I grew up in Brunswick/Hinckley, Ohio. I am now in Wooster, Ohio 7 years. I have 2 daughters, one in Wooster with one child, one near Cleveland with two children who is moving to TX shortly, and a son in OH, My son has a son in FL, a daughter in FL, another one in WA and a young son in SC. I have been divorced over 15 years now. (Was married 25 yrs. Husband has now passed.) I am 5' 7 1/2 and have green/blue eyes and my hair is a dark blond. Size 16. I am intelligent and love deep, thinking, conversations. My health is good, with very few issues, nothing serious. I have also lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, and Cleveland since my divorce in 2002.
I am now a great-grandma as of the 25th of May. I have a great-granddaughter in FL!!
If you have kids still growing up, or you may have grandchildren you are raising, that is fine.
Everyone alive has baggage, you cannot live a life without some, but mine is extremely light!
I do know what I am looking for and don’t expect to find too many on any dating site that could be a match. Even if they are an initial match doesn't mean they will be the one for a lifetime. So, now you know I am not being naive on here. But, I'm still very hopeful! Marriage? Maybe. It is not out.
I enjoy the out-of-doors and love watching and being with people. I like doing things and going places, but also like the peace and quiet of being home. I enjoy cooking, reading, watching a good movie, not all “chick-flicks” by any means either! I love science fiction and adventure movies, and a good western too. Old movies have always been a favorite too.
I think out of the box. I really am not your normal, average woman. But along the normal, average things I love a bargain, thus I love discount stores, flea markets, garage sales, auctions, resale shops, and antique stores. I enjoy going to the woods, hiking, fishing and nature and the like. I like flowers and gardening. Read my interests in the "Interest" section for more about who I am and some of my interests.(Interests doesn't mean I do all those things. (No one has that much time!)
I can landscape (I miss my flower beds!), paint a house, sew up a suit, hang wall-paper, preserve the food I can grow. I can trim trees, mow lawns, to mention only a few things I can do to run a household, besides the normal things women are expected to do such as cooking and cleaning.I owned my own business when my kids were growing up. I am artistic and creative. I come with a lot of abilities and bring a lot to the table, and I truly expect that from my partner in life to be, to have gained many abilities in his lifetime, so we can blend into a wonderful couple!!
I guess I was somewhat of a "tomboy" growing up, but definitely feminine. (My grown nephew (40) told his mom I am a classy lady, if that counts for anything.) I am more of a casual, blue-jeans gal in general, but can dress up and socialize with no problems.
Summer and autumn are my favorite seasons. Fall and its splendor never lasts long enough to suit me. I really don't like winter and cold, but winter does give me a chance to catch up on reading and the sparkling snow and even the ice storms are beautiful!
I’m spiritual, not religious - they are not the same thing. (Ask me about that if it concerns you.)
I am looking for a friend to grow into a long term possible, maybe marriage. I am not sure I want to marry again. So, if that bothers you, you might want to move on, or convince me I would want that with you! :) It isn't out of the question. I want it all, well realistically, mostly all, knowing nothing and no one is perfect, including me!
I would like someone with some similar interests. Check out my interest list, there are a lot to share there and I wouldn't mind adding some of yours. Looking for someone considerate, romantic, sharing, attractive to me (chemistry). I want someone I would be able to say that I could "kiss that face" sort of attraction, so you don't have to be an Adonis; that does not concern me. That might intimidate me anyway. I could possible relocate for the right person if the circumstances were right. It truly is much more about compatibility than anything else!
The man I would be interested in should also be attentive-not too much so, intelligent, serious; but not overly serious, compassionate, caring, and hold a good sense of humor. One who loves life and doing things, but also likes down time with quiet and peace.
I do not want to rush into anything. People rush into relationships so many times now, without even getting to know the person. Simply dating, getting to know someone may be a thing that would fill that void, and people could avoid disastrous relationships and heartaches. (If you are looking for sex by a certain number of dates, that won't be me. I don't go by what statistics say to expect.) Once you find out how someone is, you go from there.
THE DEAL BREAKERS: If these things describe you please move on: married, or still with someone legally, wanting casual sex, unstable mentally or emotionally, financially unstable, smokers, alcoholics, illegal drug use or other addictions, arrogant/self righteous, religious zealots, hateful, abusive in any way, a whiner/complainer, dishonest, or anyone looking for a "Christian wife". (I don’t mind if you are Christian, but I am not a church goer, and that will not change.)
Just so everyone knows, the "Would like to Meet You" part of this page is not free anymore. If I get an email saying you would like to meet me from that part of this page, I will not be able to find you. It is pretty much a waste of time anyway, since people judge they want to meet you by a photo, not your whole profile page. Looks are important for all people, but honestly, just looks is not a good foundation for dating someone. OH, and since political views are way up there on the list since Trump became President, if you are a fanatic Trump supporter, please move on. I was not for Hillary Clinton either. As far as _ I _ am concerned, both parties no longer have the people's interests in mind anymore. I hope for new blood in BOTH major parties, because the choices we have today are really bad, but IMO, Trump is the worst President we ever had and all his administration is no better. I am an Independent. I vote for the best person, not a party!