(Note: All my photos are from the past two years. Are yours?)
You love life, and, like me, strive to be an active participant in it. There's still that little girl in you who occasionally does impulsive things, just because she can.
Like me, you try and live a healthy lifestyle, which includes moderation if you drink alcohol, healthy eating, of course no smoking, and an exercise regime which may include swimming, and you particularly enjoy walking, riding our bikes and kayaking in a wilderness setting as opposed to a more genteel or urban area. The occasional camping trip would intrigue you.
Isn’t it fun for both to be cooking in the kitchen, making interesting dishes as opposed to frequent dining out? At our age, we are neither a Barbie nor a Ken, but we should both be working to trying to keep an appropriate height/weight ratio. Trust me, I know how that is not something that comes with out work or easily.
Conservation of our natural environment is an important part of who I am, and I hope you would feel similarly. Similarly, history and historical settings intrigue me as we have so much to learn from it, hopefully to learn and pass on better decisions; and actions to those that come after us. Previous very active at a leadership level in conservation boards at regional and national levels. This includes our provincial Endangered Species board for 14 years. Hopefully this video impacts you the same as it did me: https://youtu.be/WmVLcj-XKnM
I am not religious, although I do have a spirituality that is very nature based. I expound on it elsewhere. If a God or gods come first from your perspective, we likely are not a match. Similarly, I rarely watch TV, and hopefully your weekly activities are not determined by what show is on TV. However, you may enjoy occasional conversations that explore subjects like consciousness or mindfulness as well as philosophical discussions on various topics, even if perspectives may differ.
As a snowbird, I am hoping to find a full-time committed relationship that would include you being that would mean summers in Canada and winters in a condo in Florida in the Tampa Bay area. If you’re still working you would know that a relationship like that takes particular hard work, but it is oh so worth it if you (and me) connect with the right person.
Intelligence is very, very sexy to me, and important in a relationship. Intellectual foreplay is as good as physical, and I love to practice it frequently. We both understand the difference between having sex and making love, and hopefully we both see each other as sexual beings, one where sex, in a committed relationship, is important and we both enjoy frequently, sensual, exploration with our partner. Casual relationships is something neither one of us gravitate to.
A spiritual perspective
We are part of the whole, and the whole is part of us. No sentient, anthropomorphic, omnipotent entity needed. Nature is nature, and the atoms that came from the exploding stars, the ones that were cooked in the crucible of those stars, the ones that formed the elements which are found on earth and the universe, those same elements which were the foundation of life here on earth, the atoms where the ones in your left hand may well be from a different star and time than the one in your right hand, those atoms get reintroduced into the ecosystem whence they came from once our time on earth is done.
Those atoms were there before you were born, and they will continue to be there after you die. They will become new earth, feed new plants, which will feed those that come after you. They will become new rocks, and eventually, when our sun explodes, they will be cast into the vastness of the universe, and at some point form new solar systems, and continue to live on there.
We are part of the whole, and the whole is part of us.
Part of us lives on here on earth in the DNA we have passed on to our children, and they to thiers, and so forth. We live forever in their minds, and the collective memory that we possess from generations that came before us will continue in the generations that are to come.
We are part of the whole, and the whole is part of us.
-You have learned from your past relationships, both the good and the bad. You concentrate on the good, and avoid the bad. You do not carry extreme emotional negatives about your past partners, unless, of course, abuse was the issue. They were in your life for a reason, you loved them at one point, and they must have had some good in them, right?
-You have heard many times others as describing you as not looking your numerical age.
-You are on neither extremes of the political spectrum. You understand the concept of being fiscally conservative, but socially liberal and inclusive to all races, sexual orientation or creeds.
-You have a good relationship with most of your family (we all know about those few in our families that just do not work for us).
-If you have a pet, it would not constrain you from short and longer term trips
-You may have had experience with volunteering, and understand that giving back to the community, at the local, regional or national level, is an important part of a viable society.
- You care about the human condition, and are intrigued by all that implies.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First date or first meeting? Obviously the first meeting should be in a public place where one can actually talk, and then see where it goes from there. Hopefully your online persona is the same in person, that makes things start off much easier and real. Picnics in a park are always a great choice.
We will usually share expenses. Paying for your meal is something that is done on special occasions when we have a great relationship established, and because I want to treat you, not because an obligation is expected.
Oh, and don't lie about your age. Yes I get that there are a few that list an age on their profile, and then correct it in the body. I know you are doing that because of what a lot of men screen for.
I don't mind if you happen to be older than me, if your active and we match well, but no relationship starting out with a misrepresentation can work out well.