I guess I see myself differently than others. I have a handful of very close friends spread now throughout the U.S. and try to see them as often as possible. I like time together with my partner but I like private time as well both with "girl trips" and my private space at home. I like an independant man but one who also needs me to challenge him and raise the bar. I am an animal lover and foster when possible. I love making money and spending it on the people that I love but also am a firm believer in investing not only for myself but for my daughter and her generation. I am not a spend thrift nor totally frugal but do value money greatly and choose wisely(in my mind) where I spend it. I am not looking for a partner to financially support me nor I him. My man must be well grounded, self assured, charitable, loving, kind, sweet, romantic and a great role model to all especially children. I do not tolerate drugs or tobacco of any type and prefer a non or low drinker. Health is a top priority for me. I run an organic home as much as possible, believe that what we put in our body either heals or hurts it. I am not completely anal(Starbucks Caramel Mochiatto has me hooked), I do not like sports on t.v. but love to go live when I have awesome seats, I hate bars(smoking and stupidity), I love the change of seasons and the smells and colors. My dream is to once again have a home on the water and a mountain cabin for getaways. I want a partner to go to the movies with and play chess with. To cuddle on the couch with a movie . I am almost an empty nester and looking for same or prefer a complete empty nester, sounds selfish possibly but I have raised my daughter and ready for the next kid free chapter involving romance, travel and walking the house in my birthday suit! Iam into family, nature and most of all water. Romance is something that I absolutely can't live without-it makes me bubble from my toes to my nose! I love those butterflies and the shakes that I get when my partner turns me on so that I can't eat and can't wait to get home for....I love spontanious getaways and with my business it is so amazingly possible! ! I guess to summarize, I am stable, have a great home and daughter, great business and am looking for that special man that turns me on that offers the same! Are you out there???? .