Another update: If you are politically conservative, we won't be a good match.
And still ANOTHER update, since I've moved from Tucson to St Louis.
I don't understand why the only ones who want to meet me either live too far away - mostly on the Illinois side of the river - or completely across the state. To repeat myself, I CAN'T DRIVE. You would have to be willing to visit me. Nor am I interested in moving again, or taking long road trips. Or in dealing with someone who thinks smoking is a bad thing, and expects me to quit to suit them.
Color me boggled. WHY does POF keep matching me with golfers? I couldn't see a golf ball if it hit me in the face! I also don't understand why the "matches" that POF gives me are in their late 40s to early 50s, who all want someone 10 years or more younger than themselves. Cripes, I'd like to find someone in my own generation. I'm also boggled that men who add me to their favorites, men who appear to have many of the same interests and hobbies that I do, won't respond to any message - especially the ones who say they answer all messages. Not quite all, it seems.
I’m not into games and drama (unless you include my reaction to being burgled). I am low maintenance - I can’t wear eye makeup, so I don’t wear any. I’d rather have clothes that are comfortable and wear well, i.e., shorts, jeans, and tees. I’m not sure I even own a dress anymore.
My profile bounces from 'casual' to 'hang out' to 'friends' etc., but like most others, I'd prefer it if something more serious developed. It's hard to consider that without getting to know someone first but so far it seems like very few are interested in that. I'm frequently amazed at the rudeness I encounter if I send anyone a message, even one just complimenting them on an interesting profile. And I'm still blocked after nearly 2 years by someone who took offense at being told he had an interesting profile - anyone who can hold a grudge (?) that long isn't someone I want to know anyway. I've given up on finding a significant other, so now I'm looking for friends to hang out with. Nor am I interested in one night stands.
I drink - not much. I smoke - not much. If and when I think it's warranted. I swear. I do NOT understand why men who also smoke have a non-smoking restiction in their mail settings. I also don't get the 'personality' thing - about half of them apply to me on any given day, but the one that never changes is the Animal Lover. The second language thing also frustrates me. I've studied three other than English, and picked up smatterings of several others, all of which are fading due to lack of use.
I spent nearly all of my adult life in rural Alaska, much of it on a semi homestead. The lake in the photo is where I spent much of that time, the far northwest corner of it. Lots of rowing or walking around during freeze up and break up - it was a mile one way from house to nearest parking place.
I’m a sucker for abused and neglected animals, they seem to keep finding their way into my life. Now I'm down to 1 small bird and 2 dogs. Since I've been on POF two dogs died of old age, one developed cancer and I had him put down, rather than allow him to suffer. I’ve been a private rescue of critters with fur or feathers for nearly 50 years.
I’m honest, compassionate, loyal, keep my promises. I’m tolerant of just about anything other than child or animal abuse, but I also don’t have much patience with chronic whiners. I should also say that my 'other religion' is not New Age, or any of the various Eastern religions - I believe religion is one's own business, and I promise not to try to convert anyone else to mine. You believe what comforts you, I'll believe what comforts me.
If you think smoking is evil, or feel the need to convert others to the religion of your choice, please don’t waste both our time. It’s not gonna happen, neither converting me nor making me quit smoking. Nor will I get rid of my animals to please you. They were here first.
I’m legally blind and can’t drive. That means I walk wherever I go, and can’t meet anyone halfway between wherever they are and I am. And since I don't see well, I also can't play golf or tennis or shoot pool, etc. I do see well enough to take care of myself and my critters. And these days, my walking is a lot more limited due to a bad drug interaction which is fading much more slowly than the effects hit.
I collect profiles. If you find yourself on my favorites list, it might mean that you know how to spell and use grammar properly, and occasionally it means something you said or do interests me. You’re welcome to write and ask, I always answer.
I have a decidedly warped sense of humor that's gotten me into trouble more than once, but I also don't have naturally curly lips so people don't usually realize I'm laughing at them. Probably a good thing, that...
If you’ve read this far, what do you have to offer in return? PLEASE, do not lie about what you are able to do. Most of the things I have in my interest list are things I have done, not that I still do. Getting older sucks, but reality checks do have to be cashed.
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Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I don't expect to have a real one again, but never say never. It's one of those things that will bite you in the ass when you least expect it.