I'm a sincere, monogamous man, who is given to romanticism. I'm stable, kind, compassionate, 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's what you are about, 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 here I am, a denizen of OKC. In my time, I have had the 'real' love experience and I want to go there again. It'd be terrific to sing that old 'Monkees' song again - I'm a Believer. Best, for others, I do that in the shower only *ahem*
Married and divorced early, no children and always thought I would marry again and have a family. Somehow, someway along the line, I forgot to. Damn! C'est la vie, I guess.
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, but mainly on a golf course. I like also to ride my bike, not madly fast, but as a tourer along some of the more picturesque trails here in Oz. There's room in the boot for another set of golf clubs or another bike on the roof-rack whatever your fancy.
Just occasionally, I also like to dabble in the fine art of fly-casting. It really is a beautiful thing to do while immersed in nature.
I'm looking to soon take up pilates - if that's your thing, an introduction wouldn't go astray at all.
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'll 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. I've been to many and will/do visit regularly.
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 - 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 frustrations 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. I would hope that you were in a similar position.
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.