Seriously, I am glad you made it here so give yourself a congratulations, and I mean that. You chose to move forward after an emotionally difficult time that you likely hope you never recall again why it even ended. We all do that. I know that instead of getting back out there, many just drop out of the game entirely after a serious relationship, finding themselves solo and unwilling to take the risk again for fear of yet another heartache. For me, I don't want to swear off living just yet because a life lived in fear of love as you already know, is a life not really lived. I think this puts us in the top 50% of the resilient in our everyday lives (ask me why!). I hope this next journey of yours, and of mine, will be the real thing after all. But I realize that every one of us are as unique as a fingerprint. No one is exactly like you or has exactly the same innumerable stories both happy and sad, about reaching a vintage from the 1950s or 60s! I am glad you decided to share your stories and your next adventure with me. If the second half of my life works out as well as the first did, I can't wait to live it.
I have been adventurous and youthful all my life. I think and act like that. I have been carded twice (seriously, not in passing) in the last two weeks. Hooray for being a redhead and avoiding the sun all my life! And yes, that means I avoid direct sunlight (vampirical I suppose!) and wear a hat when outdoors... always!
I am looking for a best friend and companion as well as soul mate. Just being honest here. I am a committed companion, not an occasional acquaintance you wish to see once every 2 weeks after you have spent all the other time with friends and family. I don't make a lot of friends, for intellectual reasons. Maybe you already get that. My partner is my companion. I have always been that way. Maybe you are the one who would like to have a friend you can really talk to and share a real life with. I am also sociable around your family and happy to visit once in while, go to celebratory dinners and such, don't get me wrong. But there has to be time for just two as well.