Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ahhh- the challenge of describing oneself in these internet intro
paragraphs… I’m an easy going guy who’s hoping to meet someone to
share a great connection as a best friend/lover to enhance each
other’s lives and share the enjoyments, explorations, and ups &
downs, while we grow as individuals and as a couple.
I've been described as honest, kind, caring, understanding,
supportive, emotionally available, affectionate, and having a good
sense of humor. I have many interests, including going to concerts,
plays, fun dinners at home or at interesting restaurants, and
enjoyment of nature. I also enjoy great conversations, open and
honest communication, spending time with good friends, and just
hanging out & relaxing at home sometimes too (maybe Scrabble?).
And I add to that a bit of volunteering for a few nonprofit
organizations that are doing great work. Past crafty hobbies
included doing pottery and a bit of woodworking.
I enjoy simple pleasures & strive for balance, and I think it's
important to appreciate each day and all that it brings. I try to
focus on the big picture and not get too bogged down in the
troubling curve balls that life sometimes throws at us. I’ve been
thrown one of them (a health challenge that limits my walking and
so I use a walker), but I try to make adjustments and work around
it as much as I can.
My hopes are to meet someone who’s confident, creative,
intelligent, positive, understanding, and compassionate. I’m hoping
she'll share some of my interests but also have different ones too.
A great sense of humor and a healthy lifestyle are also high on the
list, as are honesty & open communication, and enjoyment of
heartfelt affection and romance- all so important as we get to know
each other and explore a possible connection further.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I like jugging a variety of activities, connections, and thoughts.
Included in all that is some work stuff, volunteer activities, a
few concerts & plays, exploring new & fun restaurants,
spending time with good friends, connecting with family, and
In the past I've worked for several nonprofit groups that were
doing important work, and now I'm doing some work for a family
business (but volunteering for nonprofits too).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I think I’m good at talking and listening, balancing and juggling
things and activities, being politically & socially conscious
(liberal), exploring many assets in and around Portland (including
bakeries!), valuing and supporting close friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hopefully that I'm relaxed, understanding, and easy to talk with.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like going to plays and concerts- especially folk, blues, and
world music. (a few favs were Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Shawn Covin, Arlo Guthrie, ...) Favorite
foods are creative and ethnic- especially Indian and Thai. I like
to eat fairly healthy most of the time but I also enjoy occasional
"forbidden" treats too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music, culture & the arts
the natural world
learning new things
fresh air & the seasons
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Close friends, many things to appreciate, the natural world, the
troubling political climate, & lots more on any given day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Options could include a fun dinner in or out, a concert, play, or
movie. Or getting together with friends to chat & maybe even to
play games. Could also be just hanging out at home, with a combo of
phone calls, emails, reading, cooking, or other such things. I
don’t watch much, but sometimes maybe a bit of TV too (Pub. TV,
nature shows, Jeopardy, etc.).
You should message me if
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You think that we might have some good things in common that would
be fun to share and explore.
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