I have been on my own for 7 years and am very independant. I want to be friends first and I am not in a hurry. I am an attractive 50 year old woman who is fun to be around, takes life as it comes and has a wonderful network of friends and a normally functioning family!!! My faith is very important to me and has been my lifeline. I do not smoke and I would have a hard time with someone who does. You must also like my dog!!! I will not settle for anything but the best for me so if you think you might fit then drop me a line. I think maybe a man who appreciates the value of a wonderful, loving and compassionate woman who doesn't mind being touched and loved would work for me!!!