Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I am a optimistic, realstic confident man and don't take myself to seriously. I enjoy people who are engaged in the present, who navigate life's teachable moments with honesty, grace and who are commited to personl growth and integrity. My life is busy and full and desire to meet that special woman to enjoy quality time and to cultivate a loving and meaningful realtionship. I am at peace with my past and equality excited about my future. My past is my history and I don't look backwards in my life but have learned and matured from my mistakes. My belief is that realtionships require the love of labor and open honest communication is the key for me. This man is a considerate, loving, affectionate person who gives his best and wants the same in return. ISO of soul mate who knows that realtionships just don't happen but has to exhibit a labor of love and mutual feelings, goals together. I desire a fit ( few extra pounds Ok) attractive, easy going woman who share equal values and interests and one who knows what she wants in her partner and goes after it with passion and commitment. Please open up your mind and heart, life is to short to live with regrets and old relationship baggage issues. I do like to travel, cook, listen to jazz, wine tasting and nature walks when weather permitting. I love to spoil my partner it's my nature. I am a good listner and my life is the journey ahead and treating others with kindness, respect, and love. "Oh, did I hear the words I love you and didn't run from you becasue commitments don't scare me to death! That would be nice wouldn't it to get to that point with someone special. I desire a empty nester.( No kids at home) My interesst vary from , Jazz, Motown, Classical, Easy Listening, traveling, fine dining, and I love to cook and intimate communcation is a must for this man. I do believe in people in what the say but I always verify to be safe if red flags arise . Self absorbed, selfish, commitaphobics, players professional liars pass on me NOW! Hey if you don't have a photo that means you are married, hiding, or living with someone. I won't waste my time or yours to go along with your deciet if that is your ambition with me. I give my best and want the same in return. Fair exchage is no robbery! My age is 58 not 51 I was unable to change it when I initially wrote my profile. I want my next partner to be my soul mate.