I did some soul searching before signing up for this. What motivated me? Fear of being alone? Passing age 50 and feeling my mortality? In part yes; these things and more I am sure. But past basic needs and fears I arrive at a long standing truth. I have always known I am at my very best in a monogamous, caring relationship. I am funnier, sexier, more alive, more affectionate...more everything. I am myself times ten. And dammit I like the way that feels. I absolutely will not accept this diminished life. I will not "go gentle into that good night.", as Dylan Thomas wrote about growing older.
I could go on and on about 'what I'm looking for' I am no shopping list of pros and cons and neither are you. We are all the amalgam of long lives with experiences both good and bad and we are utterly unique. Granted, some much more unique than others!
I find humor in nearly everything and do not thrive on conflict at all. I relate better to someone more on the calm side and natural in appearance. A sense of humor, especially about yourself is key. Freakishly large breasts and a private jet would be big pluses but not required. (Do I need to point out I'm kidding?) I really only insist upon two things - the capacity for true passion (I don't mean just physically), the capacity to eventually trust someone worthy of trust, and immutable personal integrity. Well, OK. Three things.
Random bits of thought:
Politically I am a fiscal conservative but a social libertarian.
The adage that men want a lady in public and a "bad girl" in private...is true.
My smoking has pretty much been reduced to using one of those e-cigarettes! Yea! It isn't smoke! Pretty cool.
My emotional baggage consists of a small carry on that fits in the overhead compartment
As a kid I used to lie in my twin bed and wonder where my brother was.
I am in no hurry to jump into bed with anyone. Besides, I might break a hip.
I am the life of parties I don't even attend.
I recently lost my title as 'World's Greatest Cuddler' to an overly needy Saint Bernard.
I once walked my golf clubs chest deep into the Atlantic Ocean and left them on the bottom just to make my friends laugh.
I would like to get the crowd at a livestock auction to do a wave cheer.
I play guitar. Badly. But with great enthusiasm.