I've been single for over 12 years and I just keep hoping I will find someone who genuinely wants to know who I am, what I like, and what I'm looking for. I've met some nice men, but either they've wanted to rush a relationship or they have a lot of past problems that spill over into their new, single state. Neither of these situations will work for me. I'm a slow burn but deeply caring person. I need a man who is free to love, be committed, and who wants to make a new life based on us and what we care about. My ideal man is financially stable and secure, because it's a burden to have to focus on money as a problem in our relationship. He is giving and interested in me and what I want from life, not just into his activities and thoughts. I think it's very important that we bond as a couple, as one, and not his life and my life. We need to start fresh and not bring past troubles forward to spoil our new life together. Mostly I'm looking for someone who makes me want to live, to laugh, to enjoy life, to experience life through new eyes - ours. All these things I can give too. I'm very active - a student (take college courses every semester), an entrepreneur (I have a patent pending on a product I'm trying to market), a mother of grown children, a grandmother, and a friend. If you can think of something else I should be to you, let me know!