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BestICanBe

60 Seattle, WA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 40–65
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Retired
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I currently have a beard, but I'm not dedicated to keeping it.
I'm currently in 'idle' mode. Not actively searching, but certainly open to someone who piques my interest. Universe: send the love of my life to me!

I AM in Seattle, though back and forth as I shut my KS house down.
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How can you write about yourself without using 'I'? Since this 'profile' is about promoting myself. I'm going to ignore the 'I rule'...

I am even tempered, adaptable and enjoy a variety of experiences, travel very well and make friends wherever I go. I see myself as an international citizen - tend to look at the bigger picture. I've traveled the world for 25+ years. Yes, I too have all the really cool pictures of myself everywhere in the world, but I suspect those really don't convey 'who' I am or reflect my day-to-day self. Suffice it to say that I've traveled everywhere I really wanted to-date: China, India, Philippines, Europe, Canada to name a few. Although I AM interested and available for adventure trips.

I like to be challenged and love communicating with intelligent people and certainly not intimidated by a strong woman.

I value quality experiences / a quality of life is important to me - close relationships, education, the arts, a healthy lifestyle. My daughter has me 'leaning' vegetarian... I have been known to cook and love experiencing new tastes. Was married for 24 years to a (good) woman who could not cook(?!? I thought she was kidding!!), so I absolutely appreciate/love home cooked meals - even watch cooking shows!? Joined a gym and will be getting my 'sexy' back...(Don't laugh! it's still possible! lol, at least it's a goal.)

I 'see myself' as 40 something.. well, OK, 50 something but certainly NOT 60 something and plan to keep my body in better shape than most 40 somethings. Apparently, my beard has 'preserved' my face so I don't look as old as other men my age range. The gym says I'm in better condition that 90%! Wow, they are in bad shape! (smile)

I have the "disease to please" but am working on a recovery. Am well educated, have a good personality, emotionally healthy, have many tools and know how to use them. There are VERY few things I do not understand and cannot 'fix'. I have two Engineering Degrees. And have a good sense of humor (even if it's laughing at myself) and love to laugh.

I am interested in psychology and ESP (and have some ability there) and all things 'mental'. Well, not 'mental cases'... (smile)

I understand the five languages of love. MY language is: acts of service closely followed by touch. I'm clean and mostly thoughtful (smile), even put the toilet seat down, pickup after myself and focus on self improvement. My EX said: "You are a tough act to follow." She is (still) a good woman who made a mistake. We continue to have a 'good' relationship (for the kids) even though she is re-married. I was invited to their house several times including holidays. (Boy was THAT weird?!!)

A past GF wrote these about me:
Good listener, skilled lover, sexy body, compassionate heart, devoted father, attentive lover, goes out of his way to help others, wonderful sense of humor, appreciates my femininity, appreciates my talents, playful teaser, Soooo cute, seductively handsome, never shows rage in anger, deeply sensitive, finds pleasure in sunsets, willing to talk things out, appreciative of my intelligence, complex intelligent mind, curiosity for learning new things, creative thinker, accepts me for who I am, tender lover, admits if he's been wrong, seeks to understand me.
------ I was with her for almost 9 years.

update: November 2014, A female friend of 15 years reviewed this and says it's accurate. Suggested I add: My emotion baggage is a carry-on and not an oversize-check-in.
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I know that foreplay is 24/7 and have been trained in Tantra Sex. I have made a great lifelong effort to learn how to have all aspects of a great relationship. I am empathetic, considerate, confident and well past feeling like I have to prove myself to anyone. OR 'fix' anyone...

I have two fantastic children (B:31, G:26) who are the lights of my life and raised my son as a single parent.

I get endorphins flowing when learning new things. I love history, technology, science, psychology, travel and other similar topics. I stay current with world and political events.

I love movies that leave me with a good feeling. Always looking for a dance partner and dance lessons when I can. I also do swing dancing. Though still consider myself a beginner.

I'm semi-retired and I spend most days trading stock futures.

"I get up every morning I determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult." - E. B. White

Historical info:

I started my own engineering firm 1986. We designed and built computer-controlled machines used in the manufacture of electronics. A 6?years ago I had a series of mini strokes that changed the way I look at life. I can/do now enjoy the journey. Physically, I'm fine and yes, fully functional.. (Just in case you were wondering...) Emotionally: I had to end my (childhood dream) business; VERY difficult for me.

My priorities have changed as has what I want out of life and what I want (or don't want) in a relationship.

I recently had my DNA tested and found that I'm not a candidate for Alzheimer, Parkinson or Cancer. I also discovered that I have both DNA markers for increased IQ when being breast-fed!?! I'm not sure what to do with THAT information; NOW!?!

I am a militant non-smoker! If you smoke, please move on! I've gone through the liquor phase many years ago so I (very) rarely have a (social) drink anymore.

Thanks for your interest. Now, take the next step and contact me.

mks4fun
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I trade stock futures by day and take dancing lessons by night (when I can). I belong to several meetup groups that keep me busy. Oh yes, and continue to learn cooking.

I had those 'mini strokes' that caused me to view life much differently now. I do my best to enjoy every day and the people in my life. I stop and smell the roses as often as I can.

I am really, really into learning everything I can.

I am 'downsizing' my house in KS and possessions for my slow move to WA. Interesting experience. Hard emotionally but I believe needs to be done for many reasons.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Most everything NOT involving blood or guts.

I'm hesitant to even mention this: I've been told I am accomplished (among other things) in bed. I have finally come to accept that at some point, you have to believe what people are telling you over and over and over. I do know my way around a woman's body and it begins in the mind BEFORE you get horizontal.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I look better in person that I do in my picture. I would say that most seem to think that I'm good looking. (Though I have yet to agree..) The dynamics come into play then. Also, honorable mention regarding my eyes.

'They' most often tell me that I do not look or act 'my age'?!?!! (Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am no longer 40!)

BUT they could actually be meaning to the upside?!? lol
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Most all music, except rap. I use Pandora. I rarely listen to local radio. I also buy songs / audios that I want to listen to over time. I am seriously into 'self-help' audios. I ALWAYS have at least one book working with 1 or 2 more in Que. I use Overdrive and SPL and am always adding to my book list.

I download audio books to continue to keep my mind active and learn new things. I have many on my iPod/phone/iPad and I even have Kindle reading to me! (you have to know where the 'special' version is...)

I almost never watch 'real time' TV. I hate wasting time on commercials and skip over the parts that don't interest me. I increase the quality of my viewing time and am not controlled by when a show is on. I record programs/movies in advance and my TIVO has 2700 hours of capacity. I have added a Slingbox and can view programs from anywhere in the world including on my phone, iPad, computer, etc...

THIS way, I can pull out my phone and watch an interesting program on a boring date...

Hgtv, Disc, BBC, History Channel, Educational Programs, SciFi, Military Channel. Cannot tell you how much I love to learn.

I absolutely LOVE: Dr. Who, Ancient Aliens. TED talks, Google Tech Talks.

Castle, Big Bang Theory, Dr. Who, Person of interest, Elementary, Mentalist, The Five, (I'll add more),

I love most all food. I love to try new foods and eat slowly so that I can appreciate every single subtle taste. Like sex, why rush it?!? Enjoy the journey.

You DO know I was KIDDING about the boring date... RIGHT?!?

I JUST learned how to make potato chips in the microwave!?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My children, they are the lights of my life.
The love of a good woman.
Family and friends.
Knowledge
Technology
Creativity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What can I learn?
How can I be a better person, father, friend, lover?
What dance can I learn next?
What do I need to do to live a better life?
How can I get exercise without actually exercising?!?!
WHERE do those inane questions on OKCupid come from?!?!

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How can each and every one of those illegal kids cost $86,000!?!??! (yes, it's true!) I want THAT job! I'll take 3 please.

How can CIA pay $80 MILLION for Advanced interrogation techniques? I could tell them how to do it for half that!?!?

WHY is nobody ever 'responsible' for anything that is 'questionable' in Washington DC?!!?

When did everything get to be SO political?!?

-- and now back to the 'real world'...
How can I have make a positive impact on everyone I meet?

That I am a very lucky man in so many ways.

How can people 'my age' look so damn OLD?!!??

I also think how nice it is to have a partner who is soft and likes to snuggle, especially likes to do that kissing thingy, wants to learn Tantric Sex and enjoys hours of intimate time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
WHAT?!?! It's FRIDAY again... Already?!?!

Everyday is a day to treasure and enjoy. I long ago stopped waiting for the weekend to live.

Hmm... Lately, I'm working on those questions/!? They are never ending!!

I am wondering what kind of adventure can I enjoy in Seattle and wondering when I can find that someone special to share it with.

I head out on the town with my special sign that says "I'M AVAILABLE" in flashing lights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I sometimes make stupid mistakes. But luckily, I sometimes learn from them.

I think I 'over did' this profile...

I am the poster child for adult ADD. I am really working on learning coping skills without a secretary.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
We have a high 'match' percentage, are emotionally healthy, HWP, intelligent, able to admit when you are wrong, have a good self image, can laugh at yourself, can see beyond your surroundings, have a desire to learn new things to improve your life and yourself, take care of yourself, neat, don't let the dishes pile up over the counter top and of course: cute!

I get weak in the knees for a great kisser!!! It's a lost 'art'... If we are not compatible kissers then it's not going to work.

Addendum: Not compatible with: religious zealots, ANY kind of smoker, heavy drinkers, political extremists (BOTH SIDES), overweight, closed minds, those unable to 'see' beyond their vision or messy people. If you've not aged well, it's probably not going to work either. Very slight lean to 'slim' but your mind is the overriding factor.

Oh, yeah, If you have NO clue 'who' Gruber is.. well, you are not aware of current events so it's not likely going to work out long term for us...

I am not averse to a short term fun thing while 'waiting', but my preference would be longer term. If you're thinking we might have fun doing activities (dance? tour? etc.) as friends then go ahead and contact me.

Making additional updates. Dec. 2014

Added a comic album to show what kind of things make me smile/laugh. Hope they do same for you.

I'm attempting to use this profile as a pre-filter to enable a higher chance of success finding a longer term relationship.