Ideally I'm looking for a non-smoker who is honest, intelligent, kind, and knows how to communicate. Someone who shares my passion for travel, healthy living, and doesn't mind that my 7 pound dog sleeps on my bed with me (he doesn't take up too much room). Emotional maturity is important but with a playful nature--knowing when to let that mischievous boy come out and play.
I'm self-employed and I can live anywhere, so I'm not opposed to moving for the right relationship but I do need sunshine on a regular basis. For the next few months I will be working in Riverside a couple of days a week.
Baggage: The good, the bad, the ugly:
The best thing about never having been married is that I've never been divorced, no crazy ex's, no children. The reasons remaining single have varied over my life--but basically I didn't want to marry the men who wanted to marry me and vice aversa. I would love to fall in love again for the rest of my life and a piece of paper would be nice, but not necessary.
My baggage is mostly physically, I've had over a dozen operations--six just on my eyes. My eyes are my best feature but have always given me trouble-- I have a lens implant, glaucoma, double vision and no depth perception, so I tend to trip over things or walk into walls because I don't see them. I like to hike but I need hiking poles even for flat surfaces. I need glasses for distance (and the glasses won't be replaced by either contacts or laser surgery--I'm not a candidate for either).
I've had cancer twice, my body has been through the war and I have scars to prove it. So if you want a body perfect, I'm not even close but my scars have faded so that in candlelight they are not even noticable.
I love children but I'm not too anxious to meet yours until a firm relationship has been established. I get very attached to children and if our relationship ends, I lose contact with the children too. I've stayed in relationships longer than I should have because of my attachment to the children.