58, Sunnyvale, TX
Widowed after 24+ years, I can't deny my need for companionship. My children and grand-children will always be my priority, but I'm searching for a partner/playmate/sous chef with whom to share evenings of a LTR. A somewhat impish extrovert with an insatiable desire for intelligent repartee, I'm not a push-over (and don't need one). I require & will reciprocate with the real deal: no fakery desired or intended here. I'm very adaptive & can be witty & charming, serious & formal, playful & sexy - but, never out of context & always appropriate to where & whom I am with. I enjoy fine dining, movies, dancing, theatre, sports events (yes, even church!) I'm quite happy at home or out, & love to both read and write (I'm a polymath, & so an excellent Trivial Pursuit ally or foe). I've worked in senior management for several high-tech firms doing security-sensitive work with extensive government clientele. Its been very rewarding but an absolutely responsible & seriously demanding job, so I really enjoy having spontaneous, not-so-serious downtime - to that end, I'm currently on sabbatical & began working as a prep-school instructor. My friends see me as a kind, compassionate, considerate man who enjoys sharing new experiences with those who can genuinely see the true beauty & simplicity in life (past the deception & painful games, which we have all seen at some time). My ideal relationship? Well, you should be my extensions and I the same to you. You should be my lover and best friend, & we should 'complete' each other. I want someone who is confident in herself & knows how to treat a man with respect & passion - someone who knows what love is all about & how important it is to have someone in your arms that does truly love you. I am looking for a mature, responsible family-focused lady, someone to cuddle up next to, who'd enjoy both watching a 'sexy' movie with me or taking a walk in the park. For me, an ideal relationship would mean we have the same morals & values in life, the same interests & the same passions for life without giving up our own independence. The bottom line: I want to see love in your eyes & I want that tingle when you touch me - lust is a powerful thing, but once all the dust settles there needs to be someone 'more' there for you in the good times as well as bad. I need a woman who knows what family means & is all about, & what it takes to be committed - someone who can bring me up when I'm down & make me laugh no matter how bad I feel.