I am down-to-earth and emotionally stable. But I'm missing a 'partner in crime' - a versatile, intelligent man who enjoys various outdoor activities as well as attending the occasional concert and cultural event. Someone willing to start off by developing a friendship, someone with a desire to share the good times, offer emotional support (and hugs), and take the time to get to know me. I've been separated 4 years, have a few close friends, but would prefer to experience life's adventures and simple pleasures with a special someone. I come with very minimal baggage (no kids), have resolved negative feelings from the past, and am ready to move ahead, devote time to my social life and have some fun!!
Qualities I look for are openness, good sense of humour, patience, and a desire to experience new things. I enjoy travel (but find beach resorts a bit boring), roadtrips, exploring, hiking in the mountains, movies (that make you think or laugh), arts and culture. My taste in music ranges from kind of hard rock to blues to classical (try to avoid opera and rap).
People tell me I have great listening skills and a positive outlook. I am youthful in appearance (not very photogenic) and attitude, practical, can be silly at times, and appreciate male romantic gestures.....
I enjoy cooking, baking, and healthy eating. Luckily I am one of those people with a ravenous appetite who never seems to gain weight (no, I don't expect you to buy me dinner every other night!)
In the past, I downhill skied regularly and would like to participate in some active winter sports, possibly snowshoeing .....
Currently I work in the information management field at a major oil company (what could be more exciting?), taught elementary school in the past, and have experience in adult education. I would prefer to meet someone who is still working, but is close to or easing into retirement.
If you have varied interests, have a fairly active lifestyle, and are between the ages of 54 and 62, I would love to hear from you.
Something casual, coffee/tea and a snack in relaxed atmosphere so we can chat. Then if there's a connection, maybe going for a walk (you'd have to keep up with me!) or something you suggest......