I am calm and somewhat reserved. I enjoy the company of people, only in small groups instead of big crowds. I have to take a bit of time to become comfortable before I really open myself to new people, but once I get over that, everything is fine.
I am divorced, and I have gone through all the steps necessary to complete that transition in my life. I have a house to myself I really like, I am in good terms with my ex (no worries there), and most importantly, my kids are happy and fully adjusted to their new life. Now that things are settled, I feel it is a good time to meet somebody new.
My primary goal is a long-term relationship. However, if in the process of finding that special someone I can create new friendships, that would be great too. My ideal partner would be intelligent (a degree is not required here), family oriented, reliable, enjoy good conversations, and have interests similar to mine. I also appreciate when a man is straightforward and is then able to tell me directly what he wants and needs, it makes things so much simpler. I will reciprocate by doing the same :-).