A little about me...
I'm independent, quick, low maintenance and financially stable.
My friends would tell you that I’m solid and strong, thoughtful, and prepared for most outcomes. Although I tend to be goal-oriented, I can “go with the flow” and am pretty easy to be with. I'm an easy communicator and really enjoy a good laugh!
I’m retired from a pretty demanding position in the financial services industry and now enjoy a more moderately paced life - playing bridge, travelling, volunteering, seeing friends, and keeping my life organized. I try to get a walk in a few times a week. I read the NY Times each day in hopes of keeping up with conditions in our world.
Although I don’t seem to get much time there, I really enjoy the peace of my home. I am not a rabid sports fan, but do enjoy watching a Sunday afternoon NFL game with my partner.
About the one I'm looking for...
My taste in men runs to the intellectual – smart is sexy. I’m looking to find a man who thinks and who has something to say, comfortable with himself and easy to be around. He would be someone who'll engage in discussions of culture and politics but is equally happy just chilling, watching a DVD. My ideal match would lean toward liberal politically, would be non-religious, drink socially and not smoke. He would be college-educated and have a hobby or two, as well as interests such as reading, politics, travel, and world events. He would be reasonably interested in physical activity and a healthy diet. I definitely prefer sincere to smooth. He would live reasonably close to me.
Although I have my interests and would not begrudge you yours, I think that time together is really special. I like the physical and emotional intimacy that comes with having a loving partner. I’m loyal and loving and really would value the right exclusive relationship, although I know that these things take time to develop. I miss, and would like to recreate shared travel adventures - near and far - as well as quiet time in the late afternoon with a glass of wine, and sharing gardening and carpentry projects and other leisure activities.
I'd just like to add...
I’m a certified S.C.U.B.A. diver, owned a sailboat for 10 years, and am interested in sailing and diving again. I'd love to improve my French, explore other cultures and do more travelling in Europe and Asia. One thing that has been on my wish list for a long time is a hot air balloon ride.
I'm looking to be valued and to value my partner. This does not mean fancy jewelry, having doors opened or having my way paid, but rather, mutual respect as contributing members of our partnership. I'm not looking for a casual relationship.
If you think we have some potential as a match (and you have a photo posted and some text in your profile, so that I am also informed enough to make that judgment), I'd love to hear from you. Otherwise, good luck in your search.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. A little patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. A little romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
News and Politics
There is so much at stake in who we choose to run our cities, states and country that we really need to be paying attention.
Being retired, games are the best way for me to keep my thinking sharp.
I feel so free and so much more alive when I take to the road for an adventure.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
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?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.