I'm looking for someone who is affectionate, warm, smart, funny, and has a loving heart. I am cultured, gentle, funny, romantic, youthful in body and mind, and fit (having run and lifted weights, with very few breaks, since 1974). People feel safe with me and confide in me, because they know I care about them and I don't betray confidences--ever. I like people and am proud of the fact that I can talk easily with everyone from the very youngest to the oldest.
I'm like Jay Gatsby in that I believe in the great possibilities in life. No one has ever used "jaded" to describe me. I have very high ambitions and believe that my best years are ahead of me.
I think I'd be the most loving husband a woman could ever hope to find. (And grandparent, if she has grandkids.)
Judy Garland, Billie Holliday, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and Sierra Boggess. Kellie Pickler and Marty Stuart. Blues singers Hadda Brooks and Kevin Mahogany.
George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonious Monk. Handel, Bach, Borodin, Mozart, Sibelius, and Debussy.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
Painters: El Greco, Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall, Gris, my mother, Picasso
Puppet: Irene Schnugle.
Movies: La Strada, Sunrise, Notorious, L'Avventura, Silk Stockings, The Gay Divorcee, most good romantic comedies, film noir
TV: Heckle and Jeckle
Authors: Flannery O'Connor, Cervantes, Chaucer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dylan Thomas, Samuel Beckett, Mark Twain, and Jane Austen, as well as a few recent authors like Aimee Bender, Lois Lowry, Elmore Leonard, Michael Chabon, and Marcus Zusak.
Long-distance relationships are fine to start with. After all, they can quickly turn into NON-long distance relationships.