I don't like real life drama, arguing, Malls, chick flicks & have Never read & would only read a Harlequin novel @ gunpoint. I'm more a Michael Connelly fan, CANNOT stand Nicholas Sparks or any other drivel. I value intelligence above looks, though both do fade, lol.
I love the beach & ocean. I don't think there is anything more relaxing than being out on a boat away from the masses.I would love to see Alaska for the borealis & love of nature, but other than that I prefer to stay out of the cold. I am sure MANY have quickly passed on my profile after seeing, "3 kids or more", lol. I certainly don't blame them. I would prefer someone with 2 kids over 3 or MORE!! Luckily for me & any possible relationship, 3 out of 4 kids are grown. I do love children (obviously) & would not mind someone whose children are younger. If u wish to either start or add to ur family move on to the next option. I am an extrovert. I like my friends & enjoy being social, yet find contentment staying in & mellowing. I have a strong belief in G-d. This does not translate to a (organized) religious diligence, but a moral compass.
Okay, as many have you listed antiquing & digging for diamonds at flea markets as an interest, I will add that my parents are antique dealers, so grew up in a house full of antiques & have a few of my own. My favorite related story is of my father finding a plate in a garage sale that he eventually sold for $95k.
Another post script: Although I grew up as a tomboy who preferred bugs to Barbie's, I clean up well, from jeans to business attire & evening gowns (as my ex is a dr, I've been to a few affairs, so I have a few gowns in my wardrobe). I like to fish, camp out, etc., but I still prefer to be the woman in a relationship. Okay, lol, I am certainly not passive, but I prefer to ride on the back of a bike, the man to lead when dancing, etc. You get the idea. I can still be feminine (lol, it doesn't hurt though that I'm not squeamish).