60 Albany, United States
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My self-summary
My son and I moved to Oregon about two years ago. We have two dogs from the local shelter. I walk with the dogs every day, at least an hour every day, working on basic obedience commands. I hope to train one new dog to therapy work, and the other one to obedience, Rally-O, agility and scent/sight work.

I would love to find someone who would enjoy the excitement and fun that we would add to his life, as well as looking forward to walking life's path forward as a couple.

I am very active for my age; loyal, generous, and kind to those I care about. I also reach out to others in need, emotionally, or those fallen on hard times, with food or meals, as an example.

In addition to walking/hiking, I enjoy cooking, gardening, board games, tutoring, horse back riding, foodie road trips and more extended travel, swimming, yoga, and dancing of all types. I would love to make you look good on the dance floor!

My strongest traits might be compassion, confidence, intelligence, sense of humor, feisty, integrity, and loyalty. Playful without being childish. Thinker. Emotional. Hard working. I enjoy surprising friends and loved ones with gifts. Family first, what there is of it. I have been described as "attentive".

If you are allergic to or just plain don't like dogs, that would most likely be a deal breaker.

Random thoughts:

* 18-65 does not make you an Adult.

* Make peace with your past so it doesn't screw up your present.

* Yes, guys, that's OEM you're lookin' at, not surgical intervention.

* What you don't do with your head, you do with your hands and your feet. (Grandma)

*Drive it, milk it, or park it! It's the long one on the right! (Hoosier-ism from my Dad)

* I want to be the person my dog thinks I am. (she thinks I'm an angel farting strawberries)

* If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

* Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy
lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

* Truth, Loyalty, Love, Yes." (Susan-ism)

"Grow old with me, the best is yet to be." - Robert Browning
What I’m doing with my life
Raising my son. Helping other people's children through reading intervention and tutoring. Dancing until I'm pooped. Travel. Foodie road trips to cheese quest and the general thrill of discovery!
I’m really good at
Lots of things, but not everything. Being a good friend. Loving people whether they like it or not, if they deserve it or need it. Talking. Teaching. Organizing, planning, logistics. Giving support and analysis. Being social.
The first things people usually notice about me
OK, silly me, I woulda said something else, but all I'm getting is "the chest"..... Fine.

Personality, my smile, when I smile big, and my hair. Energy level. That I don't look or act my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most recent book read: The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Short. Fascinating. Applicable to many situations, including life in general. I read mostly non-fiction but enjoy novels as well, and particularly books that are in a series, e.g., 3+ books. Also "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. Talk about food for thought!

Movies I enjoy just about anything but gore/slasher movies. Favorites include animation, sci-fi, mafia/mob stuff, anime, claymation, historical drama, comedy, action, romance, book adaptations if well done, martial arts movies (seen 47 Ronin?), (serious or goofy like Kung Fu Hustle, Animal House). A Beautiful Mind. Gangs of New York. The Last of the Mohiccans.

Grew up going to high-brow stuff like SF Symphony and Opera, Shakespeare (been to Ashland 6 times), the Curran, A.C.T. Enjoy summer theater outside with picnic dinners and wine.

Food: open to pretty much all types, including raw and fresh. Depends on the mood.
The six things I could never do without
Love. My son. Kissing. My pets. Something great (and not settling for less). There is no *moderation* in Passion.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My son, how to be a great mom to him, and how rapidly that is changing. New and old friends. Doing good in the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You wouldn't be disappointed :P
You should message me if
You are honest in word and deed (you live where you say you do, your pics are *reasonably accurate, etc.). You want a relationship, not just sex. You have truly processed your past, are ready to move forward, available, and actually *ready* for a new monogamous partnership. I'd also be interested in an activities partner, if you're not up for couple-ness.