I get along best with women who are independent minded without being controlling ... a rare combination (in both men and women) that I have yet to truly find.
You're self-confident enough to share your inner child. You can be privately passionate, laugh easily, and enjoy being alone together instead of in a crowd. You're a giver or a sharer, not a taker. You have creative or artistic sensitivities (if not an artist), with a passion for life and living.
We can maintain our independent and individual selves without clinging. But when we're alone together we are each other's total universe. An enjoyable weekend might include a lighthearted movie or intense discussion ... or just snuggling with a movie and popcorn ... or a day trip and photo shoot ... or cooking dinner together, and daring to consider a food fight.
Having said all that, I reject the online dating mantra -- evaluating each other as marriage partners from the very first date (or email!). I'm also needing just a few friends to converse and hang out with. I'm that guy you could talk with in high school, and I genuinely enjoy the company of women.
I'm independent but sharing, serious and silly, and, I'm told, comfortable.
I've been deeply into nature photography, and walked the entire Greenbelt a few years back ... until the arthritis kicked in. I still enjoy the long walks noted above, but I won't be taking any for a while. On a brighter note, you can beat me in a footrace! I haven't lost my voice, so the long talks are still on the table. Let's call it verbal intimacy.
I live near-downtown, very close to the Greenbelt, Morrison and Albertson parks.
Gin Rummy, Poker, Hearts and Canasta
I'm very partial to French cuisine, having lived and worked in Canada for a few years.
Movies are all over the lot. Drama, comedy and romantic comedy all seem able to engage me. One common theme: triumphs of the human spirit, in all its many forms.
My latest read, outside politics and business was a re-read of Mike Dooley's "from the Universe" books. I enjoy his attitude, a rare combination of both optimism and realism -- which is how I like to see myself.
So many fond memories.
And (sorry) how both political parties have backed us into a corner with no clue how to get us out. THAT is why they attack each other. They have very little positive to offer.