A little about me...
I am outgoing and fun loving. I am a retired Health Educator. After I retired and my wife of 38 years died of ovarian cancer, I decided to go back to school and get another degree. I graduated from Nursing School in May, 2014 and am now a licensed Registered Nurse. I want to do something worthwhile and be able to "give back" to the community. I love to travel to other countries and sight-see. I enjoy going to museums, wineries, festivals, concerts, plays, and musicals. However, ballet and opera are wasted on me. I enjoy bike riding and short walks. I travel to Jamaica every spring and to Europe every two years. I especially like going to the beaches of the world; South of France, Jamaica, Assateaque, Capes Cod and Henlopen, etc. I enjoy watching Univ. of Maryland football and basketball games. I also get frustrated watching Washington football.
I really miss having someone to eat meals with, to talk to, to share ideas with and to snuggle and sleep with. I am a liberal Democrat. I am into genealogy and tracing my family roots. I traveled to Poland in May of 2013 to see the hometowns of my ancestors. In May of 2014, I drove around and explored England and Ireland for 17 days.
About the one I'm looking for...
I would like someone who is a widow, outgoing, has a similar educational background as I, and who uses good grammar. I need someone who is well read and refined-- that is someone who knows how to dress for any occasion, wears a minimum of make-up, knows how to set a table, and can mix with any group of people. I would like someone without addictions, but who likes an occasional drink and wine with dinner. I would like to meet someone who is physically fit for their age; not grossly obese. A few pounds overweight is understandable. I live by the concepts of caring, respect, responsibility, trust and family. These are important to me. I was raised Catholic, but gave up on all religion when I began to think for myself. I believe that a person can live as a moral, ethical, caring individual without guilt, and being told what they must believe. I am looking for someone with similar values and beliefs.
I'd just like to add...
I would like to meet someone to be my companion and possibly my wife. Finding a wife is not my priority. If it happens, it happens. The ideal person would be retired and financially secure and able to travel. I want someone who likes the good life— to go to concerts, shows, museums, festivals, vineyards and to travel. A person who isn't afraid to spend a little money to enjoy the finer things in life. I live by myself in a five bedroom house. I would like someone who enjoys gardens, and who likes to be on the beach or by the pool. I enjoy skinny dipping in my pool and i have traveled to some of the clothing optional beaches of the world. I like to entertain and would like someone that also likes to entertain. I am much lighter than I used to be, and I am actively working on losing more weight. I lost over fifty seven pounds since Memorial Day. It is hard to cook and eat balanced meals for one. I am not interested in a long distance relationship. I will not date someone outside a 45 mile radius.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I have to cook
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors
I enjoy the outdoors— walking and sitting on a beach, bird watching, and seeing wild animals in their natural habitat.
I've seen Grizzly bears in Denali, whales at Cape Cod, bison and moose in Yellowstone and hummingbirds in my back yard.
I enjoy being able to visualize the events that occurred at the places I travel to. I am sometimes struck with wonder and sometimes horror. I recently visited Auschwitz and again was stunned by mans inhumanity to man.
I enjoy learning about the people, places and events that are depicted in art. I marvel at how much work and dedication went into each piece. I am interested in the lives of the artists and what motivated them.
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. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
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?