Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I enjoy living to the fullest, and work at developing both my
rational and emotional sides. So I'm a study in contrasts: playful
and intellectual, practical and idealistic, a loner who never wants
to be totally alone. I laugh easily and often, enjoy long walks to
nowhere and long talks to anywhere.
I get along best with women who are independent minded without
being controlling ... a rare combination (in both men and women)
that I have yet to truly find.
You're self-confident enough to share your inner child. You can be
privately passionate, laugh easily, and enjoy being alone together
instead of in a crowd. You're a giver or a sharer, not a taker. You
have creative or artistic sensitivities (if not an artist), with a
passion for life and living.
We can maintain our independent and individual selves without
clinging. But when we're alone together we are each other's total
universe. An enjoyable weekend might include a lighthearted movie
or intense discussion ... or just snuggling with a movie and
popcorn ... or a day trip and photo shoot ... or cooking dinner
together, and daring to consider a food fight.
Having said all that, I reject the online dating mantra --
evaluating each other as marriage partners from the very first date
(or email!). I'm also needing just a few friends to converse and
hang out with. I'm that guy you could talk with in high school, and
I genuinely enjoy the company of women.
I'm independent but sharing, serious and silly, and, I'm told,
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a semi-retired small-business consultant and entrepreneur
coach. Retirement gives me the freedom to explore and test
unfulfilled passions. Two may give you insights to me. I created my
first website in 1994, uniquely focused on marketing - persuasion,
image or actual selling. As a freelance political writer in 1980, I
was mentored by the op-ed editor for Ohio's largest newspaper. I
had to set that aside as demands of family our family grew. Family
demands grew at about the same pace as our son!
I've been deeply into nature photography, and walked the entire
Greenbelt a few years back ... until the arthritis kicked in. I
still enjoy the long walks noted above, but I won't be taking any
for a while. On a brighter note, you can beat me in a footrace! I
haven't lost my voice, so the long talks are still on the table.
Let's call it verbal intimacy.
I live near-downtown, very close to the Greenbelt, Morrison and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Conversation (both listening and talking)
Gin Rummy, Poker, Hearts and Canasta
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm alive, followed by my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music MOVES me. My tastes range from 60s-80 oldies on the computer,
Andrea Bocelli and Pavarotti on the stereo, and 107.1 on the radio.
When Bryan Adams played Boise a few years back, I stood for the
entire concert. Likewise Bette Midler, a few years before
I'm very partial to French cuisine, having lived and worked in
Canada for a few years.
Movies are all over the lot. Drama, comedy and romantic comedy all
seem able to engage me. One common theme: triumphs of the human
spirit, in all its many forms.
My latest read, outside politics and business was a re-read of Mike
Dooley's "from the Universe" books. I enjoy his attitude, a rare
combination of both optimism and realism -- which is how I like to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
So many fond memories.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Self-improvement, self-motivation, optimism, I'm also a recovering
Type A (kinda) :-)
And (sorry) how both political parties have backed us into a corner
with no clue how to get us out. THAT is why they attack each other.
They have very little positive to offer.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading or watching a rented movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Making love with my wife (at the time), outdoors, naked, in a
child's wading pool, after dark but a neighborhood with no fences
... 75 feet behind the house. (We ran there naked ... and sober.)
You should message me if
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If you'd like to learn more about me and share some things about
yourself in quiet conversation, do not require something serious,
and enjoy just sharing time and interests with someone.
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