Hello out there! I thought I would try this website again after a long break from on line dating. I've been a teacher for over 20 years and absolutely love it. I'm an introvert by nature, but not shy. I have a small group of very good friends-it's quality, not quantity for me. I'm very easy to get along with and not easily ruffled. I can get along with almost anyone and always look for the positive qualities in others. I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, antiquing, movies, traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, drawing, painting, refinishing furniture....pretty normal and perhaps boring passtimes. I can enjoy almost any activity if the company is good. I was married for almost 16 years, separated for 4 years, and divorced for 3 years. I have spent a good deal of time figuring out what I want now, and it's about cultivating joy and authenticity, and learning as much as I can in this life.
I'm looking for a long term relationship. In a potential partner, I am looking for honesty, humor, and kindness...a man who knows what he wants out of life, has dealt with the ghosts of his past, and is ready to enjoy life. I value intelligence, chivalry, and someone who takes responsibiltiy for both the good and bad things in his life.
I think it's difficult to get a sense of who someone is through emails and texts, and I'm not here to find a pen pal. So if you want to meet someone and see where it could lead, then contact me. The best of luck out there!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A first date should be simple and short.