Date women from United States / Alabama / Mentone, 57 year old

Date someone special from Mentone, United States. I was told I needed to shine my star a bit! My friends describe me as caring, compassionate, ethical and hard working. Also, that I have the gift of bringing people together and putting folks at ease. I'm very social, never do I meet a stranger. I love to entertain, and do so often. Dinner, dancing, or just celebrating with friends.Yet I'm happy for the intimate quiet of two sharing heart to heart, one on one. I believe I have a quick sense of humor as well as I'm an attentive listner.
I am fashion conscious and know how to dress for the occasion. Whether it's a cocktail party or a hike into the canyon. It doesn't take me hours to get ready to go somewhere. I can be up and out the door in short order.
I enjoy fine dining, but grilling at home is a pleasure too. I like to cook and would enjoy sharing the kitchen with someone.
I have been self employed most of my work life. I'm a self starter and quite capable of doing most anything I put my mind to do.
You will find I'm rather independent and speak my mind. You always know where you stand with me. I do my best to live my life delibertly and authentically. Trustworthiness is very important to me and my relationships.
I am eco minded and try to recycle, repurpose, or restore everything possible.
Both of my dogs were rescued from the pound. For puppies, they are well behaved and very much loved!
I enjoy antiqueing, camping in my van, hiking, and horseback riding. I like gardening, though not so successful this year!
I do have a glass of wine on occasion. I don't do drugs and I don't smoke. I don't need any extra stimulus except good company to have a great time. Infact, I enjoy my own company and need some time to myself.
Reading is a valueable part of my life. I have a small library with a wide range of topics. I don't watch much TV. I like the nature, history and freespeech channels.
I am told my home is warm and welcoming. Well appointed with a mix of antiques,collectables, and comfortable furnishings. My guest compliment me on attention to detail.
Sorry gentlemen, I am not a big sports fan. I don't mind if you are. I was a majorette in high school, does that count?
I'm grateful to be healthy, have a job I love, and a comfortable home. I'm grateful for my loving family.
What makes me smile? My 3 grandkids sweet faces and their antics. My dogs at play. The beautiful area in which I live. Myfamily and friends. Sunsets! Puppy kisses...Kisses Mmmmm...
What I miss most in my life is romance. I like to have my dinner by candlelight and soft music too. Being kissed, really kissed...... Dancing with someone who has eyes only for me. Though I'm not the jealous type. I would appreciate a relationship that is respectful and honest.
I would like to travel with someone who has a sense of adventure. That it matters not whether we have a destination or reservation in mind. Just go with wild abandon!!!!!!
I am not looking for a knight in shinning armor, but if you are....more the better! Please know I am not afraid of the dark, monsters, or the Boogieman. I can take care of myself, besides I have a gun permit!
As for relationship, I am an open communicator and hope you are too. I'm passionate and a romantic. There's more to a relationship that the "paper fire". I am looking for an authentic man. One that is able to communicate his thoughts and feelings. Someone that is patient, kind, nonjudgemental, and compassionate. A steward of the earth, lover of animals, champion of children and little old ladies! A man with class, good table manners, and is socially at ease. A gentleman in all sense of the word! A man that is a romantic at heart and enjoys affection. Must know how to kiss, if not, do not reply, sorry. I prefer someone that is financially stable and flexable in their life. I know there is someone out there that is looking for an authentic relationship.
Are you the one?