I have known great love, ill-timed great potential - and great loss. I am looking for my second, and last, great love.
Fit and active, even allowing for a strong lazy streak. Some baggage but it fits under the seat in front - and if we didn't have some baggage we would have been standing still all of our lives, wouldn't we? Financially stable. Clever enough to pass for mature most of the time. Honest. Monogamous. Loyal. Devoted. Smart but not always wise - more trusting than might be wise. Sometimes oblivious.
Getting to a partnership is the goal. Touch and the journey rather than the ending are the reward. Very easy to talk with and I will be your biggest fan and supporter, without question or reserve. Talk is the best aphrodisiac. Candles and massage and exploration, devotion and always the quiet reassurance of absolute, unquestioned, and unquestioning love.
Yes, I like to hold hands, walk in the moonlight, ride a bike in the daylight, play golf, tennis, billiards, even bowl, or watch a black-and-white movie just to sit side-by-side and toss popcorn at each other's mouth, take hot showers alone or better together, just because it's fun. I have a low sense of modesty and touch is very, very important along with everything it leads to.
I get dirty with yard work, but don't like it - the yard work; I don't mind the dirt. I don't hunt and never learned to fish. I love the magnitude and peace of the water. Really, the key isn't what it is that you are doing with your special person, your partner, it is that you are still making and protecting the time to be together even in the face of the numbing crush of just everyday life. I lean toward traditional family roles though I have no trouble taking a more dominant role to honor and protect if that fits the dynamics of the relationship.
A real partnership should be interdependent, not dependent nor independent. Traditional partner roles are a starting point. A woman to treasure and protect should be modestly proud of feeling that she is attractive, in all ways, should speak her mind without being cruelly honest, and know when nurturing and compassion are the only medicine necessary. She must believe, and act, that love is forever and strengthened in understanding and forgiving the little things. She understands that "the finer things" in life don't require an American Express card. She is smart, with her own life, and yet has a gap that I can fill, just as she will fill mine.
And, we should agree that golf is the greatest game ever invented, Les Miserables is the greatest book ever written, and kissing is the most INTIMATE thing that two people can do! :-)
And, I am four years older than my public-facing age - at least chronologically if certainly not behaviorally. The brief introductions we have here are all about marketing so I hope you will forgive the nudge to you to stop by and read a bit. I am disgustingly healthy without being a 'nut' about it; and, I have fantastic 'age genes' in the family to rely on.