I am a caring, giving,nurturing person who is seeking a partner to share my retirement years with. I have been told that I have a "...heart of gold" and once I am your friend, I am your friend for life...unless you take advantage of my kind nature.
Anyone I associate with must be TOTALLY honest. I understand the priorities of work, parents, children, etc., but I do request a monogamous relationship. It's important that he not smoke, as I am highly allergic to smoke. "PDA" is very important to me--I'm a "touchy--feeley" kind of person, so he must be comfortable with hugging, hand-holding, etc. He must respect me and my values ( i.e. he must NOT be looking for a "hook-up") and should let me be independent when I want to be and dependent when I feel the need to be so. He WILL get all of these qualities in return!
I have a small terrier-chihuahua mix, who is not only the current love of my life, but is also a service/medic alert dog. Thus, we are constant companions. He does stay home if I go somewhere where he might not be welcomed. If you are a dog-lover, it will be easier for you to accept the close relationship I have with my little Jazz.
I am hoping to find someone who has time to travel, be it longer trips or just a quick weekend getaway. I enjoy cooking, but also like to dine out. I love the theater and movies, as well as museums, zoos, etc. A lot of my travel involves adventure--I have come face-to-face with a barracuda while snorkeling,have gone swimming with dolphins,stingrays, and manatees and had 4 alligators swimming on the river banks while I tubed down the Rainbow River ! Obviously, I'm not one to just gaze at the scenery--I like to experience it too!
A relationship must be give and take by both parties; I am not afraid to give or take!!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Meet in a public place, very soon after the initial contact. I do not believe that you can know if there is "chemistry" between two people unless they meet and spend time together...so please--no long-winded e-mail or telephone relationships!!!