I am looking for someone who is willing to be friends. Being a friend is important to me and the base of any relationship. I can be hard to get to know, I am not secretive but private. But I can open up once I feel comfortable, I just need patience. I am not fake, I dont like to play games. I am direct, sometimes to a fault and have learned in my 40 years what I want and dont want, but I find that my line moves and is not set in stone. I like to have fun, be carefree but at the same I need someone real. I need someone not afraid to be upfront and tell me exactly what they are feeling. I try very hard not to judge and appreciate people in my life that are the same. I am looking for a MAN, I dont mean a lumberjack or anything, but a MAN. Someone that isnt wrapped up in his ego so much that is willing to listen to my opinion, take me seriously on my thoughts but in the end someone I can trust to take charge and make the real decisions. I dont need Romeo professions of love daily, its the small things I appreciate. A look, a touch, a kiss... meaningful things go a long way with me rather than fluffy "comercialized" gestures. "Anyone can make you happy by doing something special. But, only someone special can make you happy without doing anything."