A little about me...
I grew up in Boston and although I've been gone for 40+ years I've somehow managed to retain some of the distinctive accent, so I sound a little different than most others but it makes for a good conversation starter.
I am a relatively nice, financially secure, baggage free, and retired from I/S profession - 31 years at same company (job title was Senior Software Engineer - fancy title for a computer programmer)....I spend half the year (Nov. to early May) in Bradenton close to Anna Maria Island and the other half year in Dover, NH. It is a nice combination of locales which lets me have the best of both worlds - warm winters & springs, moderate summers, and beautiful NH fall foliage.
I have just returned to Bradenton (11-06-13) and will be here for the Winter & Spring. I plan to attend many musical & theatrical performances being held in the Sarasota and Bradenton area (Van Wezel, Manatee Players, Asolo, etc.) and it would be nice to have a companion.
I have been widowed for 10 years now. I have three grown children and five wonderful grandchildren who really help brighten my life. However at the end of the day I find that I miss having the companionship of a woman and would like to find that special someone.
About the one I'm looking for...
Looking to spend quality time with someone who is relatively happy, financially secure, and emotionally baggage free. Someone who is ready to enjoy some of the wonderful activities available in this area. Someone who realizes that life is better shared and is readily available to do so with me. If she happened to enjoy listening to live musical performances and taking ocean cruises that would be an awesome bonus.
I would like to start out with a casual relationship - if the physical attraction and chemistry are right, maybe develop into something more serious. All I know for sure is, if you are nice and mostly normal, I'd like to hear from you - write me a note.
I'd just like to add...
If you enjoy Pro sporting events, I regularly go to Tampa Bay Rays baseball games (Spring) and Lightning hockey games (Winter)...maybe we could go to some together.
Oh...If you've viewed my photos you've probably noticed that I seem to be wearing a baseball cap all the time...the reason being that I have very little hair and feel quite self conscious about it..
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. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
I have always been a sports fan, but especially of the Boston pro teams - Sox, Pats, Bruins, and Celtics.
I am an avid ocean cruise enthusiast. I've done 20+ cruises in the past 8 years and in 2013 I did 5. Particularly enjoy transatlantic cruises.
I am a big fan of performing arts - especially live music and live theater (primarily musical and comedy performances).
Message Starter Ideas
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Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?