I will be blunt. If you are the type of man who after meeting a woman, does not have enough manners to email and say "no thanks" DO NOT contact me.
I love people who can make me laugh, who are intelligent without being arrogant. Arrogance is a huge turnoff. My friends would say I have a sarcastic sense of humor, am independent, creative, tenacious, caring and determined. Passionate about my rather expensive and obsessive hobby in photography. If I could spend all day doing it I wouldn't care if I made money from it. It makes me feel in touch with myself. I am also an artist and spend a lot of time in my studio painting.
I would love to meet someone who has a positive outlook on life, someone who enjoys cooking and sharing a good bottle of wine. I like tall men, 5ft 10 and over who take care of themselves. You do not have to be Brad Pitt or have abs of steel but you do need to take care of yourself.I am currently fixing up my house...grrrrrrrrrrr. The people at Lowe's I am sure roll their eyes when they see me come through the door knowing I will yet again ask a million questions. But seriously who knew that wire was bloody important....LOL
I am not much of an outdoorsy gal, camping in a tent, you have to be kidding!!! My idea of roughing it is a cabin (with a shower) and I have to share the one plug for the coffee maker with my blow dryer. I am admittedly a bit of a klutz, but as the ER Doc told me the last time I went in with two broken toes, a cute klutz!! Nobody has invented steel toed slippers yet, but, Hmmmmmm perhaps there is a business in that.I know what I want in life and go for it and am looking for a partner in crime that feels the same.
Life is too short for games so I prefer men save those for the golf course or whatever game makes you happy. I appreciate and insist on honesty. I am not for everyone, feel free to say so. You will not hurt the last feeling I have left....kidding!!! Leave your baggage at the curb boys, not all women are the same, nor are all men the same!!!You get points for being inventive and if you make me laugh out loud on the first date, you will have my attention. It is the little things that count, not the grand gestures or the expensive meals. If you want to impress me, be kind, be honest, be attentive and don't be too full of yourself!! I am looking for someone that appreciates my age and the wisdom and self confidence that comes with that.
I will not respond to someone who does not have a decent photo on their profile so if you show up in my matches with a blank pic I will say no, sorry.
I made it a goal to answer all emails but after receiving so many emails like this quote from one, if I am not interested I am just not going to respond. Sorry but these kinds of responses I can live without: "Well..At 54, be gatefull I showed an interest..Good luck with a 70 year old looking for a long term.."
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I don't like to put a time limit on a first meet. I know some people have this rule of 20 minutes, which I can understand if it is not going well, but if it is why does it have to end after 20 minutes. To me it makes it feel like an interview and I am not looking for a job.