At this point (my age) I probably should stop trying to find who I've been looking for. The time for "sharing life together" is more behind me than in front of me. But I keep these things going just in case someone who might be her happens to see it anyway, so that she'll know that I existed and that I've been here.
I'm always open to something not-so-serious, I guess, depending...but the following is all about any possibility of a real Relationship (long-term; monogamous; with a close, sharing, intertwining of life and common life-direction).
Basically, no matter what else (common interests, compatible personalities, etc) NOTHING matters to me unless three things are true about you, have always been, and these three things are established from the very beginning:
1 - You believe in love. And you understand it. Period.
2 - You have always been looking for me. Not just later in your life, but always. Not just "open" to something more serious, but looking. Moreover, you always make this clear instead of not mentioning it for a chance of simple sex or thinking that you'll scare someone off.
3 - You don't want someone just to have someone, but you want someone particular and for a real Relationship.
There are MANY other things which are important, and that we need to spend time learning about each other...if the above are true about you, that is no guarantee and we still may not belong together...but for there to be anything which is at all serious and real, these three things must be true about you before you ever talked to me or saw this profile.
(My pictures are not recent.)
I am not wealthy or formally educated...not by lack of ambition or trying...but if you must have someone who is "established", you might not like me.
In order to go on dates with me: You need to be the kind of woman who does her own active searching and is capable of messaging me first, instead of only waiting for men to message you; You are not ruled by a shallow first-impression-myth, and you don't have premature expectations for first-dates; Your intentions for the first few dates are to learn who I am and let me learn who you are, instead of operating according to any foregone conclusions; On our first dates, you'll insist on going 'dutch' and will open your wallet and take care of yourself without it even being discussed.