My life was working perfectly; but fate intervened. My passion in life was always being half of a couple. I always threw myself wholeheartedly into my career and took great pride in being the best therapist, clinical supervisor and mental health center director I could be. If I was still working while I'd still have that, but with retirement after the death of my wife of 40 years in January of 2010 of course everything changed.
I would be content being at home much of the time with someone special in my life. She doesn't have to be with me all the time; but just knowing we are partners can make a day alone satisfying, even if I have little to do.
I am generous and don't mind spending money to have a good time.
I don't have much patience with phonies.
My sense of humor is wry and spontaneous. (I don't"tell jokes").
I am "a partner person". I want to find someone who feels the same way.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am one of many Jewish atheists, Jewish by culture but not religion. I am turned off by organized religion, especially dogmatism. My partner must accept that I am convinced that with death comes an absolute end of all consciousness.
I can't see myself being with someone who isn't politically liberal. I am attracted to women who are smart and clever, who can engage in playful repartee.
I am very much taken by the wonders and mysteries life, nature and the cosmos; but that doesn't make me spiritual in the usual sense of the word. I am fascinated by discoveries in physics, biology and medicine. I'd rather say I'm a secular humanist than an atheist. I am more like Stephen Hawkings in my view of God and the cosmos.
With the right woman I'd be happy staying at home relaxing and taking day trips, working in the garden, eating out, watching a few well written and acted TV dramas, watching the MSNBC evening political shows, going to Boston, the Cape, or the beach, taking longer road trips around New England, shopping, reading, discussing politics and just about any topic of mutual interest. I'd be willing to take a few big vacations.