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45 High Ridge, MO Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 34-52
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Nov 28
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 11" (1.81m)
Body Type
Atheism and laughing about it
Doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them
Has dogs
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), French (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Three terrific dogs live with me. All are high energy rescue / shelter / stray mutts, highly intelligent, couldn't be sweeter.

Born in STL, have lived in the area all my life, and I plan to stay in Missouri.

Would like to meet someone warm, kind, down to earth, low maintenance, natural. Animal lover (must love dogs), environmentally conscious, good at communication.

My screen name is my favorite hockey player.

The site took away some settings:

Income: under $20,000.

Occupation: Retired, self employed app developer.

Drinks: almost never (they took away the good "rarely" option).

Status: actually single, never married. I sent feedback to the site suggesting they add "divorced", "widowed", and "separated" as options.

Pets: they took away "likes" and "dislikes" for dogs and cats, ruining the ability for people who don't have that type of pet to communicate they like them. My setting for cats was neither "likes" nor "dislikes" because I like some individual cats but dislike it when people let them outside. Now the best way to communicate your pets status is to answer the question "Are you a dog or cat person?", with "Dogs, Cats, Both, Neither" as options.

Replies frequently to sincere personalized nontrivial messages from real people. Replies selectively to marginal messages from real people, but short enough for me to read the entire thing in the email preview. Replies never to spammers / scammers; have yet to see a bot who had any chance of passing the Turing test.

*You should message me if:*

If you have realistic expectations about relationships, don't smoke, have never been pregnant, agree that cats do not belong outside, and know the best things in life are "free". If you don't say "I like your profile" (the usual translation of that phrase is "I like one or more photos and maybe a bit of text I skimmed, but if I read the whole thing, I'd find something I don't like and lash out as if it's your fault"). If you ask a question, please be something you couldn't find out by reading my profile, for example don't ask where I live or how far apart we are because the site gives locations and estimates how far apart we are.

I put this up here so the Quickmatch viewers could see it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Appreciating the positives of fall: leaf colors, getting outside especially on the warmest days.

Retired! Plenty of free time. Lots of reading. Reducing clutter at home.

Visiting my river place often to improve the property and enjoy the country. Making the river house viable for living there many days in a row.

Lots of outdoor activities: hiking / walking / running (often with the dogs), fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling. Some longer trips this year (more than 100 miles). Drove up and down along the Mississippi to and above Twin Cities in August. In June went on a trip to see (and hear!) the periodical cicadas (some people might plan vacations to get away from them). Visited Ozark National Scenic Riverways in April. One area I hope to visit soon is Garden of the Gods in Illinois. There are also places in southwest Missouri I've never seen and would like to visit soon.

Environmental work: measuring water quality, litter cleanup, removal of invasive plants (finally getting control of the winter creeper at home, but now the multiflora rose at the river place is advancing), planting good native trees.

Trying to allow the best possible life for my furbabies.

Would like to do more with dogs: be a foster home, take shelter dogs on hikes, etc.

Playing keyboards. Mostly classical. Some rock melodies, especially Led Zeppelin. Recently became an organ donor: gave away my Wurlitzer. Now have an enormous organ with two full manuals, 32 pedals and many stops.

Writing a smartphone version of a software program I published years ago.

Next year I might paddle the Missouri 340.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Long distance exercise, fishing, getting along with most dogs, excellent long term memory, navigation, fast accurate typing, understanding, tolerating heat, stair climbing (might be competitive in the race up the Met but could not find a sponsor).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!

The dogs if they're out with me. "You've got a handful... Who's walking who?"

Legs if not covered; my legs could probably complete a triathlon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food: Have been eating healthier for a couple years. Rarely go to restaurants. No cruel dishes (e.g. foie gras). My favorite fish to keep is Bluegill; also good to keep invasive Spotted Bass. Would like to be able to cook Asian Carp. I do not drink coffee or tea. Almost never drink alcohol. Beer / wine snobs are usually amused when I say my favorite beer is Stag and the wine most often at home is Franzia box.

Movies: Will rent Minions when available on Redbox. Knew about the Minions months before the first Despicable Me because the place where I worked sold plush toys of Dave, Jorge and Stewart. Next movie I see in the theater will probably be the new Star Wars.

Music: KSHE Classics are my favorite music on the radio. One of my favorite artists is Hermon Hitson, the actual artist behind many supposed early "Jimi Hendrix" gems.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What fun things I'll be doing in the near future: where/when to go hiking, go on float trips, walk the dogs, etc.

The weather.

What to improve at the river place and when.

Which places to visit and when.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?

Setting my own schedule, Friday nights aren't too different from other nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I cannot whistle. Perhaps that's a reason I'm still single, the inability to express approval by whistling.
You should message me if
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See above. I put this near the top so the Quickmatch people could see it.