I enjoy many outdoor activities. I am not a couch potato. Los Angeles is an exciting city. I enjoy everything it has to offer such as dining, theater, music, concerts, art and crafts festivals, natural beauty, and opportunities to be outside exercising to work off all of the dining I have done. :o)
I was raised in the restaurant business and I feel very comfortable in the kitchen: First shopping for the food, prepping the food, and then cooking. I even clean all the pots and dishes! I would enjoy finding a cooking partner who will expand the types of healthy food that I currently prepare.
I have traveled often to many countries in the world but there are many places left to see. It would make me very happy to find a woman I could love deeply who would become my best friend to enjoy life together for the rest of our lives. I'm not looking for a one-night hook-up here at JDate. It took a lot of emotional anguish to post this profile because it acknowledged to world of my loss of my wife. I'm in this for the long term commitment. Being a widower is not what I wish for anyone but I am moving on and looking for that special woman to grab my arm and enjoy the future with me. I know the trip will not be perfect but I know how to make a woman happy in many ways with respect and caring being the number one priority. I'm turned on by a woman who is confident, professional, financially prudent, and especially being on-time for a date. I want to spice up my life and I am wondering if you are the spice I'm looking for?
If you email me or talk to me and ask me questions like "What are you looking for?" I don't have an exact answer or all the answers yet. Don't be disappointed with my response. I've only been with JDate since mid-February, 2013 and I have learned a lot about myself and my desires. They seem to change with each new profile I read. But that is a good thing. I'm not stuck in the past. I am excited about my future and I have met wonderful and interesting women but now is my time to be more committed to finding the love of my life. I am not interested in having my own children but would welcome a woman who has children that she needs help raising, for example a widow with teenagers.
I was born in Chicago. That's where my Midwestern no nonsense values come from. I moved to Los Angeles in 1967. I put myself through CSUN graduating with a Finance Degree while working as a bartender in Northridge. In 1975, I moved to Mammoth Lakes and was the Chief Financial Officer for a small specialty insurance company. I returned to Los Angeles in 1980 to marry the woman of my dreams. It was then I began my career as a financial adviser.