How do you say a sweetheart of a woman looking to share her life with a first-class gentleman? I suppose that says it nicely. Friendship isn't out of the question, in fact, it is welcomed. I'm retired at least for the next couple of years while looking at the possibility of relocating. Family is a priority with me so I travel often to visit my children and grandson. My close friends here are my substitute family. Animals, wildlife and nature amaze me and I love observing and learning all I can about them. I've recently taken up bicycling after a friend heard I was interested in riding and gifted me with a 10-speed bike. I'm still learning all the gears! I'm totally hooked on Grey's Anatomy, House and Desperate Housewives. I love to blast R&B, anything Michael Buble or sing-along with the latest country song while driving. I'd love to take a refresher course in the two-step. I love a great cup of coffee, fierce thunderstorms and laughing till it hurts. I'm a great listener and companion with a heart full of empathy, educated, have a well developed sense of humor, will always care how your day went and honor you with respect and kindness. About the One I'm Looking For: I smile when I think about him. I love that he's funny and can hold me spellbound with a story or make me laugh until I cry. The right man not only fascinates me but also brings out the best in me. He's romantic and intriguing. Feels like family. He's as responsible as I am, and sometimes even more responsible. He does what he says and says what he means. He was moved by The Shawshank Redemption and can teach me about all those gears on a 10-speed bike. Thinks Sundays are about snuggling, church, great coffee and the newspaper.