I've been on here a while. There are plenty of nice women out there, but a match has been elusive..
A little about me: I like the outdoors and try to make the most of my weekends. If you like hiking/biking/kayaking, we have something in common. I have a wide variety of interests, and I've listed some above. I really like traveling and exploring new places! There are so many beautiful sights to see here and abroad, and I'd like to visit more of them.
Personality-wise, I'm more of a listener than a talker. Those closest to me would tell you I'm also a bit of a wise-cracker. :-) Myers-Briggs: INFJ.
My major passion is music; I play a couple of instruments and I'm actively involved with a church music group. I'm not much of a TV watcher, but I like a few reality TV shows, and I'm a sucker for crime/mystery stuff. I spend more time on the 'net than I should, but I like to stay informed - I read a LOT! I don't claim to be a chef, but I do know my way around a kitchen and enjoy cooking. I'm also pretty handy and like to restore old cars and do woodworking.
I must mention that I'm a Born-again Christian and I'm looking to meet someone of similar faith. I attend a non-denominational church weekly. If a Christ-centered life is foreign to your thinking, we are probably not a good match.
All my children are in their 20's/30's and finding their own way in life, but we still love to get together and enjoy each others company. One child is still living at home; all the rest are out on their own. We are animal lovers here; down to one senior cat now, but I'd like to get another dog some day..
A good match is someone who is happy, outgoing, affectionate and independent. You're ok with a partner who normally works 45 - 50 hours a week. You like to travel. You have a full life apart from your relationship. You're at least a year or more out from your divorce (or loss of your husband). An active & healthy lifestyle is a plus. And regarding pictures, please have some that are recent. (All of mine have been taken between 2016 and 2018)
Closing thoughts: if you're middle-aged, you have realized by now that life is short and the years are slipping away. Regardless of whether or not we ever meet, make the most of the time that remains. Wouldn't you rather say: "I'm glad I did" than "I wish I had.." ??
PS - I DON'T HAVE THE "MEET ME" PACKAGE
I prefer to date someone within 5 - 7 years of my age; I'm not looking for the 45 and under crowd. If you are the type who expects your S.O. to be attached to your hip, I'm probably not the guy for you.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something simple; a visit to a coffee shop or cafe.