Quiet but bright gal 73 wants to meet nice/smart/older man (70+) who has interests in many topics - both "inside and outside the box". I'm looking for a friend to do interesting/fun things with. I'm not f a "chatty-Cathy" type but I like to talk about the issues and concepts that are challenging, intriguing or just funny; I see the glass more than half full; I love to have shelves of books in every room: I'm not a "tree-hugger". I'm the eternal optimist always looking for the bright side of every situation; I believe, though, that I look at things quite reasonably and realistically.
I grew up in the country but spent my young adult years living/working in Ontario. Then I lived in Hfx area for 30 years ...and recently moved with my son and his family to Vancouver Island. He is an officer in the military.
I seek a friend who would neither want to control or be controlled but who expects honest friendships in the quest to live well and happily for the rest of our days. I seek a friend who can admire and be admired and whose mating objective is to meet in the middle to contribute to each other's joy in living - if the chemistry is right for us both we can feel forever young.
Please note : I live within an easy commute of Victoria but not in the city itself. The pictures shown were taken over a 12 year period... the last one holding my 70th birthday cake... newer pictures can be offered on your request. If you like to garden or have a cat, you are already on my favorite list. Brokenheartedly, I felt I had to give my poor old Maine Coon cat to a very good friend before I moved west; I believed that he would not be happy living in a city neighbourhood and perhaps not even survive the trip west. I like dogs too.
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Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
After chatting with you on-line and via phone, a first date that I would be comfortable with would be to meet for lunch or even just a coffee. For me, real friendship is a necessary component of romance and love.