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Last Login: Mar 03, 2014
I enjoy music, dining out, movies, auctions, travel, plays, concerts, art fairs, country line dancing (all dancing with a partner), eat quite healthy, enjoy remodeling/redecorating my home and love to cook/bake. I am a retired special ed teacher and former supervisor of graduate student teachers for a university on a very flexible schedule. I would enjoy someone special to share some time with eventually. However, I believe it is pretty unrealistic to expect the first person I would connect with on a dating website would be that special someone. So, for now, I want to make friends and have fun. I believe that as people get to know each other, they will either want to spend more time together, or they won't. Fun facts: I recently took a tai chi class and a boxing class, and I enjoy oil painting when I have time.
|Location||Rockford, IL, USA|
|Height||5' 4" (162 cm)|
|Build||I should maybe lose a few|
|About Children||I have children and do NOT want more|
|Field of Work||retired teacher|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian / White|
|Self-description||I am an optimistic Leo. I love both my private time and my fun time with friends and family.|
|Music||Classical, Country/Western, Dance/Disco, Jazz, Oldies, Pop/Top 40, Rock n Roll, Soft Rock|
|Favorite bands and musicians||Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Emmy Lou Harris, Glen Miller, Vivaldi|
|Movie||Action/Adventure, Drama, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction|
|Favorite movies and actors||The Sting, Titanic, Gone With the Wind, Bridges of Madison County Avitar|
|Favorite TV shows||Dr. Who, House, Grimm, PBA|
|Outdoor activity||Golf, Photography, Swimming, Traveling/Sightseeing|
|Indoor activity||Aerobics, Art, Computers, Cooking/Culinary arts, Dancing, Movies/TV, Music, Opera/Theater, Reading, Restaurants, Shopping|
|My idea of a great trip||I would love to go on a cruise, including a Mississippi Riverboat cruise.|
|Food||American, Barbeque, Chinese, German, Seafood|
|Favorite restaurants||Red Lobster, Finleys, Outback, Alladin's (Lansing), Metzger's|
|Schools attended||Graduate School-2 master degrees|
|Timeliness||I am usually on time|
|As for fashion||I don't need advice!|
|Age||Between 60 and 76 years old|
|Distance||Within 100 miles of Rockford, IL, USA|
|Height||Between 5' 7" (170 cm) and 6' 6" (198 cm)|
|Body Type||Slender, Washboard, Athletic, Average, I should maybe lose a few, Large but muscular, Full-figured, I'll tell you later|
|Education||I'll tell you later, High School, Technical School, Associate degree, Professional degree, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctoral degree|
|Relationship Status||Divorced, Legally separated, Widowed|
|Religion||Agnostic, Catholic, Christian, Interdenominational, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, I'm not affiliated with any religion|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian / White|
|Drinking||Never, Rarely, On occasion|
I enjoy such a variety of activities that I am easy to please. Probably a first meeting would be a relaxing breakfast or lunch with conversation. However, I am open to anything else we would mutually agree upon.
I love life, have a high energy level, own my home, and am at a point in life where I want to enjoy what time is left and have fun. I am optimistic, sincere, caring, personable and a romantic at heart - but down to earth at the same time. If you like animals, I have a beautiful Lhasa Apso. If you like golf, I used to play and would love to start playing again. I am always open to learning new activities and experiencing new adventures.
Because I had a loving relationship, I still believe I would like to find that again. Ideally, don't we all really want to be loved and accepted for who we are by a special someone? I also learned that a good relationship allows space and time for each person to pursue special interests along with sharing special times.
Most important is maintaining my good health and agility. Exercise is a daily habit, done while listening to my favorite music. My projects are important to me: photos transferred to DVDs, redecorating my home room by room (I do most of the work myself), oil painting when I have time, Family and friends are important. I recently visited family in Texas and in Illinois. I would love to travel, especially with someone to share the good times with, but the fact that I do not have that person will not hold me back.
As long as I wake up in the morning, it is a perfect day to me. I always manage to fill my days with a variety of activities as mentioned before.
We are all on this site looking for relationships at different levels, but they all have to start somewhere and I hope we all find what we need. Smiles to all!