I'm in Vancouver, WA, and thinking about moving to Bend. I work mostly remote so can easily live within 200 miles of Portland.
** 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. Sometimes it surprises me a little.
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 roughly chronological order: 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 a swim along the shoreline of a lake in the fall, and some relaxation on shore. Makes for a wonderful day.
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'm flexible on dating style, and want you to be comfortable. Interim dating until we find the right person. Friends first, or move quickly. I've done both. I crave that last, long term relationship. Don't most of us? It's not easy though to find that right person, in both directions, and we shouldn't settle. I'll be open and honest along the way.
profession - software development operations (DevOps) engineer for 6 yrs. Chemical engineer and management in semiconductor and IC manufacturing development for 24 yrs before that.
** 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 passed the Navy Seals swim and run entrance test in Navy boot camp. I failed the push-ups though. (grumpy face)
I snore like crazy.
I'm kidding. I don't snore.
I have pattern baldness in the back.
My first name is Paul
I lied. I can't almost juggle.
** 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. 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."
** That's all for now.
Let the real getting to know each other begin.