I'm a sincere, monogamous man, who is given to romanticism. I'm stable, kind, compassionate and have empathy and one who at the same time won't stand for a minute if there is a scam in the air - yes, some have tried. If that is your game; forget it, it really won't work.
I'm here hopefully to find a lady friend with whom I could first regard as just that and with whom I might find, one day, that rare and wonderful thing - something true and everlasting. I'm a little past being a 'clubber', so where else does one go at this time of life? I know love is not just found in 'fairy tales' for, in my time, I have had the experience and I want to go there again. With apologies to 'The Monkees', I would love to be able to once again sing that line in their song, "I'm a Believer".
I was not fortunate enough to have had children. It would have been nice to have done so, however I am not 'crippled' by the lack of them. The fact is that in my early fifties I 'suddenly' found myself childless and single - who would have guessed? It has been said that I could still be a father, but really, how wise or fair would it be to have a home full of teenagers when one is in one's 'autumn' years. The idea sounds a little selfish to me.
Professionally, I have experience in many areas. I've been a sales executive, a fire officer, a manager in public service, a director of a large financial institution, an investor, an advisor to the building and construction industry. Though now retired, I maintain an interest in the stock and financial markets and will most likely do so until I reach my expiry date.
I love the beauty of nature in all its forms - the flora, the fauna and the landscape, from the grandeur of the mountains, to the deserts, to the sea, I find the beauty, the terror and the wonders of nature awe inspiring. I'm sure there is a like minded soul out there with whom to share these wonders, someone with whom to grow old and stay young. What was that, he said? *smile* You know what I mean.
Regular long walks keep me reasonably fit. I love to walk in the mountains, beside a crystal clear mountain stream, along the coast, through a forest or even on a golf course. I could easily turn to or take up any of the many other forms of exercise but this is what I do at present. Whatever, I would always have to be physically active.
I adore good wine (usually red but often white and bubbles too) and good food in all its various incarnations.
I like to travel and have a considerable list of favoured and planned destinations within North America, Europe and Asia. Destinations for 2013 are Tasmania, Ireland, Scotland and Malaysia - I am looking forward to all the experiences with great anticipation.
I haven't skied for some years, but still carry a desire to ski the Canadian Rockies and the Austrian Alps among a multitude of other destinations. Will I ever get back to it? I hope so. Is there a companion out there who might share the sentiment?
In all the things I love and do, a like minded companion/friend/lover would simply quadruple the pleasure for me. Am I asking too much? I don't think so. What do you think? I'm also most certainly amenable to taking on new ideas and experiences.
I'm not especially a politically driven man, but my politics are more or less 'centre' and lean slightly to the left - I consider that my social conscience puts me there. I feel there are too many injustices and far too much cold hearted hypocrisy in our world. Occasionally, just occasionally, I suffer the frustration caused by some of our politicians have the urge to stand for public office. In time, the urge dissipates and I am able to return to some measure of sanity.
I am definitely not 'stuffy', but for me good manners, grace and propriety are important. I love humour - mine is slightly 'whacky' and often has a rather heavy dose of irreverence - a small source of shock to some (I love that) - I hasten to add that it is necessary for one to carefully pick one's mark here. Rudeness, poor manners and coarseness are an anathema to me.
I like to dress well - either up or down - and am still given to occasional bouts of 'retail therapy'; usually of the fashion/clothing variety.
Though not wealthy, I am financially independent and able to satisfy the small extravagances in life that I sometimes crave.
If you are an adventurous woman, balanced, well grounded and you would like to meet a guy who knows how to treat a woman properly, who appreciates the qualities of grace, manners and propriety, maybe you should contact me. I don't bite (well, not on a first date anyway) and I am certain you will have a pleasant time.