I am a 49 year old male with brown hair and green eyes looking for a stable and committed relationship with a kind and gentle woman. Friends tell me that my most noticeable positive trait is a well-honed sense of humour and the ability to listen to others. I have a college-age son who has become a good friend. I love dogs and always seem to have a few around. I enjoy dining out with friends and my mate. I am not much of a drinker, but enjoy a beer with food.
I am a professional with a bachelor's degree and full-time job. I have lived in the Santa Barbara area for over 20 years, but was born in Philadelphia.
Some of the things I like to do with my free time: Hiking, walking, working-out, dining out and exploring the many beautiful areas of Santa Barbara County. I enjoy reading and spend much of my free time doing so. I am very happy and satisfied during moments of solitude, but so very much enjoy the company of a beatiful woman with whom I am developing a loving bond. I can be silly or serious, depending upon the situation and am very comfortable and outgoing in social settings.
I look forward to meeting a humorous, vivacious, thoughtful, happy and gregarious woman who appreciates a seasoned man and who would see this relationship both as romantic, but also as best friends. My ideal companion may have brothers and consequently understand the male mind. I am patient and understanding, but this goes both ways: My ideal mate would offer a drama-free relationship based upon mutual respect.
I value honesty, softness, understanding and direct communication. I am mindful of the differences in thinking between the genders and really do enjoy the humor in situations where these differences are made apparent. I have an older sister who long ago proved to me that men are no more logical than women, and certainly no less emotional.
I am very dedicated to my partner and would hope for the same. My ideal partner would become my best friend and soul-mate, if you believe in that sort of thing. I am very happy pawing and being pawed by my partner, and value physical intimacy. Maybe that's the Italian in me, but I am also content to have and to give space to foster a well-balanced relationship. Age has shown me that intimacy is equal parts cerebral and physical.
I value conversation, both deep and also abusurdly silly. My marital history has rounded the hard edges off and produced a thoughtful male, more sensitive than some, but manly enough.
I look forward to meeting you. Submitted from mobile