I prefer to meet someone relatively close to me, say within a 30 minute drive, otherwise it just becomes difficult to get to know you. I'm not on here for immediate intimate encounters. Not sure what pof has turned into, but I think there are better suited sites for such things. I would like to date with relationship intentions. I'm not a serial dater. All that said.... Words that would describe me: independent, upfront, trustworthy, silly, funny and loyal. I have a warped since of humor at times, farts can be funny. Drinking not so much my thing, but occasionally I have a drink. I've been experimenting with making mead, I like sweet honey flavors when I do have a drink. My latest is a spiced mead, its very good for a beginner. My family is important to me, we are small as most of my relatives live back east. I'm an animal lover with 3 cats. I had dog, but he is living with my mother for lots of love 24 hours/day. My glass is half full most of the time and I believe in the golden rule, well most of the time, do unto others applies as well. I am happy around the house, going out, traveling, day trips and I like trying new hobbies. Presently, I'm taking a wood turning class and was very, very excited to make a screw driver. Sci-fi is my general favorite genre in the movie/t.v. world: Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel and D/C, Game of thrones and TWD are some of my favorites. Spiritually, I'm spiritual and heavily towards the metaphysical side. Not very dogmatic, and agnostic. I do not go or plan to go to church. I'm overweight (BBW) but I concentrate on having a healthy lifestyle because of that. I've lost 30 lbs this past year and still going slow, but steady. I have no problem being affectionate with the right person and believe that good relationships require affection, communication, laughter and understanding. I'm totally average, (but wonderful in my own way) and I have a hard time "selling" myself on this type of forum. Music, I think I'm eclectic, I listen to any type of rock (hard, soft, alternative), pop, disco, R&B or something spiritual (waves crashing on the beach, forest sounds, etc.). I also have a lot of big tattoos (8 total) and I say this because I don't look like "the tattoo type" and if you have something against dating someone with big tattoos then please... I like smart, easy going men with a job, career, or happily retired who still do some kind of work. I do like children, so if you have them thats great. I was unable to have children and I'm 50, so maybe in my next life. If your bitter about dating or your divorce, please don't write to me. I know it gets a little tiring. but I still want to be optimistic and open in regards to dating and meeting new friends. Lastly, in full disclosure, I'm an insulin dependent diabetic with some health issues. I'm a basic user, if you really want to meet me, write to me. I like to know you you've read my profile, so my cats name is Merlin. Use it as a code instead of hello, say Merlin. Dating scams please go away. If I cannot meet you because your in New York or Nigeria don't bother writing or responding.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Just meeting somewhere casual and in public is good, for a little chat and to see if theres any chemistry or friendship brewing. Coffee, drinks(soda and water :)) or even appetizers in the afternoon or early evening.