Do not contact me if you have not read my profile. US or Canada only. I want to be very transparent, as my circumstances are unique. I am an independent, well educated, peaceful, nature loving, God oriented spirit looking for a like-minded friend that may lead to a life partnership. Should it lead to a serious relationship, he must be willing and able to live rural. Specifically, I live in a cabin in a forest in the snowy north, next to a pristine lake and do not intend to leave. A retired person, one who is able to work from home, or someone who works in the trades would be best suited for this area. Approach me as an intelligent friend, not someone that you win with superficial compliments. Living as I do is close quarters and fairly isolated so the personality blend is more critical than in other circumstances. This site is the safe place to get to know you so don't ask to move elsewhere quickly. Respect of the various schools of thought in Islam is essential. If you can not freely communicate in text, we will not connect. I listed colored under hair as it did not have a category for hijab and while I am at an age where I am comfortable to relax it a bit, I do not share this particular info publicly.