Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an open book pretty much. What you see is what you get. That
doesn't mean that I wear my heart on my sleeve either though. I
grew up in Europe and went to school and college over there and
came to the US in 1970. I've lived up and down the East Coast, Mid
West and now the West Coast since 1990. So I'm reasonably urbane
and well travelled. I love music of all kinds but especially easy
listening, 70's, pop, love songs, classical and, yes, country. I've
also attended operas and like the occasional concert or musical.
I'm not a great dancer but can get by. I cook regularly and am good
at the basics but would like to be able to produce a more varied
menu. I love to sing in the shower and am no stranger in the local
karaoke bars. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering so I like a
regular mental challenge. I do a crossword puzzle every morning as
a wake up exercise. I love the company of intelligent, attractive
women who can carry on a good conversation and have a good sense of
fun. If you find any of this appealing let me know and we can take
it from there.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a business executive in Santa Monica, California who's led a
varied life in both Europe and North America. Most of my friends
describe me as an easy going, relaxed and attractive individual
with a well developed sense of humor. I am a low maintenance, fun
seeker who loves the company of an attractive, intelligent and
down-to-earth woman. I am your helper in your quest to find
thoughtful, fulfilling and entertaining companionship. Your
happiness is my goal.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Friends tell me I'm really good at taking the common sense approach
to most of life's problems stressing a simple attitude to even the
most difficult problems. People say I have a refreshing sense of
humor which shines through no matter what the situation. In
addition, I'm told I'm a good converstionalist who can discuss just
about any subject in some detail (or, at least, give that
I am a former rugby player and long distance runner who has
completed hundreds of road races including 38 marathons. Staying
fit no matter what my age is important to me. Many of my female
friends are also runners. I am currently in the process of getting
a book about my many running experiences published.
I am an avid reader and movie goer who uses these experiences to
color various stories I have written and hope to publish in another
I am also an accomplished public speaker who has spoken on a
variety of subjects on a voluntary and competitive basis for many
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile. I can't help it. I am an involuntary smiler. I love to
see people smile back. I think life is too short to be taken too
seriously. My motto is "life is for the warm and willing".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love biographies of successful people. I read the occasional self
help book because I think focusing on improvement is always a good
thing and I'm still an evolving experiment of one. I've read all of
Malcom Gladwell's books because they are thought prevoking. The
same is true of Geoff Colvin. I am always reading popular fiction.
I've read just about every book that John Grisham has published
mostly because they are very readable, interesting, stories but
also because I'm trying to figure out what he's doing because as a,
hopefully, successful future writer I need to know what works.
Another favorite is Harlan Coben. Girls, does that guy have a way
of telling a story. My most favorite book is probably a written
version of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The speech of advice
by courtier Polonius to his son Laertes before his trip to France
is a gem of unending proportion. I am a constant movie goer. The
urge to sit in a theater and watch celluloid (and now digital
images) started at age 5 when my Dad took me, to pass the time, to
see a movie at the Green Cinema on Stephen's Green in Dublin,
Ireland, the capital city of my home country. The movie, in full
Technicolor, was The Adventures of Robin Hood. It's still a
favorite. So are The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and the original
Sabrina. The Ipcress File with Michael Caine and, of course, Alfie
are movies I can re-watch at any time. Fellow Irishman, Pierce
Brosnan, reminded me in the Fourth Protocol that he was a terrific
actor if given the right material. Similarly, Liam Neeson just
about owns the screen in every project he's involved in. I love all
kinds of music and that extends from Opera to pop to 70's to jazz,
easy listening and country music because of all the storytelling. I
even have a CD of Balalaika music. I love Italian food. As a
runner, carbohydrates are important so pasta is a big staple. I
also try to get most of my protein from fish. However, I am willing
to experiment and the right companion with a curious palate can get
me off the staight and narrow.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(1) My Family
(2) My Health
(3) The friendship of amusing people, especially women
(4) Good Books
(5) Good Food
(6) Running Trails
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I can do better with my life. From where I began I have been
very successful. However, that's doesn't mean that I'm going to
take it easy from now on. Far from it. I think my life will get
better if I keep exploring new things, new ideas and meet new
people. As an amatuer athlete I have enjoyed a great life of
physical activity but as I grow older I need to move from physical
endeavors to more cerebral ones. That's why writing and public
speaking are becoming more important for me. I don't have an
advanced degree (which is nobody's fault but mine) so I can't teach
but I can influence people. That's my next "big plan" -- Changing
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually, I lift weights, plan my weekend and take it easy. But the
right woman can change all of that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a major dislike of halitosis and brush my teeth three times
a day and four whenever I get the chance.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like a reasonably charming, intelligent and curious man who
wants to meet a woman of equal standing. A woman who likes
companionship and enjoys a good laugh. A woman who loves to cuddle,
loves to kiss and is willing to share her life with a supportive,
understanding and compassionate alter ego.
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