A little about me...
I love who I am most of the time. Looking forward to loving a special woman. I am male: "chemistry" plays a big part in a search for a significant other. And, then, love is a choice!
Ready to meet someone who is happy with herself just as she is at this moment and the next ... and is happy with me as I am each moment, etc. (AND, there are those times when that self-love gets side-tracked and I go into my male/Mars "cave". The person I want to be with understands that. She may even have similar needs!)
I'm told my Midwest values continue to have me in their grip even after living in Hawaii for the last (eek!) 45+ yrs. On the quiet side. I enjoy my work--love problem solving--with my hands as much as my mind--after having had about four somewhat unique careers. Have made more $ in the past.
Values? Honesty--to a fault, integrity, support, empathy, spirituality, spiritual growth, love, respect for self and others, intelligence, touching, openness, non-judging (a goal: to the extent that a human can be), not needing to be “right”, sensitivity, drug/smoke free (an occasional alcoholic beverage), active, adventuresome, sense of humor, frugality*, sustainability (let’s make the world a good place for our grandkids), mindfulness!
About the one I'm looking for...
My match will be a best friend. She'll be comfortable with or without make-up, dressed to the hilt or in jeans/shorts. She’ll like to hike, explore, share what she’s about and what she’s doing; and allow (maybe even encourage) me to share the same with her. Follows some sort of spirituality discipline, knowing that there is more to the world than just us and that that we have some degree of responsibility to care for those who cannot care for themselves. She will admire me, what I do and how I live. (I will do the same for her.)
I'd just like to add...
-Retired 2011. Career incl'd several different jobs: HS Math Teacher, Computer Systems Engineer (IBM), IT Mgr, Corporate Controller, VP Finance (4 different organizations), Management Recruiter, Business Mgr (Long Term Care), Maintenance Coord'r, Handyman (mostly in the order listed). In retirement ... teaching Basic Mental Health and Self Esteem to women's prison inmates part-time.
-Divorced at 50 (1 marriage). Health is good, active. 1 daughter, age 41; married w/ 2 young boys in TX
-Own single family house in upper-middle class neighborhood in Honolulu ... with bank still..
-Religion/Spirituality: Raised Presbyterian, much later joined a very liberal Lutheran church. Sitting a bit with Buddha. Receive strength from contemplation of an all-encompassing God/Creator/Spirit--within and without- who enables me to follow paths that are best for me and those close to me. Regularly attending church and participating in activities at a liberal United Church of Christ church in Honolulu. (Meditating, but not often enough!) Sometimes attend meditation sitting at a Korean Buddhist temple nearby.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes late
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Just OK
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Like new life experiences in new places.
Religion and Spirituality
Enjoy getting to know myself -- still lot's to learn -- and others and what makes us "tick".
News and Politics
Enjoy getting to know what's happening throughout the world -- cultural differences and similarities.
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Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
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.