I hope to find someone to share play, passion, learning and love in the context of a long-term, exclusive, healthy relationship. I have a career I enjoy and that lets me contribute. My children are young adults now. I sing and play guitar and djembe drums. I sometimes perform at a coffee shop in Arvada--lots of variety--folk, light rock, jazz, American Songbook, classical, anything that sounds good. My radio is usually turned to KBCO or NPR. I love to be outdoors in the sunshine hiking, bicycling and kayaking, or cuddling indoors with the savory smells of cooking on the stove.
This paragraph is updated (6/13) to reflect some stronger sharing about what I hope to find in a man. I am looking for someone with an inquiring mind who is smart, articulate, serious and silly, likes to exercise without getting compulsive, and enjoys or makes music. I gladly raised my sons and stepdaughter, and enjoy my grandchildren, but your children need to be older at this point. That said, I am family and friends oriented, and the man I am seeking will be connected with family and friends, sharing the good times and bad. I am liberal, and my match will likely be liberal too. I was initially very open to a cross-political relationship, but the condescension I have experienced while attempting to find common ground has made me think that unlikely. Now a word about conflict. At this point in our lives, there will be differences between every single one of us on POF, and less flexibility for change. This means we will need to have healthy, honest open discussions and resolutions about conflicts that are more intense than whether we want to eat Italian or Chinese. Stuff happens, and that's OK, as long as we slow down, assume the best, and figure it out. That sort of maturity and genuine kindness is essential for a long-term relationship to thrive. Mutual passion is important to me, as are big, joyous hugs. So is the trust that can only be built over time as a man shows that he is a gentleman in both his manners on a date and his long-term commitment and actions. That man will find a loving, strong, kind, funny, passionate, kinky, smart, and very fun-loving woman to wake up to in the morning and snuggle with at night.
I have loved and been loved. I am ready to love again. Drop me a line if these words strike a chord.