I consider myself somewhat introverted, unassuming and unpretentious, and hope to spend time getting to know someone who shares these characteristics.
I am passionate about maintaining good health through exercise (5-6 workouts per week, weightlifting and running) and diet. I've studied nutrition for the last few years and applied that knowledge, and am amazed at how much the right foods influence our physical and mental well-being.
I am an animal lover and, over the last 30 years, have rescued 5 dogs and 6 cats (currently have only 1 cat). I enjoy doing home and car repair and maintenance, especially if I'm sharing it with someone special. I'm also an avid reader of non-fiction, self-improvement and classic literature.
I enjoy most music, but especially appreciate the romantic songs of the 50s and 60s. My favorites are:
The Tymes - "So Much In Love"
Mel Carter - "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"
The Casinos - "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"
Respectively, each song beautifully expresses the optimism and excitement of a new love, the passion and desire as that love grows, and the comfort and contentment of spending each day with the one with whom you've established a profound emotional and physical connection and have made a lifelong commitment.
I believe that the best romantic relationships begin as friendships and deepen over time. I also believe that that best friendships develop between individuals who share basic personality traits. As Aristotle said about the mirror of friendship, "When we wish to know ourselves, we can obtain that knowledge by looking at the one we love. For the one we love is another self."
My ideal match would see herself in what I have written above.
Italian, Norwegian, etc.
BS Physical Education, MA Special Physical Education, MBA Health Care Management
Retired, but continue to trade stocks on-line on a part-time basis.