I don't respond to "What's up, or hi, how are you?" If you can't create a 10-word, or more, sentence of introduction you're probably not the right man for me.
I'm reliable, principled, spirited, passionate and fun to be with. I’m a competent woman looking for a life partner, not a life saver.
I have a keen sense of appreciation and excitement of small pleasures. Perhaps I’m spurred on by the naïve feeling that something wonderful is just around the corner.
I'm touched by peaceful valleys, full moons, Memorial Day parades, Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes, kindness, and beautiful music. I relish small pleasures and I'm adaptable and flexible from having lived in Third World countries. By hobby I'm a World War II historian; I agree with Tom Brokaw -- they WERE the Greatest Generation. I hate to shop so what more could a man possibly want -- a woman who likes to cook and hates to shop?! It's vital that my mate has a sunny disposition because I don't meld well with people who always see the dark side of things. I live a healthy life style, both in food and exercise, but I will hurt anyone who tries to take away my Trader Joe's potato chips. I'm not a right wing loon, but my political beliefs lean just a smidgen more right than left.
It's easy to list physical attributes, but qualities like character, charm, and values are far and away the most important to me. Someone who is tactile and affectionate would be a good fit. A man who is a good kisser and knows his way around a tool bench will make me weak in the knees. A special day for me would be a 5 or 6 mile hike on the C and O Canal, then home to dinner with candlelight and a lovely American wine -- I like to drink American, eat Thai, kiss French. Chemistry is essential.
One man can love a thousand different women. I'm looking for a man who can love me in a thousand different ways.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First, meet for a glass of wine. If there's a second date, maybe dinner at a nice restaurant. If there are more dates: a hike along the C&O Canal, visit one of the Smithsonian galleries downtown, walk through Arlington National Cemetery, visit one of the vineyards in Virginia, go for a bike ride. There is never a lack of things to do in this area.