Regarding Judy, I found her visually to be very attractive, with a very nice figure, and a nice build (slender). She was also very nicely dressed, without being over-dressed. Excellent first impression. In talking with her I found her to be very articulate and open, have a great sense of humor, and a nice personality. We immediately found that we have a lot of common interests, including golf, wine, music, the arts, etc. Although we did not immediately recognize each other at the outset, after talking for about 15 minutes I realized that I had met her and her now late husband some time around 1987 when they first came to the Modesto area, and that we had attended some social functions together. As soon as we exchanged last names, everything clicked. We are now contemplating the things that we will start with to get to know each better (local concerts and/or theater events, dinning out, golfing, wine tastings), to see if we can indeed build this into a long term relationship. We certainly had a great time together in our first encounter, with both of us indicating such. I think it was comforting to Judy to meet someone she already knew something about, since she is venturing into a new world after having been married to one man for almost 40 years.
I know I have been a challenging case for your matchmaking department, and for you, Lucy, in particular. I am not interested in casual dating, and have therefore quickly put aside any ladies that I was introduced to that I did not consider to be strong possibles as my last partner in life. Finally, I have met a lady that has such potential. Only time will tell how this plays out. Thank you, Lucy, for your patience and understanding. It has always been a pleasure talking with you, Lucy.
I do want to confirm that I want to put my membership on hold while I explore the possibilities with Judy. At this point it appears that she represents everything I was looking for in a partner, so, we will see over time if this is indeed the case.