Lost love of my life to cancer after 22 faithful years together.
I'm getting over it and won't bring it up unless you do.
Experience tells me there is bound to be a rebound relationship or two, so I'm not opposed to something casual or a to a night out to meet someone who intrigues me even without the prospect of sex.
I see life as a spectrum of color not grey or black/white. Best summary is a liberal redneck. I believe in safety nets, but that people have responsibilities too. I hate the hateful and am intolerant of intolerance. This goes for the radical right and loony left.
Have lived an interesting life which has taken the edges off the sharper parts of my personality. My friends will tell you I have a demented sense of humor, but that doesn't stop them from laughing at my jokes.
Not looking for a mother or caretaker. I don't think of myself as a romantic, but do have that side, coming home to someone, put my arms around them, nuzzle their neck, earlobe, ...
I give flowers/etc. when not expected. You won't see me trying to buy my way out after pissing you off.
I could go on for pages, but what would be talk about later?