Looking for a life companion with a fun-loving and youthful spirit? A woman who is confident in herself and knows what she wants in life? Someone with a positive outlook and who listens with an empathetic and supportive ear?
I have two adult children, a 23-year-old son and 26-year-old daughter, who are my light and joy. Feeling the empty nest, and yet enjoying my new found freedom now that they are on their own and gainfully employed. I desire to start a new life with a loving partner surrounded by family and friends. I don't have pets but am fond of friendly cats and dogs (esp. labs retrievers, doodles, German Shepherds, and Bengals).
I am a semi-retired federal government contractor and currently work for a small IT company in Reston, VA. Accomplished writer, educator, artist, health and wellness buff, and entrepreneur.
How I stay Fit:
I stay youthful and fit through dance, yoga, meditation, and interval training. I view fitness as a mindset and lifestyle. I do not stress or obsess about my body or anything for that matter--I believe in mindful balance and appreciating everything life has to offer.
My Hobbies and Interests:
I am a suburban gal who enjoys a happy balance between work and play...spending quiet time at home as well as outdoor activities and local events. With my partner I would enjoy a stroll downtown or along the beach; a hike or bike ride with glorious views; day trips, getaway vacations and family outings; cooking a great meal together, a concert or sports event, and exploring great local restaurants.
My Ideal Match:
A family-oriented gentleman who enjoys being in the company of his partner and who can also appreciate one another's individuality. I believe in sharing common interests as well having our own friends, hobbies, and room or space that we can claim as our own--a.k.a man cave and she shed :-). Not looking for someone who is perfect, but someone who is a good fit for me (and vice versa).
Engaging in meaningful conversation and fun activities that help build chemistry and connection. A genuine partner to learn and grow with, and to laugh out loud with. Taking in life's joys together as well as sustaining a mutual respect and compassion for each other and our loved ones through life's challenges.
At this stage of my life, I mostly desire a best friend and companion. Meaning substance and who you are on the inside defines sexual appeal and the outer shell. A good sense of humor with a positive outlook in life, and ability to communicate openly and effectively in all aspects of the relationship are important to me. I am willing to relocate for the right person. If you feel we could be a potential match, I would love to hear from you!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
What brings you to POF, and what qualities are you looking for in a partner?
What are some of your favorite local restaurants and hangouts?
Tell me about your family and loved ones--are they nearby?