(I don't do Want To Meet You, Favorites or first contact emails. If you're interested, you'll need to write me.)
We are as young as our dreams and as old as our doubts.
I am confident without being over-bearing. I am masculine without being "macho". I know how to “just listen”. I am financially secure and responsible and am retired from work, but not from life, after a very fun and rewarding career. I have been a widower for 10+ years (she would be 61, if she were still alive). I enjoy laughing (often at myself). I am almost handsome in subdued lighting. (grin) I am intelligent and can carry on meaningful conversations. I'm 100% Italian descent. You will find a very gentle little boy inside of me that loves to play and laugh, as well as, a very strong character that has survived and succeeded in the face of life’s greatest tests. I care about other people’s feelings……When I’m with someone special, I enjoy being spontaneous, romantic, surprising them with little playful words and gestures. In time, I expect us to have lots of “inside jokes” and some of our most intimate communication will come from a smile, a look or a wink that only WE will understand. I’m looking for someone that wants a lifetime partner, not a part-time playmate and I believe the foundation of the best relationship is mutual respect. I'm looking for what I call "friendship caught on fire".
I feel there must be mutual physical attraction for there to be good chemistry between two people, so being fit and trim are important, as well as sensuality and affection. With two-thirds of men and women over 50 being over-weight or obese, a description of "average" is NOT a good thing. I workout at the gym 5 - 6 days per week (weights & cardio). I believe a relationship is not the icing on a wonderful life. It is the cake and we should be the most important person in each other's life.
My greatest accomplishment - I co-founded a charity that helped 4,000-5,000 men and women over a 10 year period.
Who is she?… She is my best friend. She is a woman who knows that developing a close, caring and respectful relationship can be the greatest joy. She is sincere, warm and honest, has a positive/upbeat view of life as well as self-confidence and communicates well even if she thinks I won’t like what she has to say knowing that I need to hear her feelings anyway. I find strong, independent, assertive women that think for themselves EXTREMELY attractive. She enjoys her work and is respectful of others and likely has a history of volunteering to help others that are less fortunate. She has a wonderful sense of humor and doesn’t take herself or life in general too seriously, but can also be passionate in her beliefs and is financially responsible. She's tired of receiving mail from people that say the same old things and is ready to move her search on to HER keyboard. Her profile does NOT say she is non-religious because she does believe there is a Power greater than us in the universe.
That was my heart talking up there. Did yours respond? Take a chance and write me. Maybe all heaven will break loose. I've been a widower now for more than 9 years. It's time for us to meet. If you viewed my profile and don't write, I'll assume you are not interested. I no longer send first contact emails (so tired of not receiving even a polite no thank you), but I answer every email I receive, if the profile contains a photo. Please be nearby (within 25 miles) so we can be spontaneous.
I don't know if the glass is half full or half empty, but there is clearly room for more wine.
The punch line of my favorite joke is "Standing up in a hammock".
Favorite quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss
Every woman wants a "bad boy" who will be good just for HER and every guy wants a "good girl" that will be bad just for HIM.
Test Question: Name the Beatles. If you had to look that up, you aren't old enough.
For those that have read the book, my Love Languages are: quality time, affirmations, physical touch, acts of service and gifts, in that order and if you've read the book "Attached", my "attachment style" is Anxious/Secure searching for someone with a Secure style. ;)
Why you should date me:
- No one will try to steal me from you.
-People will respect you for your charity.
- Sometimes I'm funny.
I can't think of anything else.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I think it should be a place where we can talk casually and get to know each other.