The most important thing in a great relationship is chemistry, when your partner is your best friend, lover and confidant, someone who brings out the best in you and you bring out the best in him. It's nice to have things in common, but also good to be able to experience new things with someone and hope they'll want to experience new things with me, too. Sometimes it's just the sound of someone's voice or the way they smile. Easy communication is vital. The occasional surprise or sense of humor is a plus, and of course, trust.
I gravitate toward people who are spontaneous and have a sense of adventure, who are smart and educated, but have a wide range of interests and are very engaged with the world and the people around them. Happy to have finally found a profession I am passionate about in the art world. I am an urban, cosmopolitan person who loves to take weekend jaunts to the country or beach and find that little out of the way crab shack on the water.
I am very active and love the outdoors, and take good care of myself. Took up working with a trainer recently, and it's one of the best things I've done in a while. People tell me I look much younger than I am (I'm really 56). All pictures are current. My 14-year old daughter is a big part of my life, and I will do anything for her. She stays with me four days a week, and is a big focus of my life when she's with me. But of course that leaves three days a week when I can hang out and have my own time. I am looking for someone though who appreciates children and the sense of family they provide. If a man has a child(ren) of their own, that would be a plus.
I like to be around people who enjoy what they do, and are passionate about it. Preferably work that involves some sort of intellectual and creative thinking. Depending on one's approach to their work, this could mean so many things.
I know I am happiest when I am in a committed, long-term, nurturing relationship, and know that I can be a passionate, fully engaged, considerate and compassionate partner. Having divorced 2 years ago, I am ready for the next chapter.