Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Upon re-entering the single world and staring the prospect of
on-line dating in the face, I called upon the only female peers I
knew who were experienced in that world to review my first attempt
at a profile.
Those would be my ex-wife's sisters
Odd choice? Well perhaps... but they are good friends and the
closest thing I have to actual sisters .
And their conclusion?
"Lower your age, mention that you love to travel and make it sound
more like you are looking for a life-partner...you'll get more
dates that way"
Opted not to take their counsel as went that advice but I did edit
out a sentence or two about the general physical types that attract
me. "Those make you sound like a jerk" said they.
"Hmm...but what about all the profiles that mention tall men only
"But when a man does the same?"
"He's a jerk."
These being very smart women....the discussion stopped there, the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Teen years split between deepest, darkest suburbia and Switzerland,
my 20's exhausted chasing a rock n roll dream, my 30's passed as a
restaurant owner/chef, my forties as an advertising type, first in
radio and eventually as the owner of an audio production company
focused on marketing communication. That would be the career that
stuck, with my 50's still finding me doing exactly that.
Looking back I suppose there is a rhyme and reason to my career arc
but if asked, the one accomplishment I am most proud of is being
Dad to the lovely young lady I am lucky to be father to.
And I should mention this.... currently playing in the best band
I've ever been in....separated from even the remotest possibility
of commercial success, we are free to explore and create for no
other reason than the pure love of doing so.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
More than a few useful things ( I am accomplished and enthusiastic
in the kitchen), several more that can be exciting to the right
person and some that would interest few but amuse me no end (in the
interest of full disclosure...I am talking about electoral politics
and Coronation Street).
At the other end of the scale? Utterly useless at anything
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Is that they are sure they know me. Which means I either look like
an awful lot of people in general or someone well enough known that
they are top of mind.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
And now...the obligatory list of music, film, tv preferences
etc...Music and books listed courtesy of random shuffle of
1-How Do You Think It Feels-Lou Reed
4-Hand Me Down World-Guess Who
5-One More Time-Joe Jackson
5-Little Kid-Dennis Dunaway Project
6-Bird on the Wire-Leonard Cohen
7-California Girl-Cheap Trick
8-The Boy with the Thorn in his Side-The Smiths
9-Deep Breath-Tom Cochrane
Random Shuffle of Audio Books/E-books on iPhone
1-Thomas Mallon "Watergate: A Novel"
2-Antony Beevor "The Second World War
2-David Sedaris "Me Talk Pretty One Day"
3-Kurt Vonnegut "A Man Without a Country
4-Chuck Klosterman "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
5-Stephen King "11/22/63"
6-Bill Buford "Heat"
7-Gordon Ramsay "Humble Pie"
8-John Heilemann "Game Change"
9-David Pietrusza "1960"
10-Dan Kennedy "Rock On: An Office Power Ballad"
Kicked Rogrs to the curb a few years back....hd antenna seems to
have left me with CBC, PBS and TVO....which along Netflix and Apple
TV is more than enough
This American Life
Smartest Man in the World
WTF with Marc Maron
KCRW's Left, Right and Centre
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
All types, the worthy, well made and thought provoking as well as
purely guilty pleasures. If there are aliens involved? I am usually
at the head of the line on release day.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My friends and family
A well equipped kitchen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Frankly....with the reboot well underway, I am mostly trying
not to think too much at all. Starting with a blank slate
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
We'll have to see.....new status calls for new routines....or
perhaps an absence of them altogether.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I speak fluent "ballet". Men with daughters often do. I have
secretly grown fond of it.
You should message me if
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You've read my profile and laughed...either at me or with me.
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