hey gents, been gone for a while....ready to cast out the net again, or perhaps get ensnared in yours....
i'm a lover of life, laughter, sunsets, and sunrises..i enjoy exercising in its many forms, but especially western horseback riding, hiking, running, swimming in the long island sound with my dog, tess, and weight lifting..i truly enjoy having a good man in my life and have had a few lengthy relationships since my divorce in 1991...nice guys just not the life partner i'm hoping to meet...i am a former high school teacher who found her career rewarding but is now ready for full-time fun..i am fairly well traveled including skiing, surfing, and riding in various parts of the country and the world..yet, there is so much more to see and do and do again, and of course it's even more magical when shared with someone special...love to travel the US- local and long distance, the caribbean, and for more cultural destinations, i've been thinking about ireland or the greek isles, and ALWAYS another trip to italy, venga con me...
i don't paint my face, hair or nails, but that doesn't mean i don't take excellent care of myself...can still turn heads in a bikini and just about live in one a quarter of the year, that would be at my family home in montauk for you long island gents;-)...own heels, but would rather feel the sand between my toes...just turned 59 this summer and don't know where the time has gone...but as long as it keeps getting better, i'm good!! my family, pet family (my parrot, samba, could not be mentioned above, and he is extremely sensitive about being left out), my friends, health, and homes are all very dear to me, and i attempt to give back in ways that touch my heart as an expression of gratitude for all i've earned and been given...
as to the type of man i'm looking to meet, i'll be honest and direct, two traits i value highly...you should have a sense of humor and not take yourself too seriously, you don't look to dominate and won't be dominated, you listen as well as converse, you care about your health and your fitness, you don't feel or act your age, an optimistic outlook on life and love is a must, you need to be financially and emotionally stable (as i come with a minimum amount of baggage and drama, would require likewise)...you should be thoughtful, affectionate, available and willing to go on adventures great and small...life is not a spectator sport, so you couch potatoes and those living in their glory days need not respond...does it seem like i'm looking for too much?? always aim high is my mantra with the realization that 'you don't always get what you want...but you get what you need'...and i've always found a man who works with his hands very attractive;-)
...if you are a gentleman with a bit of an edge and much of the above sounds like you, perhaps we should be in touch....ciao for now, patricia
fyi...a picture is a must...and i don't respond to being added as a favorite or sent a gift...i don't bite, i just nibble, so drop me a line, if you have an interest...and i always give the courtesy of a reply to those who reach out...here's to catching a keeper!!!!
ahh... the first encounter, that which will determine if there is an attraction on any level to warrant another meeting...it should be after we've emailed some and spoken on the phone, the sound of a voice and the ease of conversation could be the start of something..then perhaps a walk along the ocean or down a wooded trail...walking and talking while taking in nature is casual yet telling...foul weather would find us sharing a cappuccino or a drink somewhere we could talk...i'm sure we can figure it out from there;-)