It is important to me that a potential partner know what he wants and is sure. I'm a widow of going on 8 yrs. It was/is rough but I'm ready to move on, have been for a while. I've met people who want to be dominate, who want to be dominated and people that forget that they are married.
I'm just a down to earth woman looking for a down to earth partner. I'm looking for monogamous, long term but not necessarily marriage. And yes, I like walking on the beach, wine sipping and fires (contained please) I grow my own herbs and would love to have a place to grow veggies, etc. I can fix just about anything (thank you Dad)
I'm very romantic preferring thoughtful gestures than "bling". I can buy my own "sparklies".
I'm known for rescuing injured animals and strays. I don't enjoy dressing to the nines, but a nice pair of slacks and a sexy sweater are cool. I am very affectionate and touchy feelie but respect boundries of public locations and my partner's. I'm not a clinger, just like to make sure my partner know I am thinking of him.
I would like to meet someone who likes kids, cats and dogs. A partner that likes to cuddle and all that goes with a healthy happy relationship. One that realizes that me being overweight does not reflect who I am as a person. I need to go slowly to be sure that we are friends first. I'm affectionate, caring, easy going, very slow to anger (can't recall the last time I got really angry). I can speak in complete sentences, know what fork to use at a formal dinner and don't burp my wine.
I enjoy a light sassy/bantering sense of humor but never crude or crass. I don't swear, smoke and never make anyone the butt of a joke. I'm comfortable with PDAs (to a degree). I am a big reader and some great nights have been sitting at home with a partner, cuddled under a shared blanket, fire roaring, reading together. Cooking together is great too....it can be sexy and fun, not to worry if you can't cook -- I can teach you no prob. Please be somewhat local.
Although I am tired of being alone, I want things to be right and won't settle
A great first date would be to have a picnic (weather permitting) or a casual meal at a reasonably priced place and get to know the person I am with. Maybe take a walk afterwards or just sit and talk. I don't like movies as a first date, can't talk and get to know someone without disturbing others.
BTW: I have 2 bio kids and 3 step kids (all grown and on their own). I also have 6 grand children from 4 to 18 all girls. Who'd a thunk that could happen....girls 6 boys 0 game over.