Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've added a couple of photos that depict the way I look better
than the close-ups taken at arm's length. They are from August 2,
2013, and were taken at Indianapolis when I was coaching a tennis
team at the USTA Junior Tennis Sectional Championships.
I am a (retired) professional. I'm financially secure. Honest and
faithful, I'm interested in a long-term relationship with the right
woman, and I have to have a woman who is honest and faithful, too.
I'm also a good listener. I'd like to find someone with some of my
interests, but I'm open to new activities. And although I'm looking
for that one, special woman, I can't say that she is of one certain
type. I don't visit bars, so I hope to find you on this site.
I keep active, playing tennis and running/walking on the treadmill
and outside. Once, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane! Made
my heart pump just a little bit faster! lol Volunteering at schools
and helping with my children's sports teams has also kept me
active. Living in Southern Illinois, I'm a Cardinals baseball
When I was in grade school I lived in France, near Paris. Later, of
course, I attended colleges/universities in New York, Illinois, and
Nebraska. I have vacationed in Florida, Virginia, Colorado,
California, New England, Texas, and Minnesota, as well as visiting
the other states of the Midwest. I would like to revisit some of
those areas, and see more of the U.S. However, I also enjoy
relaxing at home watching movies. And I like seeing movies in the
movie theater and eating out.
My favorite subject has always been history, and I have enjoyed
visiting historical sites, especially in Virginia and Washington,
D.C. I also like beaches and Walt Disney World.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm enjoying retirement. I'm reading quite a bit, especially since
I bought a Kindle Touch. I exercise often. I'm planning the trips I
intend to take now that both of my children are in college! I like
visiting my children's colleges and seeing their accomplishments
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening, writing, financial matters
The first things people usually notice about me
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are my smile and that I look much younger than my chronological
age. My younger sister says my looks haven't changed since high
school, and she's my sister so she must be right! lol
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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These are a few of my favorite things : )
Popular music from the late 1960's and the 1970's mostly
(Carpenters, Moody Blues, Chicago, and many others), and I've heard
some Taylor Swift songs that intrigue me;
Movies I like are comedies, classics (Casablanca etc.), and
fantasies like Lord of the Rings; I enjoyed the Robert Downey, Jr.,
Sherlock Holmes movies and RED with Bruce Willis and Morgan
Freeman. Somewhere in Time is one of my favorites.
Favorite books are historical fiction (The Count of Monte Cristo,
The Three Musketeers), mysteries lately, and of course fantasies
like Lord of the Rings. I also read history and non-fiction
Foods I like are pizza, a good steak, Mona's ravioli (only people
from Central Illinois know), spaghetti.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My two children
chocolate chip cookies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what I can do in retirement.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at home or at my son's high school football game helping with the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Yeah . . . like I'm going to mention that on a public Internet
You should message me if
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if it appears we have some important things in common and you want
a nice, honest, loyal guy.
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