I like my home to be comfortable, and filled with things I like to look at and listen to – girlfriend? Music invokes powerful pleasure and emotion for me: Etta James, Sarah Vaughan, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane are like comfort food. I listen to and like all musical genres. I’m learning to play guitar.
And speaking of comfort food, Thai and Maryland eastern shore style seafood are at the top of my list. But anything that tickles my tongue is a turn-on. I lived in San Francisco for a year and was surrounded by foodies, mixologists and sommeliers. I spent three months in New Orleans with an expense account. I’m fascinated by it all and just absolutely love good food and drink.
I’m a lifelong learner – I’ve always gravitated towards things I was afraid of or couldn’t do yet. I’m a dancer: ballroom, Salsa and other nightclub Latin dances, and niteclub freestyle. I taught part time at Arthur Murray’s for a few years, and other venues after that. I like to read and am a sponge for knowledge - advances in health, diet, and the mind are some of my favorite topics.
What I’m looking for:
Aside from wanting to find someone who can put up with my silly butt for the next 40 years (always optimistic), I’d like someone who has the ability and desire to create a relationship that’s going to be good for both of us; best friends, best lovers, understanding and supporting the things that we both need to be content with and excited about life. I like curious, positive, friendly people; people who give other people the benefit of the doubt. I like honest, assertive women who don’t mind taking charge for the things that they are good at. I really don’t need or want to dominate anyone. The honesty part is really important to me; no secrets. For me, after a reasonable period of time of getting to know and trust each other, secrets are a deal breaker. I can’t let my problems or relationship problems go unresolved for very long. I work hard at understanding and working through issues that cause me pain in life. There aren’t many things that I’m too embarrassed to talk about. I’m a very kind, patient, nonjudgmental person, and I want a partner of the same ilk. I’m a yapper (like to talk), and I’m very interested in people, I go deep quickly. But there are times that I need to reflect and figure out how I feel about things. Hope you’re OK with that.