walk and sitting on the sand talking for hours. Talking, touching, connecting, getting to know one another till the sun comes up or the police shoo us away like teenagers.