I like to think of myself as a free spirit. I know I often don't have the conventional outlook on things. Consumerism and materialism turn me off. A great sense of humor and a good voice turn me on. I'm a word person and love a good conversation, even an invigorating difference of opinion. Having said that, it's also important to be able to be together in silence. I'm a retired teacher. Finding retirement isolating, I retrained in a totally different area and worked at that for a few years.