A conversation is worth 10 times a profile, and there's no substitute for spending time together.
** my love languages in order are (from the Book, The Five Love Languages):
words of affirmation
acts of service
I think it's important that we share the same top 3, and preferably the same top 1.
** I see myself as
secure and understanding, open and honest. Women consistently say that I'm a nice guy.
strong in both left brain and right brain (especially in people skills.) Not your stereotypical engineer personality.
cerebral. Enjoys deep thinking and deep conversations. Balance of course.
romantic and passionate
healthy eater, leaning vegetarian. I do like my carbs.
very low addictive personality. Maybe a little compulsive, especially about self improvement, and food.
very light social drinker. Often prefers a non-alcoholic beverage.
likes occasional road trips to a getaway.
appreciates the simple things in life.
doesn't follow spectator sports. Might enjoy a few games/year socially.
not interested in politics.
likes the outdoors but not a sun worshipper. Prefers to be outdoors in overcast or rain, or in the late afternoon and evening in the summer.
likes to pick up new activities for the adventure and learning curve. Examples included, in chronological order (stop laughing): running; tour cycling; study of English literature and writing; Chinese-style cooking; free diving for abalone; pistol target and action shooting; gentleman ranching; sail boat racing crew; study of psychology, counseling, and business leadership; rough water sea kayaking and Greenland-style rolling; steel tip darts; chess; social ballroom and blues dancing, guitar. Most of these are in the past. Walking, hiking, dancing, social/intellectual activities, still good. I'm a natural distance swimmer and deeply enjoy an occassional swim along the shoreline of a lake in the fall.
was married for 33 years. Separated then divorced, since December, 2012. Low baggage.
I'm looking for an easy, simple relationship. Someone to be close to, share activities, a meal, walks together, holding hands, occasional road trips. I've said all along that I'd like a long term relationship. I think I've just recently become the person who could be in a long term relationship. It really does take time. Also it's not easy to find that truly right person, in both directions. I'll be open and honest along the way.
** Things I'm looking for in a long term partner.
roughly matched financially
we share some of the same interests
- STD free
- not prone to addictions
I'm flexible for interim dating, until we find that right person. We'd just need to have fun together, or be able to learn or grow from our time together. And that first thing under "Musts."
profession - Enjoying my job more than ever. I work with a great team, it's exciting work, and I get paid to learn. Software development operations (DevOps) engineer for 6 yrs. Chemical engineer and management in semiconductor and IC manufacturing development for 24 yrs before that.
** Some things you should know about me, and other fun facts.
I was once kicked out of private daycare. It wasn't my fault! The kid wouldn't let my twin sister play in the sandbox.
I can almost juggle.
I snore like crazy.
I'm kidding. I don't snore.
I have pattern baldness in the back.
I passed the Navy Seals swim and run test in Navy boot camp. Never mind that I was 20 y.o. at the time, and I failed the push-ups. : (
I lied. I can't almost juggle.
That's all for now. Let the real getting to know each other begin!
Dating a little
Dancing a little
Music: Pretty flexible. I enjoy seeing what you like. As for my own taste, lately, for everyday around the house and working; Everlast, Plush, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana. For romantic, easy listening; Carla Bruni is great (I feel like I'm in a French Villa when I listen to her,) and lots of other possibilities. For reading, or deep relaxation; classical crossover vocals, classical guitar, some opera with emphasis on female vocals. Country, folk, oldies, offbeat stuff, all ok. Not into metal nor the nastier hiphop. Not that into classic rock any more.
Fav Movies: Good Will Hunting, Rounders. Movies based on true stories. Dramas. Intrigue.
TV: I have a TV with internet only; Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, TED talks. Watch sporadically. Favorites are some of the epic series; The Badge, Breaking Bad, The Newsroom. Social/competition shows; Survivor, Master Chef.
Computers, internet, smart phone
Outdoors and nature
Leeway to break the rules (as mildly illustrated here.)
- If I could live anywhere in the US, where would I want to live?
- If I could live anywhere in the world, where would I want to live?
- Professional development.