Looking for the beginning of nurturing and fulfilling relationship with a man who is ready to take the next step in a friendship first, relationship second endeavor. If you are articulate, funny and enjoy the subtle nuances of a solid relationship, we have many things in common. I would prefer your children be grown and left the nest. Just someone to start slow, talk it out, find our differences and commonalities and hopefully merge them into a committed trustworthy partnership in time. I don't really have any physical attributes in mind as far as race or size or hair color or height. Just be a self assured man who is reality based and able to deal with life's imperfections and move forward from that point. I am gainfully employed, and have a reasonable expectation of those characteristics in a prospective mate. Please no one line replies, just tell me a little about you and what your (40-56) years on this planet have taught you about us females...I am a great listener and evaluator before making decisions. If you want to have an email/text buddy I probably am not your type, I am more attuned to personal phone or webcam conversations...Until we meet..