I have a lifetime of experience in taking life head-on. I’ve weathered the storm of change as relationships ebbed and flowed, careers flourished and failed, children were nurtured and set free on their own journey. For this, I feel I am a better person: more tolerant, more appreciative, with less expectations and less sweating the small stuff.
I enjoy a healthy lifestyle: exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, but still enjoy a glass of wine from time to time. Health is important to me and I hope it would be for you too. I’m comfortable in my own skin and enjoy intimacy and touch.
I am a woman of integrity and honesty. I communicate easily and know how to ask for what I need, say what I mean and know when not to say a thing. Anger and resentment are useless emotions. I live by these three rules: 1) If you never go after what you want - you'll never have it 2) If you never ask, the answer will always be NO. 3) If you never step forward, then you'll always be in the same place. So, if you are uncomfortable with me making the first move on this site, then we probably aren't a good match.
I am more impressed with “simple”, rather than extravagant: a picnic at the beach, a hike in the mountains, a game of Scrabble on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I like to cook, have small dinner parties, play with the grandkids and frolic in the ocean.
I don’t have a long laundry list of who my “special someone” should be. I have found sometimes the things we want for ourselves are not necessarily what we need. Sometimes the best things in life were those things that were unexpected and perhaps even started out to be a “bump-in-the-road”. I have found that most people do not always describe themselves well, or at least those things that matter and that sometimes not looking like your profile picture can be a pleasant surprise.
I don't want to meld into your life and abandon mine; nor do I want you to give up your passions to fit into my life. I want a combination of "us" that works together to help us both be nurtured and continue to grow.
The first meeting should be comfortable, with no expectations - just getting to know one another. There is so much more to a person than what can be put down on a profile bio. I hope to get a chance to know the real you....I want you to know the real me. Let the journey begin...
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I prefer low-key first dates: a walk on the beach, a bike ride, a drink on the patio overlooking the shimmering ocean. I don't hold much stock in "love at first sight", but it's nice when the conversation is easy, the smile is genuine and you feel like you want to know more about the other person. I'd rather have a quick meet versus a telephone conversation where it's difficult to see the body language. First meets aren't always a comfortable situation for some, so I am willing to be flexible in order for us to have "our" experience. The key is for both to be comfortable and let the energy flow....