I am a mother of three, all grown. They are the greatest. I am divorced now, and have not dated for a very long time. I am a really good person, with a really good heart and outlook on life. I want to date again, but haven't met anyone where I work. I am an event coordinator for a performing arts center, and part of the management team that runs the place. The place that I work is 100 years old. We have beautiful ballrooms and stages, and many wonderful events that I am a part of all year long. I live by the waterfront, and in the middle of an historical downtown heritage area. I have a great life and am happy with all that my 54 years has shown me. Not everything has been easy, and I have struggled through quite a bit, successfully. I want to keep enjoying life, but feel that maybe I might like to explore a relationship, and that scares me a little. Is there really someone out there for me at this time of life? I probably have become set in my ways, in some things, but the kid in me, still longs to get out there and seek good people, good experiences. I love being a part of someone else's world. I love being in a loving, mutually respectful and responsible relationship. I love to do things for someone I care about, and love to have the same in return. I don't believe in roles anymore. I did that. I believe that being the age I am, I can create my world, the way I want, and I can do it with who I want. That's the good news about being 54. I don't have to be so concerned with the issues, that once dominated my life. Life got easier to do, and I would like someone to enjoy the finer things in life that come to those of us this age. The freedom to be just who we are is wonderful now. The freedom to come and go. To not do what we don't want to do, is uniquely age oriented. I want to feel the exhilaration of being in love again, one more time. I want to feel the profoud feeling of being loved, just for who I am, once again. I want to see myself reflected in someone's daily life . To show the passion that I still have for loving another. I don't think I have to have someone, and certainly don't have to settle for just anyone. I really am not a "Desperately seeking Susan", but do miss falling into my lover's arms at the end of the day. I miss someone knowing me so well, and me him. I miss knowing his thoughts and he mine. I want to meet some gentleman, that has a passion reserved, too. That isn't trying to recreate his youth, but accepts his maturity. Just like anyone else, I want to find another, who is honest, and smart, and funny, and self supporting, and who is socialable, and likeable, and enjoyable, and most of all someone who makes the world a better place, because he is in it. I want someone who can see the value of time well spent, not in stupid games, not hanging out in bars, but in utilizing his intincts, to foster a good loving relationship with me. I want someone who is genuine, like me. I still want some wonderful man that I can look up to. I love that. I love to respect the person I am with, and to make sure that he knows how respected and loved he is. I love to have the man I love, have respect for me. I want him to be interested in me, and I must find him fascinating. I hope that I have not become to hard to please. I don't think so. I truly want to make another, happy. And that can only happen if I am happy. I want to meet someone who is a little worldly, smarter and funnier than me. Taller than me, but never would try to make me feel inferior. Because, I am not. I want someone who really has made it finacially in the world, has respect of his peers, and a long line of long term friendships. I want to meet somebody that doesn't focus just on himself, but on his friends, his family, the worlds concern's, and me. He must love animals, and treats them with kindness. He doesn't yell. He would never intentionally embarrass me, and he would send me flowers. He would call me during the day, because he missed me. I would make him breakfast in bed, rub his shoulders, listen to him endlessly about his day, and watch his tv show no matter what. Well, not the fights. Not to much on the blood and gore either. But will hang in there if he is by my side. He would never stand me up, and never care if our plans changed unexpectedly. He, like me would just go with the flow. We would spend time together. It wouldn't be mandatory, or expected. It would be a natural outgrowth of our attraction. And speaking of attraction, that is a must. Even at my age. Their still has to be some chemistry. If we find that we are fated to be friends, then we still win. You can't have enough really good friends. But I really want to think you are attractive. And I want you to think I am attractive to. What other people think couldn't possibly matter. If I think you are cute, sexy, smart, funny, you are. I am not in perfect shape anymore. I am tall, blonde, and 54. What can I say. You will either like me or you won't. It won't take long for us to tell. I remember that part.