I'm looking for a partner who is open minded, independent, quick witted and tough-skinned. I don't expect you to be perfect - we all have our weaknesses - but I do expect you to be honest with yourself and the rest of the world about who you are, where you've been, what you want, and what you feel. I'm looking for an intellectual partner who's willing to stand up for her ideas, challenge mine, and let the best ones win without hurt feelings. Someone who knows the difference between an argument and a fight, who appreciates banter, and who doesn't take things too seriously.
I hope, if you're still reading by this point, that you're starting to get an idea of who I am. I've had a very unique and interesting life. I suspect you have, too. I've traveled, studied and worked in four continents; I've nearly died at least twice; I've watched people being born and I've watched them die; I feel like I've been fortunate to have lived many lives in this lifetime; and I've been called an "old soul" more than once. I've loved and lost, and I'm not looking for my "perfect" mate. I am looking for a partner in crime who's willing to join me in the adventure of life.
You should also know that I'm a very sexual person. This does not mean that I want a one night stand (though at times the idea is appealing). For the most part, I don't think sex really makes sense until two people get to know each other. Sometimes that takes longer than others, and chemistry is notoriously unpredictable. What is important about this, and why I bring it up, is that I think sexuality - and sensuality - are essential parts of a healthy relationship. This means everything from physical contact, hugs, hand holding and unsolicited caressing to deep, passionate intimacy. These are not the hallmarks of courtship, destined to fade with familiarity and time; they are the sign posts of lasting shared passion that I have seen in the lives of the happiest, most committed old couples I have met. In short, if you don't like sex and the pleasure of physical interaction, this won't work.
I think I've said enough to scare away most of you, so if you're still reading, send me a message! I don't bite without permission.