A little about me...
Teacher/student, love outdoors but not as active as I was in my 20's, 30's and 40's. Love hiking and canoeing to do outdoor photography. Also love to sketch and generally be outdoors when I find the time. Enjoy playing the guitar and listening to blues, folk and traditional music.
Curious and love to exchange ideas in discourse and/or friendly debates. Enjoy talking about current events. Watch Democracy Now, John Stewart and documentaries. I love to watch historical dramas, read historical fiction and David McCullough is my favorite author.
Sensitive, compassionate, curious and accepting of people where they are in their lives. Believe that 97% of people are deep-down decent. Unfortunately, the other 3% cause the major problems of the world, and we need to be aware of that and act accordingly. Having said that I see my cup as a half-full and full of possibilities.
What makes me a great partner? Well I really can't answer that intelligently since many factors come into play; some of which I am aware of and others I am not. I guess a simple answer would be it depends on what you are looking for in what you consider a great partner. If it is someone that I just described, then I am; if it isn't then I am not.
About the one I'm looking for...
Someone with a similar perspective on the world as well as similar interests. Looking to get or stay in shape in order to do outdoor activities, learn more about themselves and people around them, as well as enjoy what each other can offer in terms of encouragement, support and nurturance.
I'd just like to add...
Physically, I am a big "Teddy Bear." I believe that I believe that chances of a relationship working has certain basic "ingredients." Besides interests and chemistry, healthy boundaries and effective communication are important in any effective relationship. Recently modified "retirement plans" to include going to school in preparation to be an educational consultant. Possibility of moving overseas as well. Approaching later years with flexibility and creativity.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. A little romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors
Find it very grounding to do some light hiking and photographic activities outdoors
It is what I enjoy doing as work as part of my personal growth.
I like playing my guitar-find it soothing and therapeutic. Also enjoy listening to various styles including blues, folk and traditional.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?