In A Nutshell
I'm at a point in my life where I'm seeing the light at the end of tunnel toward retirement, so what I'm looking for has changed. I want stability, contentment, and peace in my life. I'm an introvert who appreciates quietness and the silence of the outdoors, but I like to balance that with the occasional social event. My social circle is small, but those who are in it have been in my life for several decades, and I hold them close. As I've grown older I've realized that I don't need a herd of people around me to feel valued. I have several retirement dreams: 1) buy a trailer and join Sisters on the Fly; 2) volunteer and spend a considerable amount of time with dog rescue organizations such as the National Mill Dog Rescue, or buy a large piece of land and foster dogs myself; 3) do all of the above and travel 1 or 2 times a year to places on my bucket list. I'm down to one senior rescue dog right now. I love all animals, but I'm more of a dog person. Pitties and rottweillers are my favorite dogs, but after fostering chihuahuas, I grew to love them as well. I'm an avid reader and am a fan of science fiction/fantasy novels. I see a room full of bookshelves in my future (hopefully).
The One I Am Looking For
Looking for a professional, someone who reads or listens to the news, and is woke. I also appreciate a sense of humor and the ability to laugh and have a good time. I don't expect athletic and toned but I prefer someone who is average in body type, because I appreciate someone who wants to take care of their body and so avoids junk food and processed foods and soda. I like the outdoors and want someone who loves to hike or take vigorous walks. I love to travel and see more of that in my future. I like to attend music events, plays, and even go to see a symphony or an opera. I want someone who is financially stable as they move into retirement. In other words, what does your 401K look like and your debt to income ratio? I don't have kids and I don't mind someone who has them, but those adult children should be independent and taking care of themselves and raising their own children to be responsible and independent adults. I appreciate someone who is tidy and takes care of what they own. I gauge someone by how they treat others such as wait staff, secretaries, animals, or those with less power. This might seem like a lot to ask for, but I am hopeful.
I'd Just Like to Add
I didn't vote for Trump. I don't understand why people join organized religious organizations and pay them money to belong. Some of my political beliefs in a nutshell.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I can't cook/won't cook
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. A little romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. There's nothing better
My Top Interests:
Books and Reading
Lifelong learning and escaping into other worlds while Trump is in office? Count me in!
Nature and Outdoors
Who wouldn't want to get out and see the beauty of nature?
Why can't I choose the entire category of Culture & Entertainment? These categories are so limiting.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.