In A Nutshell
I'm low maintenance and casual. I can be serious or funny. Like to experience new things, travel, have fun but also just hang out at home. I have many interests but no specific overriding passions. Things I like are: travel, reading, documentaries, movies (some), foreign food, beading, knitting, crafting, creating photo books, my dogs, hiking, biking and skiing (but need to get in better shape), classical and folk guitar (someday maybe I'll be mediocre at it), music festivals, dancing (70's style) but would love to learn swing, and adventures like zip-lining, parasailing, snorkeling and white water rafting. What I miss most is not having someone to do these things with. I am not a fan of organized religion as i believe its the underlying cause of most of the world's problems. I despise Trump and everything he stands for. I have become more politically active post 2016. I support the Women's March and "me too" movement and time permitting will get involved with mid term elections. I worry about climate change, animal extinction and human rights abuses. I believe in the fundamental right of people to choose how they live. I'm an INTP (for those who get it) but most people who meet me would guess I'm an extrovert.
The One I Am Looking For
Someone who wants a true friend to share life with. A person who is comfortable on the go, at home, in new situations or alone. I hope to find a companion who is spontaneous, likes to explore new ideas, things and places. Someone who is genuinely caring and trustworthy: who values communication whether it is intimate thoughts, politics, or sharing funny videos. I enjoy challenging intellectual conversations as much as silly joking and fun. I appreciate people who have their own hobbies, interests and friends and can let me do the same. Someone who has a sense of humor and is generally upbeat as the older we get, the more I find there is to laugh about. I'd like someone who has learned through life experience not to sweat the small stuff. You are an accepting person who tries not to judge others. Someone who knows the difference between being supportive and offering advice. Someone who is a good listener but also a good sharer.
I'd Just Like to Add
This online "dating" thing is totally new to me and feels quite awkward. I lost my spouse to cancer almost 10 years ago. Haven't been in this game for over 40 years. Looking forward to a new journey.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. A little patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Not really romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes late
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Surprisingly adding this one among my many interests. Grew up a Mets and Jets fan...ugh. Tolerate football and hockey since my son played. Especially love college basketball. Go Heels. Have to love them as a UNC alumi. Probably watch more sports than the average female.
Love to travel but enjoy more interesting locations rather than resort style sit on the beach. Bucket list includes Vietnam, Thailand, India, Australia, Kenya and China. Also like cruises...new places and lots to keep busy on board.
Family and Friends
Nothing better than hanging out with friends. Enjoy my grown kids (most of the time).
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Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. If you had to leave everything behind but got to choose 5 things to take with you what would they be?