A little about me...
I just "retired" after 41 years of teaching BUT I have the opportunity to do a little teaching next year to help ease into this new phase of my life. I like watching sporting events (Twins and Vikings) and listening to all kinds of music--rock & roll and oldies are favorites. My iPod has everything from Bob Seger, Little River Band, Credence Clearwater, Elvis, Elton John, Backstreet Boys, etc. I feel much younger than my age and want to enjoy time with someone special. I have a great sense of humor and appreciate the same in a partner. Family and friends are important to me but doing things with that special someone can definitely add new experiences. Hopping on a bike or a motorcycle, going for a walk, strolling down main street, eating at out-of-the-way restaurants, or taking a road trip are some great ways to enjoy the beautiful Minnesota seasons.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am looking for somebody who is comfortable with himself and is strong enough to ask for what he wants and needs in a relationship. Somebody who will stand up for me, stand up to me, and is willing to try new things and can communicate easily. Spontaneity, surprises, and thoughtful acts are important in a relationships. I like to reciprocate by doing little acts of kindness in return. How about a little bag of Hershey "Kisses and Hugs" to get you through the day; a quick text message telling you to have a wonderful day; a little note in your pocket telling you that you are special, etc. I am looking for somebody to be my long-term friend, partner, and lover. I want to be important to somebody but I don't need to be "connected" 24/7. Having similar interests is great but we each need time to develop or enjoy our own passions. Sharing our different interests and activities when we are together can be fun and make for great conversation.
I'd just like to add...
I enjoy concerts, plays, little cafes or restaurants, and movies. Gardening is an interest of mine too. I like to walk--walking trails, the neighborhood, around a lake, or through a park. I feel great and have the energy and desire to accomplish so much more before I am "old".
I would enjoy taking a winter vacation to someplace warm with lots of sun, sand, and water but it wouldn't be a deal-breaker so go someplace else once in a while. Even a "stay-cation" can be fun as we explore local sites and events together. I love all the seasons but winter does get a little long in Minnesota. Having a partner who is confident and supportive and looks forward to time together as well as some time alone is important to me. I would hope he accepts and appreciates my family and friends and understands their importance in my life. Of course, I would appreciate the importance of his friends and family in his life as well. Spending time with somebody who doesn't take himself too seriously, who loves to laugh, be romantic, and likes to be spontaneous would be my idea of a great foundation to begin building a significant relationship. If you are interested in a high-energy, confident, and fun-loving woman, please send me a message.
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. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors
I enjoy walking and scenic views. Look forward to a full moon on a clear night. My bicycle gets out throughout the summer and fall days. Being near the water, in the water, or on the water is always special.
Family and Friends
Without family and friends life would be boring. I don't do boring very well. Meeting new people and making friends makes life interesting and rewarding.
I have been to Norway, Hawaii, and Mexico but there are so many other sights to see closer to home. I am interested in spending some time out of the Minnesota winter each year if I can share the experience with somebody who likes sun, water, sand, and warmth. I don't have to have all of those elements at the same time but they are on my wishlist.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
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?