A little about me...
Fun, energetic, trip-taking, bicycle-riding, music-listening/playing/dancing, kayak-paddling, dining-out, movie-going 58-year-old guy seeks woman with similar interests to be friends first, and more if that all-elusive chemistry is right. Mostly retired, I spend the spring, summer, and fall here in Wisconsin. Then spend winters (Nov. thru April) in Fort Myers, Florida, at a place just 8 miles from the ocean. I’ve been described as somewhat of an acquired taste. I'm a little on the shy side at first; my sense of humor leans more toward the dry, irreverent kind that takes a while to develop as I discover what makes you laugh. So if I don’t knock it out of the park on our first meet, give it a little time! Yes, there's love at first sight, but there's also the love that grows over time as we reveal our true character to one another when we see each other at our best. (And worst!)
About the one I'm looking for...
Looking for someone retired, or on final approach, or who can run their business/career from anywhere. If still active in a career, you enjoy your work but it does not define you. If you have kids/grandkids that you need to be physically close to year 'round, then the whole "Florida thing" will probably not work. I enjoy most of the things people list in these write-ups. But I’m just as interested – if not more so – in meeting a woman with a kind heart, who doesn’t take herself too seriously, and who understands there is a vast difference between compromise and settling. You are quick to laugh and slow to anger, incurably curious, and you haven't let life’s misfortunes crush your spirit or sense of wonder. I don’t expect you to be at my beck and call, but your schedule is sufficiently loose to allow for some spontaneity. I am often given to sudden urges to take road trips in search of fun, or just good pie. You are sophisticated enough to know that Red Lobster doesn’t really have good seafood, but not so uptight that you wouldn’t watch “Airplane” with me on an evening when I’m craving a good belly laugh. And don’t call me Shirley. (Extra points if you get that!)
I'd just like to add...
Ladies, I know what it takes to be a great partner. I’m loyal, I’ll watch your back, I won’t intentionally hurt you, and I’ll say I’m sorry when I mess up. I will revel in your happiness, and hold you when you are sad. These are the ingredients of real love, and they take time to reveal themselves, which I think we lose sight of in this hurry-up, point-and-click, gotta-have-it-now world. Life is better, and certainly more civilized, when shared. I’m tired of the crappy single person’s table at the restaurants (you know, the wobbly two-top by the kitchen or the restroom). Tired of paying the single person’s penalty on cruises and vacations. All the good food in my fridge that I love to cook for two – the steaks, the scallops, the shrimp – is now replaced by frozen meatballs, hot dogs, and deli meat. All the good wine and craft beers have now turned into the occasional six-pack of Bud. (Cooking/dining for one sucks, I don’t care what anyone says!) If any of this resonates with you, please send me a message and let's rescue each other from all of this! Real replies require real messages. I don't reply to flirts (does this actually work for anyone?!?!). If I’m not your particular cup of tea, best of luck to you.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
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. Love 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:
Love new adventures. Enjoy cruising. Big trips, or weekend getaways, it doesn't matter.
I enjoy many type of music, and also play the piano (pops, standards, etc.) Though not classically trained, I have a good time with it.
Enjoy new restaurants and also have my "old standby's." I would say I'm a foodie, but not a food snob. I enjoy a good chili dog, or dinner at four-star restaurant.