An engineer looking for affection, and also looking for pretexts for working less and for the right partner to do better things together.
You might be in a situation similar to mine...
I believe that the major issue we have to resolve when we find ourselves -unattached- when we have reached this age bracket, besides the usual solitude, is the life project issue... do we have any plans/goals to pursue for the next 25+ years?
That is why I invite you to analyze the situation like I am doing, trying to go a bit further than the trivial simplicity of the questionnaires we find on sites like this one.
You like activities like reading, walks, restaurant and movie outings, games of cards or chess, .. so do I, as well as thousands other people... and therefore this cannot be a selection criteria.
I can very well imagine myself living in a sizable city and spending most of my time in public libraries in search of information about thousand things and devoting the rest of my free time to the aforementioned activities and to watching movies and cultural and public affairs shows on TV.
As my extraction is half city/half rural, I can also very well imagine myself living in the country and spending my time puttering at a cottage or growing flowers and vegetables in a garden (I have good lineage in that respect... my parents were fine gardeners).
However this is not really the kind of life style I am looking for in the short term, and I will probably be delaying it till the calends.
What I really would like to do during the few years ahead - horizon 10-15 years - that is traveling full time throughout the world, of course with an affectionate and compatible partner, out of the beaten paths and of trendy resorts and beaches, living a little like the turtle who carry her home i.e. in this specific case on a relatively spacious and comfortable sailboat.
What are your plans for the next 25 years? What are your unfulfilled dreams?
You might find a way to tell me... (include your email)