You live in a small town or small-medium city by the sea. Will be able to relocate in 2-3 years. Heading south - Eastern Shore; DelMarVa; OBX; barrier islands from Virginia to South Carolina.
Tidewater/Chesapeake/Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Accomack etc. a plus and preferred, but will consider south of Dare and Hyde counties - Crystal Coast/Charleston and points in between.
No hunters - please! Not religious, but I don't care if you are (and you don't care that I'm not). You don't smoke or you are trying to quit. You don't need an Ivy education, but you like to continue learning.
I am well-read; well-educated. I love to travel, love the arts and humanities. Bicycling and hiking. Good conversation.
I'm bright; cheerful; friendly - but NOT naïve. I can smell a scammer from a mile or two hundred away.
If you're out there and reading this, Tidewater Man (or his cousin elsewhere in coastal Maryland; Virginia; NC/SC), drop a line.
You must absolutely be unmarried.
Wings of Desire; Beasts of the Southern Wild; All is Lost; All the President's Men; Days of Heaven; plus:
IQ 83 (in production)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Clockwork Orange (and the novel from which it was adapted)
Wings of Desire
Last Tango in Paris
The English Patient (unlike Elaine Benes, I actually liked the thing, but loved the book more, for its geological passages)
The Shawkshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Wages of Fear
The Rules of the Game
Hiroshima mon amour
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In the Bedroom (and Dubus's story, "Killings")
To Kill a Mockingbird
Brave Little Toaster
A Clockwork Orange; The Road; The Mabinogi; Ulysses (and indeed all of Joyce); The Aeneid; The Iliad; The Odyssey; anything by The Bard but especially King Lear; Dickens; Victor Hugo; Tinkers; anything by David Foster Wallace and Deborah Digges (and most modern and post-modern poetry); Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but especially "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"; Táin Bó Cúailnge.
Classical; jazz; rock; alt-country (The Jawhawks; The Wild Feathers); Loreena McKennitt; Christine McVie (and Fleetwood Mac when Christine McVie is in it) (and the Danny Kirwan era of FM); Nils Lofgren; The Waterboys; The Clancy Brothers; In Tua Nua.
Asian food of all kinds; Italian; culinary tourism.
Winter drizzle and fog, accompanied by thunder and lightning. Raised as a northern snow-bird, I learned I loved being a southern island girl (OK, island woman).
I'll never completely leave the city behind. Expect to travel and visit.
The way we treat our children; elderly; disabled
You are NOT a hunter.
You're not a bigot - no racists; no anti-Semites; no homophobia; no misogynists.
You believe the gains women have made over the past two-three generations should not be repealed.
White collar or blue collar, I don't care. Maybe you work, maybe you're retired or semi, but you're not a free-loader and you're not still living with your parents (unless they are helpless and it's essential that you stick around them to provide care).