Hi, thanks for stopping by! :-)
I'm at a great place in my life, rich with the love of family and friends, and finally ready to welcome the potential of finding love again. Starts with great chemistry, fun, and friendship, and then see what we can build from there.
Divorced for several years, I'm healed, healthy, stable, secure, and happy. I look at the world through the window of possibility. I'm passionate about life, but very easy-going, without baggage, games, or drama. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
I love to have fun, enjoying a variety of activities: I'm a huge NASCAR and Giants fan. I enjoy hiking, boating, the beach/lake/ocean (pretty much anything near water), and just being in the great, sunny outdoors. I also love the snow (skiing and snowmobiling), and snuggling together by a cozy fire during a rainstorm. I'm game for most things like barbecues, concerts, wine tasting, art festivals, and more formal events like theater, dinner parties, and traveling. And I have an "Adventure Bucket List" with "zip lining" at the top. So many things to see and do, and find it's really about enjoying them with someone else that makes it special.
Yes, I am 51 (my pictures are current) I have always looked at least 10 years younger than I am. Grateful for good genes from both parents. I also take good care of myself.
I enjoy cooking, and eating healthy (Ketogenic lifestyle)... creating delicious meals together can be all kinds of fun… and occasionally baking; ever met by the aroma of freshly baked cookies? Nothing like my chocolate chip oatmeal!
I'm selective, but my heart is receptive. I'm secure in expressing "openness/initial attraction" first, but respect the traditional role of a man's pursuit.
I'm a Certified Life Coach/Public Speaker (I find great joy in empowering others to live their best life) and a singer/songwriter working on 2nd CD. Living my life in service of others, feeds my soul.
I'm your happy, safe harbor at the end of the day, your companion, lover, champion, and inspiration to be your best self as YOU see it.
I'm not 'the average bear in the forest'. I'm whole within myself and the exception to preconceived ideas. But I'm not perfect... Admittedly, I don't always know how to say things the right way when initially communicating with men, and I get mistakenly viewed through the lens of other women, who, sadly, play a lot of games and have ulterior motives. I'm sorry that has been the majority of your experience. It has also made it difficult for a genuine woman like me to make honest connections. Please know, I'm not those women. If I respond to you, I will appreciate your effort to get to know me for me, as I will for you. I'm just the girl next-door, a good woman and a sincere lady looking for the same qualities in a man. And I know you're out there.
My "list" is short and simple: I'm not looking for perfection, just for connection/attraction (spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically) which comes in many different packages. Aside from the physical attraction, it's about quality of character and depth of heart, and a level of compatibility in interests and respective life paths.
Spiritually: I never ask of anyone what I'm not first willing to do, be, and give (Golden Rule), which is why I'm not looking for perfection (it's more about balance and mutual life enhancement, that we bring out the best in each other)... I want my knight in DENTED armor... that means, like me, he's lived, he's learned, he's for real, and now has the character and substance I value and respect. I work hard to be my "best me" inside and out and want to continuously grow with a strong man by my side, who personally endeavors to do the same.
Emotionally: emotional maturity matters. Like me, you are kind, not given to anger, down to earth, and value self-respect. I'm the kind of woman you look to keep, not "have"... I'm looking for that trusted, safe place to keep my heart, as I will keep yours.
Intellectually/Mentally: an intellectual connection and great conversation is such a turn on. I respect a man who has his own mind, opinions, and thoughts on various topics/life, and values the same in me.
Physically: I'm attracted to masculine, clean cut, genuine, good guys. I love a man with a smile, and a warmth that translates in your eyes. (no pics, no response)
Got humor? Great! I love to laugh until I cry... looking for my "laughing partner in crime." To view the world with a little humor is attractive.
Love children and they love me. Wanted a bunch, but the timing never worked out. I have helped others raise theirs and welcome yours.
Let's just exchange a couple of messages and get a sense of each other. If that feels right, then ask me for my number and set up a phone call. From there, if we still feel the potential for connection, let's meet up and find out. Just a little bit of deserved effort.
Women need to be physically attracted also. In the same way you will not write a woman (or respond to one) you're not physically attracted to, a woman will likely not respond for the same reason. It's not personal. :-)