You have to be friends before being lovers dont you think?. I'm a quiet soul until you get to know me but not afraid to opine when asked a question about any topic I'm passionate about. I lucky that I have 4 wonderful children and 8 grandchildren but have not resigned to being a full time Grandfather yet. I was able to stay in the Navy for 23 years so that was perhaps my biggest accomplishment. After retiring from the military I went back to school and earned my degree and 9 years later I'm ready to retire again...Well not quite yet. I enjoy all types of fun things from walks in the park, to white water rafting. I dont go to church however I value faith and believe it is a big part of what shapes who I'am. Most of my free time is spent with close family members or a few freinds. I have a boat so when I'm not working the weekend I can be found out on a lake during season or perhaps Djing an event as I'm a partner in a Djing business. Ive thought about buying a home in this area but really dont want to be here in Ohio 15 years from now so if the right opportunity came to go south I just might pack up and go. I really enjoy North Carolina so that is my dream destination.(I go on vacation every year and rent a home on the beach and live like a millionaire for a week lol) I have dated some younger ladies and what I find is many need a Daddy and quite frankly I've been there and still do that for my kids but not interested in doing that with you. I like independant women that dont necessarly always agree with me, but can communicate their views in a thoughtful way without becoming angry and argumentative. Something about independant women. I have some baggage from the past but you probably do as well, although, I'm not really interested in your past but how you look at the future. I do look more in the inside than the outside but I also know there has to be a physical attraction for the match to work. I like a women that can dress up for fine dining but also slip on a pair of jeans for wings and beer. I prefer the latter, but do enjoy hitting a nice restraunt once in awhile. I have learned that relationships are built through communication which can be sometimes difficult for some to express. I'm pretty much open for whatever you would want to do lunch, dinner, movies etc. I do work a real job as well at a local hospital which keeps me busy during the 2/3rd shift but the weekends are mostly wide open as well as lunch times. If anything, it would be great to have a friend that likes to have a good time and a whole bunch of laughs. If thats you, send me an email. .