I enjoy being outdoors and hiking/backpacking is my "thing". Usually you can find me hiking in the White Mountains but I like to plan an extended backpacking trip each year. In 2011 it was a thru-hike of The Long Trail in VT and in 2012 it was the John Muir Trail in CA (cut short after 80 miles). Sometimes I'll go kayaking with my grown daughter. I've got a partially constructed kayak in the barn, but at the rate I'm going I'll probably be buried in it.
After a long career in high-tech, I'm starting to think about what comes next. I've started coursework with an eye towards sustainable food and farming. I'd love to have a small homestead in the country some day.
There are a couple of things that my potential partner should be prepared for:
My outdoor time is important to me. If you don't enjoy outdoor activity (hiking/backpacking, snowshoeing. cycling, kayaking, etc) then we're probably not a good match. Curled up on the couch together after a snowshoe trip through the woods is a great way to end the day.
In my mind I'm still 20-something (this sometimes causes conflict with my physical being which is all too aware of my true chronological age). I have no intention of growing old gracefully. I hope to meet someone with a similar perspective - 50 going on 30.
A "jeans and a T" kind of woman is more my style than someone with a lot of designer labels in their closet. I will appreciate it all the more when you wear something nice for a special occasion. If you dress "appropriately for your age" then we might have a problem.
Physical attraction is a factor for me. Perhaps someday I'll be evolved enough so that it doesn't matter but at this stage I'm stuck with it. Unfortunately it's hard to put down in words just what I find attractive. I guess that I can say that I'm drawn more to slim/slender/athletic women. I won't be concerned if you didn't have time to brush your hair before you left the house.
I am romantic and affectionate. I like to hold hands and may kiss you spontaneously if the spirit moves me. Be prepared for public (and private) displays of affection. If we happen to find that special chemistry then I will see you and only you. I am just not up to the drama that goes along with dating more than one person at a time.
See what I mean about the dog and meat wagon? (see above)