After 20 years in Europe, I moved back to the U.S. late in 2013 to work on a couple of books and see what other mischief I can cause. Still getting settled here, and yes, a lot sure has changed.
I'm a healthy older guy with a bewildering variety of interests in life (which is okay: I'm a writer, so it's part of the job description), loves to travel, talk with brainy people, and cook. I decided at the start of '11 that the only things even remotely worth pursuing are love and beauty, and, with the uncertainty of the former, I'm hell-bent on the latter. And totally open to the former, of course.
Looking for a younger woman who can inspire me and whom I can inspire, who's also old enough to be an appropriate partner. (I believe in the "French number," which is half your age plus 7 as the youngest: most of my friends fit into that slot, and partners have to be friends, too, obviously). It's what experience has shown me that works best. If the age thing offends you (as it does some folks) we won't get along anyway, and I should add that you shouldn't let my age freak you out, either. In short, job description here is friend, lover, and partner.
You also have to have your own life and interests. Having engaged with that search will make you the kind of confident, balanced person I'm looking for. The words "tomboy," "geek," and "nerd" are not insults here, either. Tall is good, and so is eccentric and bohemian without edging over to nuts.
I don't have kids and never did have them, so if you have children still in the house, I might not be the best choice for you, sad to say. I was poorly parented, and don't really think it's time to learn those skills.
I think finding someone this way is possible. It's almost happened a couple of times recently. It could happen again tomorrow.
So...what are you doing tomorrow? Up for a challenge? Don't be afraid to send a note: I'm an engaging correspondent if the person on the other end of the exchange fascinates me. And you might.