Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am newly retired English teacher and enjoying my new-found
freedom. However, I want more fun and laughter in my life. I have
been involved with online dating and have met many good men, but I
can't seem to connect to THE ONE who is compatible in the most
important ways: intellectual, physical, political, social,
emotional. Although I am an eternal optimist, I am beginning to
fear that this may be a fantasy. I would be so pleased to find an
activity and travel partner while both of us maintain our
independence. However, once again, I think this falls into the
fantasy realm! lol
I am smart, funny, warm, attractive, open, passionate,
compassionate, and discerning. I would like to find a man with
similar character traits. I am proud of the wonderful relationships
I have developed with my grandchildren, children, family, friends,
and students. I have much to offer, and I live by the simple
mantra: Be Kind - to myself, to others, and to this wonderful
planet on which we live.
I want to travel more now that I have the time; discovering new
places with the right man would make the experience far more
satisfying and enjoyable. I am a life-long learner and have much
still to explore. Want to join me?
I don't expect my compatible person to answer "yes" to all of the
"Ifs" below, but 3-4 would be nice.
IF you find joy in reading a book and playing footsie on the sofa
as well as breaking into a happy dance...
IF you look forward to your morning coffee and newspaper as well as
travel to the beach or a European city...
IF you delight in children and animals as well as a fine music or
IF you are passionate as well as compassionate...
IF you need stimulating conversation as well as quiet
IF you have traditional values as well as the courage for new
ventures and divergent ideas...
IF you desire romance and sensuality as well as moments of alone
IF you believe intimacy is emotional as well as physical...
IF what draws you to a woman is spiritual as well as
IF you are still searching for that "right" woman...
Then we have the real possibility of being compatible and perhaps
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently retired completely from teaching high school and adult
ed English which gives me more time to learn as many new things as
I can, to enjoy my children and grandchildren, to have the freedom
to do and be whatever I wish, and to travel with a suitable
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thoughtful and stimulating conversation, caring and loving,
teaching, volunteer work, being a warm and loyal friend/partner.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...are my eyes, smile, and warm/affable personality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite pieces to teach were Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and
Huck Finn. I read mysteries for entertainment and especially love
the Lee Child, Robt. Crais, Marcia Muller, Janet Evanovich
detective series, and my reading has been fueled of late by an
interest in Jesus, the man. I enjoy chick flicks, comedies, and
drama and, more-so, live theater. I have taken a course in
classical music appreciation and my standby listening is light rock
and oldies. I am thrilled to have the time now to explore my many
interests, and most foods (except very spicy) are my friends. Lol
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
...my family/friends/intimacy, books, cell phone, music, comfy bed,
chocolate & salty treats.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what I'm going to do with this 3rd chapter of my life and how to
best help the neediest in society.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...having dinner with a friend or watching DVRed shows on tv.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...is I am a bottle blond!
You should message me if
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...you have read my profile and "get" me.
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