I'm independent, High maintenance and willing to put time and effort into relationships. I've come to know that relationships are what really matter in life so I place great value on family and friends. I'm also a realist, so when there are problems I believe that open and honest communication is the key to sorting things out and keeping expectations in sync.At times I enjoy being in my own space, but a special intimate companion to spend time with and share the journey would round out what really is a good life. I don't need to be 'in love' to give my life meaning and would be happy to start with a caring friendship that can be depended over time. On the other hand I believe in chemistry so if things feel right I'm generally happy to go with the flow. I enjoy discussing serious or topical issues but am also content chatting at the end of a busy day about the ordinary things while cooking dinner together.I've traveled extensively to many countries.