I am an upbeat, happy, sensitive female. I look younger than my chronological years! I keep busy, but also like my "down time" when I can just sit & enjoy the sunday paper, or a good book. I am a good listener & expect my friends to be the same. I like the give & take of a stimulating conversation, whether it be on life, politics or something as personal as religion. I like to laugh a lot, & even laugh at myself at times. I also try not to take myself too seriously. I do believe however, that a sense of humor & a positive attidude are what gives us all richer life experiences & more of a human connection with each other. I like learning about people & like to hear what is important to them. I am romantic with the right person. I like cuddling, holding hands & the intimacy of a close relationship. In fact I miss that the most since becoming single. I am laid back & easy going & prefer casual rather than formal, if given a choice. I'm interested in what is happening in our world community, as well as what is ocurring locally & nationally. I love good movies, live theater as well as most types of music.[let that exclude rap & hard rock]. I like spontaneous road trips close to home, & far away trips discovering new & maybe exotic places. I especially like to vacation by the Atlantic, & the Outer Banks is one of my favorite destinations. I am a dog lover, & have 2 very loving companions that reside with me. [ if you are not an animal person, you need not apply!] I am also interested in the end of life & beginning of life issues, as they have a lot to do with my professional work. I thank you for taking the time to read my profile, & all inquiries will be answered.