I respect your time as well as my own so let's get off on the best possible first impression. If you decide to drop me a note please use my name instead of "my dear" or "beautiful" or "Hi pretty" et al. Not using my name it tells me you are lazy and haven't read my profile, even though you say you are intrigued by it.
My name is RIGHT HERE, the link should work, https://teresafritschi.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/teresa-fritschi-journeying-to-your-own-ithaca/, and with my name you can Google me to assure yourself that I am a real person - and that I am not going to catfish you. Obviously Googling me also tells you a lot more about who I am than this profile ever could! Despite my digital footprint I can assure you I am really normal - I garden like a fiend, am a voracious reader, am sustainable, organic and eco-friendly, can stretch a roasting chicken further than anyone might believe possible, enjoy open water swimming, cycling, sailing, impromptu road trips and travel as well as prowling through antique shops and museums, adore the opera as well as good old fashioned rock and roll. If I haven't scared you off with this disclaimer then you are exactly the kind of man I will genuinely appreciate.
Where next? Hmm. OKC metric indicates that Sweden is one of my hot countries for finding love so I have changed my location in hope that you find me and as a preemptive to the jobs I have applied for in the hope of making a new life for myself in Sweden.
I was born in Niagara Falls, NY (since so many of you want to know). Turned 55 (on the 16th of Feb). Yes, my profile picture is current, no, I haven't had 'work done'. Lots of other images give you a great idea of who I am.
Before leaving the United States (July 2015, I have been doing business development work across Europe for my new business venture Commarglo) I sold most of my things and put the balance in storage. I find myself ready for almost anything the universe offers - I would LOVE to enjoy a cup of tea, a glass of very good red wine or a lovely Single Malt Scotch and conversation with you to explore possibilities.
Please don't be shy - fill out your profile or answer at least some questions see whether we share at least a 75% compatibility match, 60% friend match. If we don't please do not write and attempt to 'talk me up', you should want someone highly compatible as much as I do! I am probably going to drive you crazy over religion if you self-identify as a "god fearing Christian man" and are most likely to be highly offended by my Eastern philosophical based views on matters of spirituality and faith.
The RIGHT MAN is NOT MARRIED nor seeking a polyamorous relationship, nor does he smoke, do drugs, or drink more than modestly. Guys with a dog a serious plus.
You don’t ‘need’ to have a woman in your life but want one again for the balance and stimulation the right one brings with her. You kiss with your eyes as well as your lips, especially if it's the inside of my wrist or the back of my hand! You don’t say ‘I love you’ every moment of every day but ‘say it’ in a thousand little gestures such as brushing a strand of hair out of a woman’s eyes, send flowers for no reason, present a kiss to the top of her head or near her ear, provide a hug even if she has a knife in her hand or is covered with wet mud from gardening.
Finest OKC compliment received to date.
"I was also amused by your profile and impressed by your ninja-diva-level self confidence."
If you think sending me pictures of your various (ahem) attributes is appropriate - it's not - nor is suggesting as much. I have a very healthy libido and will want your body as much as any other woman might but I want to share our bodies within emotional intimacy.
Expanding my consciousness and spirituality, and sharing the wisdom of several lifetimes and challenging those around me to "not hold the bouquet of flowers too tightly".
Finally, utterly, actively seeking not the perfect man but the man that is perfect for me. Apply here!!!
Being a friend and confidante (what's said in this room, stays in this room).
Recent past reads:
Just finished reading the first six books in The Game of Thrones series.
Pulitzer Prize winning All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
William Dalrymple Return of a King (Battle for Afghanistan, 1839 - 42)
Jack Cashill Ron Brown's Body
Diana Galbadon Voyager
The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen, The Great Arab Conquests by Hugh Kennedy
How the French Invented Love by Marilyn Yalom
White Lama: The Life of Tantric Yogi Theos Bernard, Tibet's Lost Emissary to the New World by Douglas Veenhof
Eugene Oneguine A Romance of Russian Life in Verse by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, (again)
The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak (again)
The Agony and The Ecsatsy by Irving Stone
Omar Khayyam by Harold Lamb (again)
Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures
In the interest of research for my 2nd book, have read all of these and more: Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love and Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them both by Betsy Prioleau, Grandes Horizontales : The Lives and Legends of Four Nineteenth-Century Courtesans by Virginia Rounding, Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, with Help from the Most Famous--and Infamous--Women in History by Ellen T. White, Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman and The Circle of Eros: Sexuality in the Work of William Dean Howells
A toothbrush (obvious), a pumice stone (not so obvious)
Intellectual stimulation which includes wry humor
A garden (to nurture my soul, to create beauty if only in one tiny piece of the world)
My antique French bed, maybe with you in it?, currently in storage
Open water in which to swim, my bicycle preferably both
Oh, and I have been told that my feet are very sexy (if it matters at all to you).