A little about me...
Caretaking men are attractive. Integrity, kindness, empathy, humor, and intelligence are appealing. I am a psychotherapist who closed my private practice early and returned to graduate school in another discipline...have become a writer. I would like a close, deep love/friendship, but time must be devoted for one to be grown into the soulful connection most desirable. It's possible but rare. My goals for much are high. I'm a homebody who does well w/ independence. A full partner would be wonderful but isn't necessary for a life of peace.
About the one I'm looking for...
For me to consider dating again, it would be w/ the goal of a long term relationship where interaction is sparking on all cylinders--intellectual, emotional, empathic, moral, fun, and forgiving. Without honesty/openness and enthusiasm of mutual goals for the relationship, it likely wouldn't be fulfilling enough to pursue. I know my first conclusions about people are often correct. BUT not always even w/ my professional experience. A fella needs to be given the benefit of time, interest, and the benefit of doubt. There really is more to a book than it's cover. Dating really isn't that much fun to me, but getting to know someone is a process that takes an optimistic investment. We actually can learn a great deal about compatiblity through messaging via the net. It's a helpful tool for any age group, I expect.
I'd just like to add...
Great, good luck to everyone in their search for casual or deeper connections.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite 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. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Just OK
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it