I'M RETIRED! After 37 years in Information Technology sales/management...I'm grateful to report - I'm done! Time to tackle the bucket list. I'm volunteering in a great program to advocate for kids in the foster system, helping with local rescue dog efforts, taking a couple of painting classes, assembled a great group of people who like to hike with their dogs, and finally I can go to the gym whenever I want! More time with friends, more time to read, more time to just "be".
And travel...The part of singleness I dislike is no built in travel partner. So let’s meet, fall madly in love and go! Kenya safari to play with lions? River Cruise on the Danube? Ice Hotel in Sweden? Hiking in New Zealand? I have a hiking trip in England and Yellowstone planned this spring ... more to come. This past year I hiked for a week in Glacier Park and Alaska - but now it's time for longer trips "across the pond(s)"! I do travel alone sometimes, but it's so much more fun with two.
I’d like to meet a confident, down to earth, bright, articulate, observant man, with clean hair and nice teeth. :-) Engineers with left-brain-ish perspective to ying/yang right brain are interesting. Right-brain, extrovert, friendly men are great too. Sarcastic is good! If your profile says “I'm funny", but there's nothing funny in your profile…well…you know. If you’re an avid Fox news fan…you probably wouldn't like me. If you have a dog(s) who’s your good friend, that's a bonus. If you really dislike dogs that's not going to work. I know, I know - single woman are too focused on their dog(s) - I am a good dog Mom and I don't apologize for it. Hey we have to love somebody. :-)
Honestly, this is awkward at best and I’m sure somebody will accuse me of being materialistic and shallow for including this. I’ve worked hard all my life and am finally going to have time to do what I like to do. I’m not rich, and I’m so truly not looking for a Silicon Valley start-up style billionaire, but I'd like to meet a man who has thoughtfully planned for retirement, so we can go enjoy many wonderful times and places in the world together.
I don't need to be attached at the hip to my partner ... I'm self sufficient and independent and not necessarily looking for a man who's retired...but finding someone who has enough time to "play" would be great. I deeply appreciate how busy life can be and trying to find time to do internet dating can be a challenge.
P.S. I used to think RVs were kind of silly. Now that I'm old (58) I keep thinking how fun it might be to travel around in a little house on wheels sometimes....Whatdayathink?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Never say never, but I do wonder if, in fact, we can we sit across from a total stranger for an hour, over our spinach salads and iced teas, to determine if we are up to the task of being each other ‘s life partner for the entire "3rd third" of our lives, much less worthy of another hour for a 2nd date? On the other hand, stealing furtive glances at the guy’s ring finger (who looks to be about my age), at Trader Joes, and walking up to him and saying “So, have you tried the Trader Joes’ spinach ravioli?”….just isn't working out all that well. I swear, I’m actually going to get up enough nerve to do that one of these days, but so far, I haven’t mustered up the courage. I’ll be happy to get done with this part and get to the part where we can wear our jammies together (in the RV - haha!) and even when I don’t wear mascara and you haven’t shaved in two days, we still think the other one is “hot”. Hehe
So after we have decided we are worthy of the next date... :-) ... let's get together and do something outside...Hike in the forest? Walk on the beach? Drive up the coast and stop at each beach and have a picnic, or lunch in Half Moon Bay? Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge? Or??