As indicated, I am 65, weight 198lbs, retired from law enforcement in 2006, and I have lived in Tampa most all my life. My photos are within the last 2 years. In the wedding photo, the two girls are daughters now age 20 and 29. I live in the Temple Terrace area, I own my own home, and I do part-time volunteer work. I give my time to a non-profit computer group and I spend some of my time at my church helping with the computers and networking. If my spending time at church is difficult for you, dont write. I am not a 'Bible Thumper' nor do I quote scripture BUT, I prefer a partner who has a 'Faith' based belief and can allow me to do the same.
For entertainment, I love antiquing, photography, flea markets, junk shops, computers, travel, cruising, the beach, biking, and the usual entertainment outings. I enjoy spending time with my partner, weekend get-a-ways, cuddling and showing my affection. It is not important for me to spend 'Nights with the guys'. If you are familiar with the book 'The Five Love Languages' (do a Google) by Dr. Gary Chapman, I believe my important languages are 'Quality Time' with my partner and secondly, 'Physical Touch'
I believe the three important values for a good relationship are faith, true family values, and a caring, loving nature. A good date or fun time can be anything that each of you wish to do and enjoy sharing time together. The MATCH I seek is a classy lady of mature nature, an educated background, either retired or very close to retirement. I am thinking she would be between 57-69 or so, with an active, 'healthy life style' and is not 'gasping for air' if they exercise or run 100 yards. Please, no smokers - AND - If you are seeking a 'sugar-daddy' or a 'green-card' - Pls., don't write.
I believe that a good relationship begins with true friendship, trust and each partner must be able to communication openly and honestly. Although I may ask for advice on a particular matter, I would suggest that such a request is not an invitation to change me into something that I am not ready to be. The same applies in the other direction. We must allow each other to be who we are as a person, and not to force changes in order for either of us to fit into the other person's life.
Albert Einstein once said: "Women marry men hoping they will change and men marry women hoping they will not; so each is inevitably disappointed."
Being retired and financially sound, I have made the necessary arrangements for my future. I am prepared for the days ahead and my partner should have some resources of her own (not living with the kids to survive) and be able to assist in the betterment of our retirement years. If these elements fit your life's objectives, I would love to hear from you... I am "ready to travel, and travel often..."
P.S. - For me, photos are necessary in order to open a line of communications. After all, physical appearance is an essential element in the 'Chemistry' we all seek.
PPS - We probably not a match if:
* If you must have a man with a Harley
* If you don't know who Bill O'Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Glen Beck, or Greta Van Sustern are.
* If you believe that the role of our government is to 'redistribute the wealth'
* If you believe that Obama should be re-elect