68 Santa Clara, United States
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My self-summary
If you "like me," send me a message. I have not upgraded my profile, and cannot access the profiles of those who only mark that they "like me." IF UNDER 65 YEARS OF AGE, MOVE ON. Please respect my age preference.

WILLING TO RELOCATE FOR THE RIGHT MAN. For 4 years I have been exploring different areas where I would like to spend the rest of my life. (For several years I have wanted to relocate from Southern CA to Northern CA, or to other areas). I have explored areas in WA, in OR, N/E of Sacramento, the Monterey area, the San Jose Area, and Trilogy Retirement communities for "Active Adults." Most recently, I have explored the coastal areas in CA. I have not made a final decision on this matter, yet. I am still exploring. I accepted an offer to use a nice home, a temporary arrangement, during the relocation process. I still have some matters I need to conclude in Southern CA. I am ready to relocate to Northern CA, unless I become motivated to stay in Southern CA.

I have been on this site, on and off, for over 4 years. I have read hundreds of profiles of men between the ages of mid 60's to mid 70's. I have received more initial messages from men who are under 60 years of age then from men who are close to my age. Thus, the request to not be contacted by men who are under 65. Reading and viewing so many profiles, I have formed opinions and impressions of men, and continue to try to understand men who are close to my age. I will share a joke that often comes to mind as I read some profiles:

A couple was celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a nice restaurant. Suddenly, a Fairy appeared and announced that she was going to grant each one wish. The wife excitedly announced that she wanted to go on a nice romantic cruise with her beloved husband. The Fairy told her that her wish was granted, handing her a package for a 30 day cruise, all expenses paid for two. The husband looking a bit nervous, turned to his wife of 50 years and said, "Honey, I am sorry. I love you, but I always wished to be with a woman 30 years younger than my age." Instantly, his wish was granted. He became 30 years older than his wife. His face was totally wrinkled, he had no teeth, no hair, was on a wheel chair, and could no longer sit straight.

Now, About Me:

I am searching for quality companionship. I prefer inner beauty.

I am widowed. People say that I am intelligent. I am educated (JD), communicative, and a good listener. I enjoy interesting conversations. According to people who know me, I am friendly, caring, and down-to-earth. They say that I am a person of "unquestionable integrity." I have a sense of humor. I am affectionate, caring, playful, nurturing, and am a compassionate person. Politically, I am a Centrist. I am spiritual but I do not belong to any organized religious group. (Why do so many men say they fear God and want a God-fearing woman?). The Golden Rule has worked for me. I come from very humble beginnings. I am a hard worker, and have many interests. Most of my life I have been involved in community work, and I enjoy helping others to find solutions to their problems, which often can be resolved by applying common sense. I prefer casual attire, but can dress-up for the occasion.

I love to explore new places. I love nature, and enjoy outdoor activities. There is something magical about the ocean breeze, the smell of pine trees, the splendor of bright colors of flowers in bloom, watching birds build a nest. I like to cook, I enjoy creating flower designs, and have been involved in several construction projects, which I enjoyed very much. I enjoy most music, dancing, concerts, theater, movies, entertaining small groups, and enjoy a game of pool.

ABOUT THE MAN I AM SEARCHING FOR: If you are under 64, most likely we are not compatible. I prefer men closer to my age.

My wish list (one can dream): I am searching for that elusive "Special Man," who would like to take the remaining one third of life's journey with me, not necessarily seeking to get married, again, but I want a long-term committed monogamous relationship. However, I realize that as we get older, we become more selective.
I view life as a journey, not a destination. I do not expect perfection, as I am not perfect. I have made mistakes, but I have emerged from those mistakes, a wiser woman. I learned from my mistakes. I move forward.

My ideal partner is friendly, communicative, a good listener, adventurous, spontaneous, affectionate, loving, has a good sense of humor, is loyal, and is ready for a LTR. There must be the right chemistry between us. I do not limit my definition of "chemistry" to physical attraction. It includes mutual respect, liking each other, personality, and character traits.

I am affectionate but not clingy. I enjoy some sports, like to play pool, board games, hiking, etc. IT IS WHO I AM WITH THAT WOULD CREATE MEMORABLE MOMENTS, NOT THE ACTIVITY. I must have humor in my life. I am into a healthy lifestyle. I go to the gym 3 to 4 times per week, and prefer a healthy diet.
ABOUT MY PHOTOS: Taken between 7/12, 9/13, and 4/15, and 2/18/16.
What I’m doing with my life
I "retired" from state employment. Currently, I do consulting work. I plan to retire soon.

I love nature and enjoy the outdoors, with walks on the beach being my favorite outdoor activity. I like to play pool, like to cook, but I also like to occasionally go out to enjoy fine dining, or to discover that quaint "hole-in-the wall" cozy restaurant with a reputation, among locals, for excellent food. Family and friends are important to me, but if I were in a relationship, my man and I will be NUMBER ONE for each other.
I’m really good at
I write well, good at expressing my thoughts, ideas, and feelings. I am good at helping others with their problems, a good listener, and solution-oriented. I love to cook. I prefer to entertain small groups of friends and family.
The first things people usually notice about me
Most people comment on my friendliness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading books that tell a story, from history books that tell me about people, different cultures, how different governments evolved, and how geographic boundaries changed over the centuries, books about natural healing, stories of human courage, and of individuals who overcame great adversities, such as Helen Keller, to cook books. Among my favorite movies are: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone with the Wind, My Fair Lady, Casa Blanca, The Notebook, Pretty Woman, to Kill a Mockingbird, Fools Rush In, most of Harrison Ford movies, and movies with a favorite actress or actor, such as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, etc. I like action movies, romantic comedies,... the list is long. I love most music, except rap and hard rock. I am a romantic, enjoy romantic music, classical, soft Jazz, soft rock, Salsa, and Mariachi music. I enjoy live theater, comedy shows, 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, etc. I like most food. It is difficult to select a favorite. I favor Mexican, if properly prepared, Thai, French, Japanese, Some Brazilian dishes, and Italian.
The six things I could never do without
Food, water, air, my survival skills, fairly good health, my ability to use my mind. (I noticed the question asked to name "THINGS," not people).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to do during my "Golden Years." I often think about our country, the economy, and how I could make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate than I have been. I like to write. I plan to write a couple of books.
On a typical Friday night I am
Fridays for me are not "typical." Some Fridays I might be getting ready to go out for dinner and/or a movie. I also enjoy quiet evenings at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I first began online dating, I was not aware of the fact that most dating sites are plagued with SCAMMERS. I exchanged e-mail communications with three scammers for almost one month before I realized they were scammers. When I realized they were scammers, it became a challenge to play along until they would ask me for money. I GOT THE LAST LAUGH.
You should message me if
Most of what I said in my profile resonates with you.
Please respect the age range preference that I indicated, above, 65-74. (If your age is under 65, most likely we are not compatible). While I do not measure intelligence by the college degrees a man has obtained, I am attracted to intelligent men who are articulate and who are communicative, and who are affectionate. You must enjoy outdoor activities, and enjoy the simple things in life.