Let's slow things down a bit. What ever happened to dating? Taking time to get to know someone, leaving a little mystery, something to look forward to? That anticipation of seeing someone, spending time with them, that accidental jolt and thrill of accidentally touching their hand as you walk along, that exquisite tension at the end of the night where you both do that little dance of should I kiss her? does he want to kiss me? Let's focus on getting to know one another before jumping in bed naked, not vice versa, shall we?
Really a bit of an enigma...I am a single mom of a wonderful adult child, she's a pastry chef, with our different work schedules we only hang out on the weekends.
Love to be outdoors, but also don't mind being inside either. I am a former Marine, but I am now practicing Buddhism. Tall, fit and strong, but also compassionate and sensitive...go figure right?
I am a ridiculously insane sports fan...and I don't just say that because I want guys to like me...I probably enjoy sports and follow it more than most men. We all have our hobbies, right? So if you want to go fishing with your pals, that's fine. That just means you get to either watch hockey, baseball or football, maybe even Nascar with me or you can ignore me while I yell at the TV lol
And by sports, I mean any team from Chicago. I will never wear teal or orange and black (unless it's Halloween). Yeah I get that the Cubs are losers, and yet I am still a fan, I am at games until the last out, not a fair weather fan as most Californians seem to be
Since I don't have a car, I used to ride the bike to work every day. But I got a new gig up in the city so I just jump off along the way and ride home, so 30-70 miles a week, plus more on the weekends as I am riding the AIDS Lifecycle next summer.
I have an active meditation/spiritual practice. It's an important part of my life and I don't preach about it, I gain strength and wisdom from it and hope that it helps others along the way
I volunteer or try to give back a little of my time and energy. I am active with the LGBT community and I spend every 3rd Saturday of the month working at the National AIDS Memorial Grove. I am a firm believer in equal rights for all, that has been a bit of a litmus test lately when meeting people
I am a great listener and very grounded, I like being the person you can come to for advice, I have big shoulders too. I was told I am the 'ultimate mother' since I am warm and inviting and have a nice soft place to land if you're needing comfort...of course that came from a gay guy who for some reason love my womanly attributes LOL
I like historical movies and tv so I really enjoyed Hatfields and McCoys and shows like that. Stuff on USA and F/X are always worth a watch as well as AMC, great shows there too. I have noticed I have spent more time away from home and outside being active to really pay attention to the TV anyway. It's a great escapist thing to do, but I would much rather be out walking, riding my bike, meeting up with friends than sitting and watching TV. I have found that I am on the treadmill when I am watching, so I am killing many birds with one stone!
Love live music, always go see some crappy punk rock shows. I love the opera, classical music, jazz, my Pandora has some great stations on it.
If you haven't gone to the Opera in the Park you haven't really experienced opera. Getting to sit on the infield of AT&T Park for one thing is a thrill, watching a live simulcast of opera, while cuddling up together after enjoying a nice picnic...who wouldn't want to do that together?
I am a trained chef, so I am really into trying new recipes and checking out new restaurants. I love nothing better than dashing home to get cooking for someone who's on his way over to my house. A nice dinner, sitting outside on my deck, softly lit with cafe lights, and a walk around my quiet neighborhood is a really nice way to spend an evening
I try not to dwell on choices made in the past, can't change them, no sense dwelling on them. Sometimes it's really interesting to think about where your life would be if you had taken the other route when you had come to a fork in the road in your life.
I am learning to listen to my gut...unfortunately I haven't been so great at that in the past, lessons learned though. When your gut is telling you something, pay attention, it seems to know what it's doing!
you're spontaneous and want to jump in the car and head someplace new, or grab a bike and just ride until our legs fall off.
you want to look over at someone and just laugh because you're thinking the exact same thing at the exact same time.
the road less traveled would make all the difference in the world to you
you want to wake up on a lazy Sunday morning and read the paper or sit and watch the dogs play while sipping coffee/tea and just enjoying the moment with someone you really connect with
if you're local to me. I mean, I already don't drive, so if you aren't within a light rail or a train ride of me, chances are we won't be spending a lot of time together. And that's the whole point right?
As fun as it might seem to chat with someone from a different state, not looking for an online romance and I am full on aware of men out there catfishing women, so don't even try it here!