64 Dearborn, United States
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My self-summary

If the answers are YES, let's figure out the next step together. If I do get your message I PROMISE I WILL read your profile and RESPOND even if it is to remind you that you are NOT LOCAL (see opening patagraph).

Hopefully, like you, I seek a partner/friend to share adventures, conversations, movies, picnics, a meal out or at home, snuggling with hot chocolate by a fire and anything fun! If a miracle occurs and we really connect, (and over time it grows into more), we will be among the very blessed.

Enjoy theatre, music, movies, picnics, conversations, being home, cooking, relaxing, good conversations, water balloon and snowball fights and dancing in the rain!!

YOU are the man I am looking for if YOU ARE; reasonably healthy and mobile, in charge of your own life, fiscally responsible, intelligent, confident, addiction free, literate, honest, reliable, kind, conversant, loving and are looking to share at least some of your time with your best friend (and if you, too, are hoping that friendship might lead to much more - a real bonus).

My family, friends and colleagues say I have a sunny disposition, am intelligent, worldly, accomplished, cute, kind, curious, thoughtful, stylish, generous, funny, a wonderful friend, socially astute, well educated, earthy, independent, optimistic, confident, competent and reliable. I know because I actually asked them!

I am well travelled (nationally and internationally), with a great attitude, And most of the time, I can be ready to go anywhere informal in 15 minutes!

5' 2," size 10-12, blue green eyes, as comfortable in dresses, suits,"after 5/formal wear" and heels (and I own some). Am equally comfy in jeans and a sweater. I look a decade younger than I actually am (absolutely NOT VAIN, just genetically blessed).

Do not need/want validation from a relationship, I am already whole - Looking for a terrific guy with whom I can build a rapport, and share adventures. A second marriage is probably not for me.

Blessed with all the worldly goods I need or want (enjoyed an awesome 30 year international career). I am looking for elements of life that are nearly impossible to find and cannot be purchased at any price; friendship, mutual emotional support, connection, love, companionship and trust. Relationships like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, or Ronald and Nancy Reagan (their relationship) come to mind....

I say nothing here about looks because the WHOLE PERSON you are is who matters. If you don't have a picture on the site, please be ready to send one as we get acquainted. Let's face it, you wouldn't write to me if I didn't have a photo here. Being ourselves with each other and able to be happy and comfortable in each other's company is the first hurdle.

In an interview with actress Joanne Woodward, during which her husband, Paul Newman's, "handsomeness" became a topic of discussion, Joanne said, "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be with a man who makes you laugh every day, ah -- now that's a real treat." YES it sure would be!
What I’m doing with my life
Retired and Living it!! I am enjoying life, my awesome family, my home, and a well planned and earned retirement. I cherish being settled and my time with friends and family. And, of course, I am looking for you!
I’m really good at
An amazing array of researcher, conversationalist, writer, gardener, my career as an international programs specialist, an IT security planner, a management analyst and an ISO quality manager are some of my work accomplishments with national awards for my original diversity programs. I am well educated, well read and extremely civilized. I dislike negativity and drama. I am told I am fun and funny. I LOVE learning and growing as a person. Looking forward to what I can learn from you.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am told that people are drawn to my openess, kindness, tolerance, smile, conversation, laugh, blue green eyes and warm presence. I live by the adage "People may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Love live theater, art, dressing up, books, movies, music and food -- I sing in a city choir. I appreciate too many wonderful books, movies and foods to name here. Let's get together and explore our details!!! We can meet in a cozy place, in my town or yours or maybe someplace in between.
The six things I could never do without
My family, friends, home, gardens, peace and tranquility,

Running a close second are delicious food, (love to cook), fresh cut flowers, corney jokes, great conversations (and a good laugh).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trying to find you -- a Genuine man who makes me feel cherished, (rather than the millions of scammers on this site all of whom are obvious and such a drag.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Now retired, (living a six Saturdays and one Sunday life), no day of the week is typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a really good person, deserving of a really good person in my life. "Hooking up" or "Desperation" definitely don't apply here, I have great self respect and hope you do too. I suppose a woman with self respect would be a real relief to a strong and smart man, but it is also intimidating to some.

I do not waste time on scammers (but I do report you and I always know you when I see you).

I am exceptionally proud of my career, who I am, the life I have been privileged to live (in the past and presently), and the great integrity with which I live me life. These truths make it is very easy for me to be both honest and authentic. Hopefully, you are too.
You should message me if
YOU FIT THE VERY SIMPLE CRITERIA IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, ABOVE. Connecting with someone is a FEELING for me, not a visual thing.

Please read my profile as it is very clear who I am and, clearly describes the man I am looking for. I believe I have the most in common with someone at least 55, but that is not a solid rule. However, You MUST truly BE IN MICHIGAN, and FREE to meet and enjoy the company of a woman (which includes you having independent adult children, if you have children).