Long term relationships are much more than that, but everything starts with friendship and I seek that as a strong foundation for courtship.
I am an old fashioned guy, which means that I still like to be respectful, polite, courteous, open doors, and let you hold the umbrella when it rains.
I expect the same from a woman (except you just have to walk through the door), and also ask that you be careful not to poke me in the eye with the umbrella.
I don't feel 55 but I don't deny it either, honesty is another characteristic that I honor.
I'm athletic and I enjoy a lot of activities, but the pleasures of life are twice as good when you are sharing smiles along the way.
I'm looking for a girl who is fun, smart, and cute, and I hope that she would see the same qualities in me. I have a charming new home and a happy life, a beautiful woman would be icing on the cake.
First Date? Prefer coffee or breakfast. A bike ride or tennis would be fun too.
ps - I live in a small community about halfway between Annapolis and Baltimore.