My field is dominated by people much younger, so I feel fortunate to be seen as a peer and a mentor. I'm a TV producer (with a focus on comedy) and I recently added management to my company. I like to tap into my spontaneous, goofy side and keep things fun. After all, laughter is a key ingredient to a relationship, among many other things!
I think all this factors into why I relate best to people in my preferred age range. I'm rather easy going with a calm presence and have more patience than most people. Perhaps the reason for that is because as I've gotten older, I have learned to practice (not perfected) the art of "simply living in the moment." However, I'm told quite often (by both sexes) that I'm very different than most women and perhaps that's why. I feel fortunate that dating and sex come easily, but having a deeper connection brings more value and joy. Of course, that takes time and I'm not in a hurry. It's about enjoying the journey with someone you care about.
In 2005, I had my most life altering moment to date - I became a kidney donor for my best friend and then had the unique opportunity to share our story on Oprah. If I could do it again, I would do it without hesitation.
I'm often asked why I'm still single and my response is: "Have you ever lived in Los Angeles?" I basically gave up my dating life in my late 20s-40s for my career. No regrets - can't really dwell on the past. And I "grew up" there. The lack of dating in LA was a big factor in moving back east and I'm lucky enough to be able to work here in the same industry. So I'm not the type to just settle. Who wants that?