I'm looking for someone with whom to socialize, date, have as a friend, and see where that may go. I like books, good films, great food (I love to cook and am good at it), dancing (I was an instructor for 8 years), quiet conversation, exploring ideas, music, and laughter. I have a very good sense of humor, which is, in my view, essential to deal well with life, and have no problem laughing at myself. I'm a romantic at heart, affectionate, considerate, and a listener. If you are that woman who likes intelligent and witty conversation; enjoys walking on a crisp night with stars as our companions; is looking for a man who will treat her like the woman she is and not try to make her into what he thinks she should be; who desires affection, whether holding hands on a walk, cuddling on a couch, or just a brush of my hand through her hair as I walk by, and would like a little poetry in her life, notes left in unexpected places, or a short story written just for you, send me a message. If you are highly intelligent and have found that some men can't handle that well, then message me--I find intelligent women exciting. My pet peeves: hypocrisy, willful ignorance, and bullies of any kind. I have no interest whatsoever in one-night stands or game playing. I do not brachiate from woman to woman like some less evolved primates. I'm not a Charlie Sheen.
I recently retired (in May) from a well-established professional career. I was on the faculty at one of the local regional universities (teaching in the humanities and the sciences), I've been divorced nine years after a 16-year marriage and have a 25-year-old son who is temporarily living with me again. No messy "ex's" stuff--it was a friendly divorce, with no child custody issues, and she has remarried, and we remain friends.
My work had kept me pretty busy, and now that I'm retired, I'd prefer to get out more and do some things with someone who is single and has interests similar to mine, and, if you have others, maybe get me hooked on what you like to do. I won't reply unless you have a photo posted.
As for Dorothy's dreams, you'll have to contact me for what I think about that.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Let's discuss that together and see what our best options are.