I don't know about you...but I'm looking for a "real" bodice ripping romance with an honest, nice "ready for love" man that will lead to long term and if things work out and if it's really right...hopefully more. I can only be honest in my intention here, as I don't want to mislead anyone. I think that we are meant to "pair" here in life...and life is better spent with someone special. I'm not looking for perfection in a man, but I'm looking for someone with a zest for life. Someone who enjoys his current job or has a dream of doing something else that he wants to realize. Someone who cares enough about himself to eat healthy (all in moderation of course...) and stay in good shape for himself (for health)...and not just until he finds a woman! LOL! I try to do at least some form of exercise every day. I want to stay and be healthy. I love a good sense of humor as I love to laugh...and the brains to really know how to use it doesn't hurt either!
Respect, honesty, compassion and empathy are big in my book also (I live my life with these values too) not only towards me, but towards others also. I refuse to believe that chivalry is dead! Not looking for boring either. Challenge me. I like a little bit of thrill seeking sometimes! Someone who has (or has had) and likes having animals/pets (and doesn't mind hair on him sometimes. I have lint rollers!) as I will always have pets in my life... (a middle aged woman with cats...oh boy, what a surprise, eh?) If you have kids, great! I was not blessed to have my own, but I love kids and they have always liked me. I relate very well to them and ...heck, I'm fun!
I love movies, live theatre, select sports events, live music (was a pro singer for over 20 years), sunsets, walking or hiking, lakes and rivers, outdoors, animals, exploring new places, history (bit of a Civil War buff), reading a great story and writing one too, having fun and laughing together because without laughter life would be pretty dull. :) Would love to go to Europe soon...see England, France and Italy. And would love to someday see the pyramids in Egypt. I've been trained in the holistic world (I do healing massage therapy) and I believe in people striving to be the best they can be for themselves.
First date...you know, the sky is really the limit here. I think you need to meet briefly the first time to see if there's anything there.... meaning "chemistry" which is a strange cat EVEN if you have hit it off writing or on the phone. If there is something there then by all means let's proceed. I will say this though...I do like a man who puts some planning into a first date and makes it fun. Best way to impress me!