A little about me...
I am a very easy going person and enjoy learning about other people’s lives and passions. I have two successful daughters who live away from home; each daughter has three children. My children and grandchildren are the focal point of my personal life.
I have worked for the same company for 30 plus years, and plan on retiring within 5 years.
I am committed to staying physically and mentally active in my retirement. I enjoy exercise and also try to get out for hikes, skiing, and exploring when I can. I also recently took up gardening and have a raised vegetable garden in my back yard. In regards to intellectual pursuits, I like to read and follow current events. For me traveling is an excellent way to get outside of the routine; I have traveled to Africa and Europe, lived in Spain for 5 months, and traveled to Mexico a number of times. Education is an important part of my life; I received an MBA in my 30's and learned to speak Spanish in my 40's. I plan to keep active by going to college when I retire.
I married the first girl I ever dated, and we were together for 33 years. I find it challenging to enter the dating scene now!
About the one I'm looking for...
I am looking for a woman who has a high happiness set point. It is important to me to find someone who enjoys life, and wants to learn about the world. I love talking about what I’m reading or watching, and I hope to find a companion who is eager to share interests and pastimes.
I also hope to share my interest in cross country skiing, cycling, gardening and travel. My ideal partnership involves both being independent and being together.
I am not looking for a partner to “take care” of me; I actually enjoy cooking my meals and am a clean person. Rather, a relationship that is founded on experiencing new things and just enjoying each other’s company is a perfect fit for me.
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Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
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:
Fitness keeps me stay energentic and healthy. I have been doing it my whole life.
News and Politics
I grew up in a political family. My grandfather was a ward boss in the Irish community in Chicago. Although I follow the news, it is rarely a topic I choose to bring up with friends. I certainly never argue about it. It is an interest I share with my close family.
Political history is another passion of mine.
Family and Friends
What else really matters?
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. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.