I am definitely romantic, but I don't base romance on candlelight dinners, walking in the surf under moonlight, or any of the pretenses of what popular culture dictates as romantic, via the culture and traditions we are all immersed in. I would rather see love in action ... spontaneous displays of respect, consideration and affection.
If you have an X, hopefully you have a respectful relationship with him and he is not overly involved in your personal life, with the exception of any children that you share.
I like professional women. I don't really care what you do as long as you have some kind of skill and perform it well.. A sharp wit and a sense of humor is a big turn on for me. You will need one because I can get bored easily.
I love live music, the mountains, exploring the coast of Maine, car shows, rock and roll and jazz. I am not a huge Country and Western fan, but I have to say, rednecks are pretty funny.
Reasons to pass me by? You are a well educated - independAnt womEn and definAtely don't understand this riddle, think smoking socially has something to do with cigarettes, list your favorite hobby as your profession, post old photographs and lie about your age, cut and crop pictures of you with your X, think dating sites are your own personal fan club, are agoraphobic and have no intention of meeting anybody, honestly believe that picture of you with the heavy make-up makes you look ... "GREAT", consider your pets as your children, don't want to share me with my young daughters (7 and 9), like extravagant and expensive vacations, expect me to work out three times a week when my job requires that I work out 40 hours a week, you need to have perfectly manicured fingernails ... 24/7/365, hold your nose when you are around farm animals or horses, give money to TV evangelists, are mistaken for a casino employee, think that your new boyfriend is obligated to pay for everything that you do as a couple, have never been a licensed driver.
I understand the trust takes time and affection follows trust. If things are going well in a relationship, a natural course of events will follow, with affection leading the way ...