I'm looking for a fun-loving, affectionate guy who thinks running around with me is the greatest. We like to play hard and we like our down time. We do things together and we do things apart. We love hugging and kissing and chasing each other around the house. We're both a couple of clowns, but we clean up well! The kids (I have a grown son in the oil business, how about you?) think we're nuts, but they just don't realize how much fun we're having.
We love to travel and experience things together. You are protective of me and never betray my feelings. I look out for you, respect you always, even if I disagree with you, and love you. We take care of each other. We're lovers, not fighters. We accept each other as we are, realizing that time on Earth is too short to waste it trying to change other people.
Jealousy is for the young and dumb. Trust and knowing that you can never have enough friends and that they come in all shapes, size, and gender is an absolute with us both.
We're both intelligent and well-educated, but so down-to-earth that you'd never know it. We somtimes get a kick out of irony but not to the extent that we take pleasure in the sarcastic abuse of those less intellectually endowed or discerning.
We start out as friends; we become best friends; we become life partners...
That's what I'm looking for.
I was married to a wonderful man and my best friend. He died from cancer 10 years ago. Since then, I've taken care of my mother (cancer), my grandmother (cancer), my dog (cancer), and my dad (stroke).
I'm just now starting to think about dating again. I really didn't have time to date, and I really needed that time to let Dan go and to grieve.
I think I can now move on. Dan would have said I should have moved on a long time ago. I think Dan is having a new adventure in the next life, and I should see the rest of my life here as a wonderful opportunity to do it all over again with someone just as fabulous.
That doesn't mean I didn't love Dan. I did. It just means that you can love many people in a lifetime. So, let's go have some fun!
(By the way, this picture is what I look like. I don't have anymore recent photos. I'm going to Santa Fe, NM in a couple of weeks. I'll get some taken then.)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A quiet, cozy patio table at a neat little restaurant or bistro where we can relax and talk. Let's see if we're attracted to each other and want to have a second date. We'll find out if we're compatible and if there's some chemistry. We've got to have some chemistry. We agree that there will be no hurt feelings if one decides it isn't a fit.