Consider me a straightforward person. But do not mistake being straightforward with being simple. I am quietly confident with a tendency to understate. I have a willing spirit, an honest heart, and an eagerness to explore and experience.
Traveling, on and off the beaten path, adventures and what various cultures have to offer, and to lands where we don't speak the language. Finding those fabulous little out of the way places, where ever in the world they may be. This doesn't include package tours to the Caribbean (unless it's just for a weekend). And I have a lifelong desire to learn, and a flexible mind to be able to use what I learn.
Am single again for the past six years (permanently separated, divorce pending), after 23 years of marriage. Three kids, all finished university, but two came back (do they ever really leave?) No baggage, just a little pocket lint as a reminder to not repeat past mistakes.
Me, in a nutshell. (might need a coconut shell ;)
Personality: Have been told I am respectful, sensitive, romantic, and very loyal. Innovative and an unconventional thinker, and can often string a couple of words together.
Culture: Live theater, galleries, museums, Toronto symphony, an occasional concert or cultural events. Finding a nice little restaurant or pub with character, an outdoor concert or just roaming about the city.
Outdoors: Canoeing, kayaking, boating and boat trips, sailing, cross country skiing and occasionally camping. The camping has become a little more civilized, but a wilderness camping or canoe/kayak trip to a spectacular destination would be awesome (Yukon River canoe trip?). Past sports include SCUBA, and horseback riding, both to high levels.
Sensuality: Respectful, I like women and treat them as equals. Enjoy sensuality and giving. Gentle, attentive, compassionate and passionate. I care deeply.
Handyman: Can fix almost everything, renovating houses, and builder of dreams. Fixing things mechanical that is, found fixing relationships a little tougher. But I've learned a great deal the past few years.
Honest: I really am 57. I am separated. A woman recently told me a status of Single is justified because I've been separated so long. I want to be honest and open, and expect the same in return. I've been questioned if my pictures are representative. My weight has changed. I'm lighter and in much better physical condition from the 2013 pictures.
Exercise: I don't have any routine, but I keep physically active. Have no trouble climbing up a tree that doesn't have many branches. Recently began regular 5k+ HIIT walk/sprint, 4-5 times per week..
But really, what do all descriptions of likes, dislikes, dreams and desires really mean? They aren't a checklist, just descriptions of what has come before. What really matters, is where we want to go, what we want to do together. Similarities, common interests and intimacy create a relationship. But it's how we handle and resolve differences, that keeps us together.
An observation about communications. Women sometimes assume when they communicate through words or gestures, the meaning or intent is obvious. It may be obvious to you...... Men, as members of the right brained fraternity (some may say, small brained), we often need communication that is a little less subtle. And occasionally delivered with a little more impact. A club, swung with sufficient velocity is often appropriate to embed thoughts . ;) .... I can laugh at myself too.
I have knowledge and wisdom on seemingly endless topics, which has occasionally earned me some (complementary) nicknames....;)
I don't watch much TV, and don't have cable, but shows I enjoy are science fiction, documentary shows, international news, and selected movies.
Food, I can be satisfied with basic healthy food, but always have unusual and various ethnic foods thrown into the mix. And I am learning how to cook, which means more than just boiling water and burning pots.
I enjoy theatre, had a subscription to Toronto Symphony, concerts. Occasional club. At the other end of the spectrum, there is watching for shooting stars, satellites and Aurora Borealis, while lying on the back of a boat, floating in the middle of a lake .
A few good friends
Travel and a passport
The great outdoors, especially near or on the water
A cozy fireplace
Building things (haven't had much time lately)
That's what it's like on here sometimes. We may all speak the same language, and all say the same things, but don't always understand each other??
Why is it so difficult to find a compatible partner? I hear comments that there are some many women looking yet can't find anyone?
Oh, and if I see a lovely young woman walking down the street, the first thing that comes to mind is, ""Hmm, she looks nice... I wonder if her mother is single?".....
I am looking for a long term relationship. Not looking for a one night stand, or anything short term, other than friends.
It's now up to you. Take a chance, maybe?.... :))
I will add that nothing written above is "criteria" I am looking for in a partner. All I ask is for loyalty, a desire to learn and explore, and a willing spirit.