My profile is hidden. Too busy and tired assisting my mom through her end-of-life phase.
You won’t need to read my mind, the right man will know he is loved, respected, and appreciated. I’m strong and assertive when necessary but gentle and tender when I can be. Don't let the lawyer thing fool you, I am often described as "kind."
I'm an INTJ, inquisitive, hold a software patent, and enjoy problem-solving - I can't pass a jigsaw puzzle without putting in a piece and if I sit down, well, it's all over. I read widely and can hold up my end of a conversation on just about anything ... except tv. I don't own a tv and not remotely interested in anything categorized as reality tv. Not afraid of long silences or intimate conversation.
I've done almost everything to build a house (I was a house lead on the 2001 Habitat for Humanity build) but totally confused trying to fix mechanical things (especially cars). Have driven solo across the US coast-to-coast and traveled solo in Europe, but would prefer to travel with a partner. I own a business in Kirkland with my son that he runs and I'm getting ready to retire from the corporate world so I've already pared down my possessions in preparation for the next phase which is full time van life. Only 5 states left that I intend to check off in 2019.
Mottos I live by:
- All boats rise with the tide (life is not a zero-sum game)
- Live and let live.
- Question authority (it's not a privilege; it's your duty and right)
- The price of anything is the amount of life you're willing to exchange for it.
- Know justice, know peace.
- It is as it is
- And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make
Looking for a man whom I find attractive; who lives life with passion and a steady demeanor. He's big enough to enfold me, and I'm strong enough for him to lean on. He believes that no matter how good life is alone, it is better when shared, and he's at a point in his life where he is able to commit to the right woman. Hopefully he likes to cook because I'm not too fond of it - he doesn't have to be vegan but it would make life together easier. He is patient with my faults and tender when I’m hurt. We may compete fiercely at canasta, target shooting, or whatever but even the ‘loser’ enjoys the consolation after. Maybe he's already a digital nomad, or retired and willing to go mobile for awhile. He is a critical-thinker, yet open to the power of observation, potential, and the ineffable awe and wonder of life.
The man I want to be with SAYS what he thinks and feels. He understands the sea as a metaphor for love - sometimes peaceful and calm, sometimes intense and scary, but always the source of life. Looking for a man who is my equal to be my friend, partner, lover, confidant, co-creator, and trusted advisor.
Can you flow without running for shore? I want to hear from you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
There are plenty of conversation starters in my profile, above - pick one or two. I respond only to messages that are personalized to something in my profile. Your message doesn't have to be long, only demonstrate you actually read my profile. I do not respond to "Hi there" or other impersonal messages.
Men only between ages of 55 to 63, Seattle/eastside, and children (if any) are emancipated.
POF has forums on numerous topics. If you want to know more about me than a crafted profile, you will find more here https://forums.plentyoffish.com
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