My profile pic was taken summer 2018! The others range from 2014-2018.
Call my old fashioned. Unless a "friend thing", i tend to wait for the guy to make the first move. I catch up pretty quickly lol. If you are smart and we share core values, that is a start!
You? I can be friends with anyone. But with respect to intimacy? Definitely am seeking that amorphous, long term, monogamous relationship with a mix of chemistry, respect and “getting one another” totally.I yearn for a partner who is loving, giving-- yet strong & protective, smart not necessarily an intellectual, monogamous and best friend! BTW Gotta be a good kisser! Must love animals and kids:)
Live Where? My house has been "finally" sold in Aptos and temporarily renting in Santa Cruz. Originally from NYC, Ithaca, Pa and NJ. I want to be part of "community" and find the right man to share a long term monogamous relationship.
Exploring different areas to live. Like it here in Santa Cruz, but getting crowded and too expensive for retirement. I have faith in the universe to provide while I do its bidding. Each day gets me closer to a final destination.
Me? Risk taker, highly intuitive & with the "right man" nurturing, gentle & quite passionate. Quick witted for fun & banter, but really seeking peace and trust in a relationship.
Lifestyle: I have started a singles group in my area and surrounding neighborhoods. Meeting some great people and filling a void. Enjoy dancing, jazz, as well as other music. Have a passion for life, nature, people and animals. I can be chatty, but when in nature or alone with wildlife: not a beep out of me! Have been in sync with mother nature and the universe ever since I can remember, so I don't need a guru!
It would be nice to hold the right person's hand when situated away from the crowds and bustle and rest my head on his shoulder star gazing, by a body of water or in the middle of a grassy field. :)
Was raised in working class environment, so tend to feel comfortable there despite the "education". Most of my colleagues back east were similarly raised and we were a mix of different kinds of folk with different jobs, different ethnicities, but similar roots and values. The two smartest people I have ever met did not have college degrees. Go figure!
History: Prior health care exec, adoptive mom at age 50, retired but soon to voluntarily help start USA arm of non profit art coop for Kenyan village. Friend there will run it.
Goals at the moment: Downsizing "further", helping my grand kids and Kenyan friends, wanna write that book! Last but not least: find 'The One". Do not wish to meet racists, Trump supporters, or animal phobes as not who I am. You must be a good kisser and snuggler and spooner:)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
After some minimum time back and forth online, I think a phone connection is a good start to see how we "relate". I'll meet someone for coffee or tea first, unless we thought we could be friends "no matter what". Not adverse to friends, although my first priority is to meet "the one". I have met men from afar. They do the travel and if needed I pay for the stay here so it's a team approach. But practically speaking, how do I develop a relationship with an "afar" visitor?