How do you answer the question "Who are you?" with a simple, "I am me". This is hard to do, but I'll try and describe myself- I'm outgoing, funny, inquisitive and affectionate I'm old fashioned in that I like to open doors, to help with my coat and I love to be pamper; just so you know, it's not one-sided. I am a very giving person and really enjoy it when I find a perfect gift for someone-something as unique as they are. I’m told that chemistry is overrated. Call me unrealistic or a dreamer if you must but I’d rather be alone than settle for someone who doesn’t stir my soul and make my heart beat faster for all the right reasons. I am also at an interesting point in my life. My children are gone. Not in a rush looking for an honest and fun companion that compliments my life. Butterflies vs. baggage, in other words building a respect for each other and a trust that allows communication and honesty so control and over smothering or insecurity don't need to be there. Nurturing when needed but sensitivity about when it is not necessary. (Already raised children)...the delicate balance of independence and autonomy. I can be strong-willed, but I am really looking for a partner who is the one I can relax with and know that I'm safe and cared for. Someone I can lean on when I need to. I’m looking for that soft place to fall at the end of a stressful day. Someone who without saying a word can make me smile just by thinking about them or seeing their face. I like the sound of a woman's voice and enjoy hearing inflections/intonationations and actual laughter... call me old fashioned, but I think it's a much more personal way to communicate. I'm looking for a confident, affectionate, fun loving woman who is young at heart, spirit and style, preferably no more than 100 (LoL) years younger than me. I want to share fun times, appreciate and be appreciated. I am looking for companionship, friendship, dating and maybe something else if we'd be willing to take the time /get to know each other and see what happens.
I'm a happy, professional, confident, loving and affectionate man with a youthful, playful, independent spirit and style. I’m self-motivated (for the most part) and self-sufficient. I have a fun, calm and casual personality and lifestyle. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, gardening, dancing and the outdoors (boating, hiking or camping). Traveling is of interest, getting back into shape, eating healthy and having a home life that is loving and supportive shared by good friends and family. I have 3 children all grown, out on their own, 10 grandchildren (Yes, 10). I have my 89 year old mother and my 20 month old granddaughter who lives with me and a great circle of friends and family who I love dearly. Artistic upbeat happy person. I would not mind if my path crossed with an educated, easy going, "Nice", woman - did I say "Nice" (I do wish I could underline that word) :0.
If you have jealous or extremist tendencies, are looking to hook up, or your profile and photos are not current and an honest representation of whom you are now please pass me by. I guess I'm looking for a woman who is kind, funny, and self-confident, secure emotionally and financially, and likes being a part of a couple. I'm looking for friendship and dating, maybe leading to more in the future. I am honest, trustworthy, affectionate and passionate and 100 % loyal to those I love and care about. Photography, travel, wineries, antiques, laughter, a pretty standard this is my M.O. I suppose. I am also content curling up and watching a movie or reading a book. I like working on home projects and don't mind getting my hands dirty. I like my job and the people I work with (most days). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I live a healthy life style and love being active.
I'd just like to add...
"6 Feet" and Good Looking" I am not but I do have a Good heart. Is this not what really matters? When it is all said and done a Man is measure by his deeds and not his height or looks. A Man is measure by the smallest of small but his heart measures a true "Man". One day everything physical will be gone but my heart will still be with me. God made me, as I am, a Man first with a heart.
In our life there is our greatest challenge is to find someone who knows our faults, mistakes and differences and yet still willingly embraces you with a "Unconditional Love".
Let me tell you a little about me
I Love write poems and now short stories
I am developing a closer walk with my God
I am asking God what He (God) would have for me to do
I care very much for my family
I Love to cook
I work very hard and I love what I do
I love Chess and play for the joy of the game
I do not let large or small things take my joy
I find myself putting myself last more now then every (To say it is not about me)
My joy, I will not give it away
I always say if you want to know then ask
I ask a lot of questions - "Going In"