I live modestly, but am debt free, have no children, by choice. I love to read, travel, and deepen my friendships with the dear persons I have been so blessed to have met in the course of my life.
Politically, I am pretty much a Libertarian, but I do have more conservative values as I've grown older.
I have never "cheated" on any woman I've been involved with: my word is my bond. My former girlfriend never wanted to travel, but even on the other side of the world, I never violated the vow I made to her to be faithful to her.
The terms of our relationship have now changed, by her choice, not mine; she wants to "Be Married to God", as she is older than myself, and I think she is sensing her time is growing shorter.
I respect that, and we are still best of friends.We speak almost everyday, and I would do anything within my power for her; she is the most noble and wonderful woman I have ever known. I still love her dearly, but as a dear friend now, and not as an intimate She has "given me" permission to find another mate, that we enjoyed for over 10 years. I still mourn that loss, but have to move on.
I want a woman that I can share my life with, to the same or greater caliber than I savored with her; I won't settle for less.