Hopeful romantic, attractive, secure, very happy, low maintenance, level-headed, 49-year-old empty nester looking for good hearted man who is aware of the world around him, yet doesn't take life too seriously...honesty and a sense of humor...being able to laugh with me, at me, and at yourself..animal lover..all must-haves on my "list"...I love spending time with my family and close friends....looking for a long-term, committed, monogomous relationship..still believe that my one true love is out there..the one I'm meant to grow older with...friends first...need to achieve that comfort level in a relationship..that is sooo important! I've tried match.com and e-harmony with no luck yet...I'm not comfortable writing about myself..it's so much nicer to do this face to face! See interests above.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
For first meetings, coffee-shop is preferable...keep it simple. If there's chemistry and interest to meet again, my preference would be a quiet restaurant, candlelight....great food and wine...dessert....quiet conversation....there's nothing worse than a place like Carubba's where you have to shout across the table to be heard...I don't find that particularly relaxing for the first real date since these are nerve-wracking enough!