No idea what I'll find, but looking for a soul mate. I'm even keeled in all respects. A creative sort who sees beauty in all things. Apolitical and yet very patriotic. Low maintenance type, trustworthy and loyal.
Retired Naval Officer and carrier aviator, career allowed me to travel the world. I've taken for granted too long, our own back yard (California) and now want to focus on exploring the region. While not opposed to domestic travel, (TSA has spoiled it for me,) my next destination is likely Cabo or Maui, any place with warm, white sandy beaches. I want (us) to hit all the state and federal parks (I have a free lifetime pass) for camping, hiking, fishing, and perhaps some rock climbing. My destination bucket list includes: Machu Picchu, Patagonia, South Africa, China, Japan, Bahamas, and your favorite places. I am very adventurous and never balk at any dare-devilish activities, from jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, to bungee jumping, to skiing double black diamond slopes. Snow-boarding and scuba diving are next.
Not a prime time TV fan, I don't watch anything live, especially sporting events, unless it’s with a group of friends. It's DVR or nothing. Time is too precious to be a slave to the idiot box. I avoid reality and "idol" type shows, prefer PBS, Discovery, History channels. Somewhat of an artist, I enjoy working with my hands and can build anything from bird feeders to complex sculptured Sam Maloof inspired rocking chairs. I also enjoy throwing pots on the wheel. I am not a couch potato, I prefer to DO things. I’ve always got a project going and another in the planning stage. I have a worm bin and they devour kitchen scraps which then feed my garden. They are my pets, but I draw the line, they’re not allowed in my bed or on the furniture. I’ve been caught talking to my vegetables in the garden. I'm very handy, can sew, cook a decent meal, clean house, do all my own car maintenance, massage, laundry, yard work, kids' homework, including the new math, did I mention massage? I have a quick wit, dry sense of humor, and can be bit sarcastic if you can take it. I am a real laid back, casual guy, prefer the comfort of jeans and sneakers, and though I can “clean up nicely,” I’d prefer to do this by choice rather than it being someone’s requirement. I believe “the man makes the clothes.”
Neighbors consider me a regular handyman. I fix bicycles, garbage disposals, lawnmowers, automobiles and home computer networks, with the ultimate reward being a simple “Thank you” and a smile. I am a problem solver, the more challenging the better. Impress me by asking the question to the cryptic answer in the heading. Hint – Don’t panic!
It seems that many of you open minded women are reluctant to date a man in a separated status. If I wasn’t emotionally ready to move on and improve my life, I simply wouldn’t be here. I’m not entirely comfortable with the dating scene in general but realize I have to put myself out there to meet someone. I’m not looking for a casual hook up, nor into serial dating, instead want to take things slow and see what develops. Yes, there is baggage, but that is with regard to my children. Life’s lessons are what make me a better man and I cannot change the past and will only focus on the future. If you are familiar with Dr. Chapman’s “Five Love Languages,” mine are Touch and Words of Affirmation. What are yours?
If I’ve sent you a wink, I simply want you to know I’ve read your profile and would like you to read mine. If you are mutually interested, simply wink back and we can begin a dialogue. Isn’t that the intended purpose of the “Wink?”
Finally, I'm looking for a mature, open-minded, competent, capable, honest, financially responsible, caring, loving, passionate and romantic woman who is self-actualized and comfortable with who she is and what she has accomplished. Someone who knows that independence and interdependence are not mutually exclusive. Not too much to ask, right?