I try to live a healthy lifestyle of eating fairly healthy (though I do confess to a sweet tooth) and exercising regularly. I like to try to keep life fairly simple. I enjoy doing and trying new things - I love to learn. Sports and traveling are always fun. I would like to learn country or ballroom dancing. I'm a native Nebraskan and lifelong Husker fan. I was married for 27 years and have been through some pretty rough times in recent years. It's kind of amazing how much I've grown and strengthened as a person through the adversity. My faith has taken on a whole new perspective. I enjoy helping others and try not to be judgmental or critical. I enjoy doing volunteer work. I no longer drink alcohol, but certainly don't mind if you do. I prefer a non-smoker, but don't mind an occasional smoker. A positive outlook is important to me and I prefer to surround myself with positive-minded people. I feel like I have some pretty good qualities to offer, though am certainly less-than-perfect. I'm pretty laid back and slow to anger, but quick to forgive. I simply try to approach life and people with a calm confidence. I'm friendly and comfortable in most situations and can mix with most types of people. I'm somewhat low-key and don't seek to be the center of attention. An analytical thinker by nature, I've begun exploring my creative side and am surprisingly enjoying it. Mostly dabbling in poetry so far (never would have thought it!).
My perfect match doesn't have to be perfect, we just have to be right for one another. In fact I don't want a perfect woman - been there, tried that. The problem is you are expected to be as perfect as they believe they are :) Ergo, if you tend toward narcissism we would be an unlikely match. Ideally, I would like to find someone I can connect with on all levels - emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically and temperamentally. My match would be positive, affectionate, loyal, humble, forgiving, compromising, sweet and honestly communicative. I, like many, have endured some difficulties and heartbreaks - some admittedly of my own doing . I look back at my past to learn from it, not to dwell on it or obsess about it. I have faith that there's a wonderful future out there just waiting to be experienced with the right person.
Probably just something simple like a meet-and-greet or walk-and-talk to see if there is any of that elusive thing called "Chemistry". Possibly meet for coffee or lunch. The first meeting should be low pressure, no expectations.