I'm a bit hesitant insofar as dating sites since my last experiences with contacts were so fraudulent (for example, my last OKCupid meet-up was 10 years older and 50 lbs. heavier than she profiled). However, I'll try again.
My thanks and my apologies to those who contacted me during my absence from here. The above history is why I did not respond.
Think, feel, look, and function far younger than my chronological age which is, in any case, my parents' fault, and doesn't apply to me. Open, honest, and romantic: both man and gentleman. Committed to honor and integrity. Love literature, history, tall ships and the sea, comprehensible art, classical music, oldies, intelligible lyrics. Logical yet creative, emotionally and physically passionate. Love to laugh, looking for a source. Often tilt at windmills - what the hell, sometimes they fall.
The woman I seek is not afraid to be loved or to risk loving. Her beauty is within and without, and she can see that beauty in herself. Our relationship is based not on needing each other, but on the desire and passion to nurture each other. I want to garden, not to hunt, to plant, not to pillage. We are best friends, as well as partners and lovers. We do not just love each other, but are in love with each other. She knows that she can make tomorrow better than what it would be without her, and so she will never fear the dawn. The sound of her laughter is the finest music. She will teach me to hear and to dance to the music in her heart.
What I love are dogs, cats, children. Ocean breezes, smells and sounds. Fall leaves. Spring birds. The silence of a snowfall. Laughter. The sleek and smooth symmetry of women. History. Ideas, challenges, and intelligent debate. Literature. Music. Love.
Former Marine Corps Officer (pilot); retired from career in Industrial Engineering. Fill my days with reading (history, historical fiction, crime procedurals, adventure, and mysteries), community and volunteer work, on-line research and keeping in touch with distant friends. Love movies, but not watching alone.
I've always been a one woman man, and even now figure that she's worth waiting for and looking for. To the best of my knowledge I've never broken my word, and to the best of my ability have always kept my promises.
Recently quit smoking: trying to stay quit. Stay fit otherwise.
Collect pets (4 dogs, 2 cats), fine art - oils & acrylics, and sculpture.
Still settling into my new house and could use some help making it a home; specifically, it needs a woman's touch (for that matter, so do I). I suppose I'd even be willing to get rid of some of my "stuff".