Travel, laugh, cycle, hike, play piano, dance, read, meditate, make love, learn, spend time with family and friends, movies, theater, concerts, volunteer in a public school kindergarten (brings me tremendous joy), relax, pet my cats, watch baseball (go A's), watch TV (rarely). I would love to share some of these with you and to share some of your favorites as well.
It's exciting to me that there are so many possibilities. I don't miss work one bit (after 40 years of it).
I realize that starting a new relationship for those of us in our 60’s is an interesting process. We have so much history and maybe even some “baggage.”
I have some thoughts about "chemistry." We're all looking for it. And I've come to realize that it's more elusive and complex than we first thought. "Chemistry at first sight" is perhaps the most elusive of all. There are times we've met people and felt an immediate spark or interest, and it's wonderful. It can be a good opening (better than it not being there).
Sometimes, though, I've found that this immediate feeling of "chemistry" is more in my head than in a solid reality - and for me and my women friends much of this is based on hopes, fantasies, thoughts of the future. I suspect men experience this differently. I'd be interested in a conversation.
This leads me to examine the "no chemistry" concept. If after a "coffee date," there's a strong or definite dislike, then I'm happy to move on quickly. Short of that, if I find some opening or commonality, then I'm up for seeing what might evolve with a few more dates. It takes awhile to get to know someone, and I've often found pleasant surprises.
I offer my warmth, openness, happiness, sensuality, gratitude, compassion, sense of humor, and willingness to try new things.