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.
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.
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
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.