I'm a retired elementary school teacher who is looking for friendship first, possibly leading to more in the future. I enjoy traveling and would very much like to meet someone who is physically free and financially secure enough to do the same. I'm very independent and am surrounded by many great, long time friends. If we both compliment each other in a positive way...that would make me happy. I'm very laid back and am not one to overly enjoy formal situations. I've been told that I clean up nicely for those that I can't avoid...but for the most part, you'll find me in a pair of jeans. An ideal date for me would be any that included interesting conversation and a mutual connection. It never matters to me where I am...but rather who I'm with. I've spent most of my adult life single and find that I'm very comfortable with alone time. For that reason, I would hope to meet a woman who at this stage of her life, is more interested in the quality of a relationship rather than the quantity of time spent together. Don't get me wrong...if I met the "right" person, I would certainly want to spend a good deal of time together...but I would also want to respect each other's need for space.
For the last three winters, I've been lucky enough to get away to spend them in Florida...usually in the area of Boynton Beach. I hope to continue to do this in the future and would love to have someone special join me.
I have been a fine arts photographer for over 40 years and am at my most peaceful with my cameras in hand and a beautiful natural scene in front of me. I photographed weddings for years as well as sporting events and portraits. I also taught photography through a local adult education program and always enjoy sharing what I've learned. I include some of my photos on my profile...because I think they say much more about who I am than I can with words alone.
I will not respond to any emails from someone without a photo. I have my photos on my profile so that anyone can see, before contacting me, if there may or may not be a physical connection....I am expecting the same in return. I also tend not to respond to "Hey There"...if that's all you can come up with for an initial email...I don't think we'll have much to talk about...sorry.