Hello, and thanks for checking out my profile. I grew up on the north shore, but moved to the City of Chicago right after high school and have been here ever since. I love the diversity that the City has to offer that I just didn't get growing up. I'm an artist, but make a living as a non-profit fundraiser/grant writer. I was married for over 20 years and widowed in 2013.I’m past the shock. I have a 15 year-old daughter. I'm discovering the new normal, which includes dating. That said, I’ve been dating for a few months now and not sure what I’m looking for. I’d like to meet someone my age give or take a few years that is attractive to me and considerate to others. Someone I could hang out with and just be myself with no pretense. I’ve been told that I’m refreshingly honest on first dates. As you can see from my pictures, I don’t fit into a box of tomboy or girly-girl I’m a bit of both. Relationships take time and I’m willing to take my time. I understand an attraction isn't necessarily immediate and comes with getting to know each other.
My 2 cents: What I’m not looking for is a hook-up for casual sex and I’m definitely NOT a cougar. If you don’t have a picture, the picture is blurry, you’re wearing sunglasses, a group shot, or the headless chest shot, you get hidden or reported. The bare naked chest shot does nothing for me, as I said I’m not looking for a hook-up. Also, I prefer single or separated men who DON’T still live with the ex. I also prefer American men, or US citizens who don’t have a heavy accent. It’s just too hard to understand and keep asking to repeat themselves.