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GAlquist

55 M Santa Rosa, CA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 48–56
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Sep 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.87m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from space camp
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Describe myself and my perfect match? Hmmm...

Male, 55 available. Some damage - bruised ego and a torn meniscus. Housebroken, helpful, friendly and eager to please. Decent cook. Can be active or lazy as the situation warrants. Has 75% of his hair and moments of intelligence (not that those two are necessarily related). Can take a while to finish a project. Keep away from shiny objects; easily distracted. Sense of humor can be dry, wry and occasionally irreverent. Not everyone gets it.

Pretty handy, I know a fair amount about construction. I like to make/build things. Cabinets, picture frames, things out of wood, generally. Have some partially complete, pretty nifty cutting boards on the workbench right now. They would be nifty, if I ever get the time to get back to work on them, that is. I have some ideas for sculptures, but no place to work at this time. It would be nice to move into other mediums, such as metal; but, that requires more tools. Just what I need, more tools. Hmmm... a wire welder and a plasma cutter.

Since I struggle a bit with shyness, the dating thing can be a challenge. Historically, I have been a single relationship type and will likely continue that way. However, I am wary of being hurt again and am going to be cautious. I did try casual dating with mixed results. Right now, I would like to enjoy the company of a new lady and find out about her. Maybe to see a movie, have dinner, sit and chat, go to a museum or on a short hike or bike ride with. Yes... Romance (in all of the forms that it takes).

I recently took a trip to Southeast Asia with my daughter. My favorite part was a cruise on Halong Bay and I would love to go back. The boat, holding about 40 passengers, was not one of these huge cruise ships with a thousand activities and people. Swimming on a little private beach. Enjoying the warm tropical air and a drink on the deck. Watching the sunset. I would really love to share this with someone special. Interested?

I would like someone with patience and affection, maybe playful. Moments of intelligence would be nice as well. A complete relationship that includes friendship, trust, intimacy, complaining, frustration, love, talking and sitting silently together. Separate interests and friends, sure; I don't need to be joined at the hip. Not all of those listed are necessarily good things, but I recognize that there will be difficulties in any relationship. I am far from perfect and do not expect perfection. What I am looking for is someone to come home to. Someone who will love me and my faults. Someone to grow old with. Someone that can help make a house into a home. I know that sounds corny, but there it is. I really am a hopeless romantic. Are you out there?
What I’m doing with my life
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Professionally, I own my own business inspecting homes. I think I am pretty darned good at it, and have an excellent reputation among my colleagues and the real estate community in general.

My kids are adults, my son (eldest) is still floundering, but is on his own (with my occasional monetary help). My daughter graduated from Vassar in May of last year and just finished a year working as a counselor at a high school in China. I visited her at the end of her stint and we then traveled to South China, Cambodia and Vietnam.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a nice person. Really. That can be a detriment as well, but I like people and want them to like me. Sometimes I try too hard.

I can make pleasant sounds come out of a guitar as well. Acoustic, generally folk-type.

I can cook. Not gourmet, but tasty enough. Usually. There was that shoe-leather chicken breast I made a few years back (Turns out 40 minutes on the grill was too long). Good flavor, if a bit dry.

Forgetting! I am champion at that. I have never met anyone (at least that I can remember) who is better at forgetting than I am.

Saying the wrong thing at the perfect time. Yet another thing at which I excel. Goes along with the private thing below.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't know... Some people have mentioned my eyes and my height. I am not feakishly tall, but it does come up.

Oh yeah, and my chiseled Adonis-like body (right, in my dreams).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies, books and shows that make me feel good. I have always liked animated movies; Disney, Pixar, Miyazaki, etc. Romantic comedies in reasonable amounts. Adventure, sci-fi, action are good too. I like movies to be fun. While I am willing to see something with more depth, I generally have enough real life in my real life and can be reluctant to be entertained (or depressed) by someone else's misfortunes. Not big on "reality" TV or most televised sports either.

Songs:
Puff the Magic Dragon
House at Pooh Corner
As Tears Go By

Musical Artists:
Mostly stuff I grew up with. AC/DC, John Denver, Croce, Neil Diamond, CSN, Celine Dione, Styx, Kansas, Holst, Wakeman, Wagner, Beatles, Stones, Who...

Food... Exotic on rare occasion. Not much for sushi, but I can eat it. Ate some weird stuff in China. I like a reasonable variety of full-flavored foods. Not that this is a clear answer. Meat & potatoes is always acceptable. Comfort foods like stew (yum), pot roast, meatloaf, fish.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food
Water
Air (14 pounds per square inch with approximately 20% oxygen)
Clothing
A bed in which I can sleep
Oh... you meant figuratively?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Chocolate... Mmmmm
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Interested in decompressing from the week. Normally, that means quiet time (maybe a movie or read a book), but I can go out on occasion. Not really a dancer, but if my dance partner is tolerant, I am up for it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You know that switch/valve in your brain that prevents you from saying what you are thinking? Well, mine seems to be defective (seems?). Gets stuck in the open position and I end up saying something stupid. Most of my friends get me and understand that I mean no harm, but there are those that I offend. It has been said that I only remove my foot from my mouth in order to exchange feet. (But, everyone else was thinking it!)

On dating... First date, almost certainly will not initiate a kiss. Second date, still going to be nervous, but probably. After that? Well... I AM a guy.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have a wire welder and a plasma cutter. Optional, but I really want to try those out. Well, also if you are looking for someone who is honest and sincere, and is willing to let you be yourself.

No more supermodels please...