Whether I'm hiking with my dog, laughing and spending time with friends, or working out, I live life each and every day to its fullest. My job takes me all over the world, but I know how to work hard, play hard, and relax even harder. I love to laugh and have fun and can handle just about any situation/setting. I can rough it in jeans and hiking boots or hang out with just about anyone. I'm down to earth and self confident --believe in charting my own destiny and believe in building a life whether or not there's a man in it ~although I would love to have someone special to whisper my thoughts to and to engage in lively conversation and banter or share a bottle of wine over dinner after a tough week. I've been single for the past 4 years after a 28 year marriage - had a couple of transitional relationships -long past the post divorce "craziness"~now I'm looking for a long term relationship with someone I can connect with and commit to on every single level. You need to be physically fit, self confident, risk taking, smart, outgoing, full of fun and laughter, and someone who can handle a woman who knows her own mind. While I'm independent and secure, I am not afraid to "let go" and show my vulnerabilities or affection with the right guy. Things that are important to me: friends, family, truthfulness, loyalty, compassion for others, my children, humor, not settling for a relationship just to have someone . I would rather be alone and at peace, than with the wrong someone and lonely. I know that with the right person - we could have something truly wonderful. A Jewish male friend highly recommended this for me. I'm Irish, Catholic but totally respect the religion and heritage. If anything I've said strikes a chord, I'd love to hear from you. Please no serial daters...or liars. I look like my pictures and I hope when I meet you, you look like yours too. I won't respond if you don't have a photo.