As you believe, so shall it be, so never stop believing, and luck to you in your quest.
First and foremost, I believe in common courtesy, so please do your best, okay? I am for real - quite removed from the beaten path, but very real nonetheless - and I expect that you can set aside your preconceived notions of who I am long enough to see that I amn't a figment of your imagination, clone of your favorite significant other, or the popular definition of a man. Who, or what, I am depends largely on who you are, because if you are representative of what generally passes for womanhood on sites such as these, I will not live up to your expectations any more than you will live up to mine. If, however, you chance to be one of those rare flowers who doesn't measure her self-esteem by her bra size or how many friends she has, and are ready to consider that "are there any good men left" is a rather limiting question when asked by someone with a laundry list of prerequisites for her knight in shining aroma, I would love to hear from you. The rules of engagement are simple: (at least they were in my youth) as strangers, we are friends who haven't met. How far to take that potential friendship should be a mutual decision, one made with knowledge gained through mutual trust, respect, and understanding. Follow those general guidelines and there is no limit to the possibilities.
I'm pretty open in what I'm looking for. Definitely someone who looks like they belong next to me, regardless of what species they belong to. Someone who tries to understand and be understood by me, and who is proud if I do well and supportive if I don't, and who shares equally in the praise and the blame. I identify with a younger crowd, but it's not about age but rather about lifestyle. I live frugally and try to some degree to minimize my impact on the planet, and enjoy simplicity and a peaceful environment.
I've been in AZ since August 06 after spending a couple of years in Memphis fixing up an off-grid house, before which I turned my house in New York State into a two family rental and packed all my earthlies into a motorhome, before which I lived in AZ... aw it's a long story! Although in the past I have expected my partners to join me, at this point I am willing to consider teaming up with someone who already has an established lifestyle. I'm planning to head eastward again, to points unknown, possibly with room for a traveling companion up for sharing a motorhome with a dog and a nutty boy. I've been feigning retirement for nearly a decade now, but would love to find a companion with whom I can rekindle the embers of my former jewelry business. Want to know more? Just ask - I don't bite.
I consider myself relatively adaptable, compromising, and easy going, but steadfast in my core values. I'm looking for someone who wants to share all that life offers, not just bits and pieces thereof. As a free spirit, young for my age, I play best with dynamic people with uncluttered minds. I'm a pragmatic idealist; one who sees how it is but knows how it could be. To me, whether the glass is half full or half empty is beside the point, as it's twice as big as it needs to be. I guess I should also add that although I enjoy kicking back with a movie, reading, tinkering or other less-than adrenalin-pumping activities, I am emphatically NOT an athletic supporter, and the team sports I'm interested in require only two players and no spectators. I'm also very non-competitive, such that enjoying a game of pool or tennis or chess, for example, depends on my feeling that we're sharing a learning experience. I'm also decidedly apolitical, opposed to organized religion, anti fad, and very unlikely to be interested in the "popular" chicks. I have never dated in the popular sense of the word, either running solo or in serious relationships that just sort of happened. I'm willing and fairly able to do whatever it takes to find out if there is potential between us, but please understand that I'm not interested in a pretend relationship. Either it moves fairly steadily along toward an agreed upon goal, or I do. PS: I don't do Harleys, and I'm not impressed with anything coming from the Untied States of America these days.
One more thing... if you are worried about someone trying to change you, we won't get along unless you are perfect, which you are not if you worry about changing. I look at relationships like a business; I'm looking for someone who will become an executive partner, not be satisfied as a minimum wage laborer. I'm willing, to some degree, to adjust my habits, dress, activities, etc., and expect the same in return. Send me a message!
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