I'm retired after 40+ years in the manufacturing industry. I have an ongoing interest in volunteering, hiking, travel, and sports and during my life I've found ways to merge two or more of those together. I guess you could say I'm "creative" that way! :-)
I'm also a down-to-earth guy who doesn't need a 5-star restaurant or hotel to be happy but I prefer something nicer than McD's and a two-person tent. I've done the tent thing in the past and I would again, but it wouldn't break my heart if I didn't :-) .
Here's what I'm looking for:
I'm looking for someone who has similar interests, but at the same time interests of her own too. I consider myself a life-long learner who wants to learn and experience new things.
I'm looking for an equal partner with enough common interests to form the basis of a great relationship.
I'm also not looking for a female couch potato. I'm looking for someone who wants to get out and DO things! Someone who strikes a balance between work and play and who believes that while home is nice and very worth having, there are lots of things to explore in the outside world too.
I'm looking for someone who believes that love, romance and passion aren't dependent on one's age, someone who believes that the numbers on one's driver's license has little to do with who that person is.
I enjoy concerts, trips to the city (especially Boston. Want to walk the Freedom Trail with me?) and I'm a staunch Red Sox fan who finds a way to get to Florida every March for a vacation in SW Florida and Ft Myers. Sun, beaches and baseball make for a great vacation!
I'm admittedly more of a summertime person than a wintertime person. I have a Jeep that the top comes off of in the summer and one of my favorite things to do is to pick a destination, drive to it, and then do whatever's there. I've been told that I "really know how to have a good time."
I'm also really good at looking at both sides of an issue before making any decisions. A good match for me is someone who can make solid 'snap' decisions - and then we talk the issue through to make the BEST decision. I believe that there's always room to talk and that no person is either always right or always wrong.
My favorite movies are The Shoes of the Fisherman, a very old movie about the electing of the Pope, The Usual Suspects, Phone Booth, and Pulp Fiction.
Shows.. what's this? TV? Yes, I watch a little more of it than I probably should, everything from Nat Geo to History to the major networks to "Family Guy". (Everyone has their secret vices. LOL)
My favorite Broadway show is "Fiddler on the Roof" followed by"Chicago".
Music - You name it, other than opera and rap. Favorite artist (right now) is Delbert McClinton.
Food - nearly anything that's not tied down and I don't have to fix!
:-) ...why a guy with as many good qualities as I have doesn't have a steady gal in his life! (Self-assessment is good for the soul.)
I like to think that considering all the good qualities I have, hair is one I can live without - if I have to. :-))
And BTW, I don't have an "upgraded membership" so if you decide you like what you see here don't just click on 'like', let me know!