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ILovesTheWater

55 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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Boy howdy, am I a lucky guy or what. :-D

I've got a pretty fun and full life, full of activity, exercise, friends, a couple old and new toys. I've got it pretty good in a lot of ways. I'm fit and healthy which means I can run, bike, hike, work out at the gym, kayak. I can carry all of my 2-weeks' worth of full grocery bags from my car all the way along the long dock to home with one trip. Big deal! I know - but I hope I can still do that when I'm 95 - that's my goal. And bring home marathon age-group awards again by then. Maybe! It could happen.

I own a nice houseboat on Lake Union and live there full time at a fine end-dock slip location with sweeping views. I used to keep a large aquarium when I lived in Colorado, and now I sort of live in one. Two spoiled rotten gatos think they're the *real* owners - they deign to let me live with them as long as I continue to feed them fish - canned, flaked, and boned, please (but of course no "thank-you" - they are cats, after all.) A little while back I got a super great deal on a very old runabout with interior seats and trim the same gross 1970s avocado green we love to scorn nowadays. At least it doesn't have orange shag in it, huh? Lucky me! It's almost as old as I am but has what boat-folks tell me is a venerable inboard engine that will last just about forever. It runs well and lets me toodle around the lakes when it's dry out. That and a big wide tv for movie-watching are my main "toys". I don't see much tv but I love movies.

About me: I started life at a pretty young age in Wisconsin, then moved my fam to the El Paso desert when I was about a year old, then Colorful Colorado (sans fam) a year after high school. After 30+ years in those high mountains, I've now washed up on Seattle’s shores and think I'll stick around for a while. Sometimes I wonder what it'd be like to traipse off and be an expat somewhere like, say, Europe for a while. I'm not saying this is my big dream, but the idea sounds intriguing. I telecommute from home and coffeeshops which helped make my move here a little easier. I've worked part-time by choice for quite a while.

I do miss those mountains - especially the massive thunderstorms we'd get during the summers. Ear-splitting thunder, close-by lightning, hail 3 inches deep - it was so great and left everything damp and smelling fresh as could be for the rest of the day. I hiked and ran trails in the national park to high destinations way above treeline on a regular basis - I couldn't get enough of standing on 14000' peaks with little more than a light running pack. For a long time I scorned cities and their soft dwellers... Ha. Well, irony of ironies, here I am in this beautiful watery city, feasting on crow. I still hike and run and blah blah blah, but I've seen my city mouse side open up - I love wandering the city with all the different experiences it has to offer. So a deep bow and heartfelt I'm sorry to all those city mice I dissed all that time; I clearly didn't know what I was missing. NYC and Vancouver have become favorite city destinations - I can't get enough of them.

I should be pretty honest and clear about why I'm here. It's not really about trying to find The One Forever. I was married for a good spell but have been out of that since 2006. I've always been pretty independent, and have come to truly enjoy being on my own. I've come to like the person that I am and am now ok with my 3rd eye and spiked tail. I'm pretty genuine, thoughtful, very open-minded, and compassionate of others. So, mainly I'd say I'm here for friends, activity partners, discussion-about-real-things partners, travel partners ... even fwb sounds nice if it should work out that way and there's mutual interest. I'd not ever try and push anyone in that direction; you can trust me on that - if it happens then it'll come about organically. If not, then no problem; friends is great! I've made some really great and close platonic friends from dating sites. I'm enjoying my life a lot as it is and don't have a desire to "settle down" or become anyone's exclusive boyfriend. If that's more what your main goal is, then super! No problem or judgment - you should have what you want. It's most likely not me, though. Someday out there I may think more about partnering up in some fashion again - who knows? Never say never, but I don't want to waste your time or lead anyone on. I want to cause no harm.

Even though I'm usually in strong disagreement with their beliefs, you won't find me slinging mud and rock-bombs at the folks in the more conservative side of the political spectrum or at those who believe in their various gods - it only widens the already-gaping divide that exists between us, and it "solved no problem ever". Altho gawd I'm tempted sometimes. :-/ Wake up, people! If you resonate with those beliefs then we may not be such a great match - just sayin. I align with points of view and practices that I'd say Buddhist most closely describes.

An interesting tidbit - I have a lifelong love of the Gothic architecture style. That style is most amazingly expressed in the big Gothic cathedrals that dot the northern European countries and UK. I've visited lots of these and will be seeing more of them in the years ahead. Want to come?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Learning, experiencing, evolving. Running - fun marathons in interesting places like Dublin and Switzerland and Vancouver and Boston and ... Riding my bike. Hiking, travel - most of the US, diff parts of Canada, & lots of places in western Europe (lots by solo bicycle tour). Dabbling a little in stained glass with plans for a 4' gothic rose window "life project". Container gardening in the summer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
What I've heard from others often enough that maybe it's not just a fluke - a good listener (what?), thoughtful, fixing things, supportive, putting spiders outside, making omelets and heavy-duty pizza, illegal U-turns, figuring things out, paying attention, learning from mistakes, walking into things, being handy. Procrastinating, although I don't get complimented so often for that. Reminding you why you're awesome. Hugs. If you're gonna hug someone, do it like you mean it. Body scratch from head to foot. Life-altering massage like you've never had before.
The first things people usually notice about me
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You mean after the laughter stops?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
"Insert [Library of Congress] here."

Authors: James Clavell, Potok, Bill Bryson, Ken Follett, Leon Uris, Anita Shreve, Christopher Moore, Wodehouse. Dickens.

Some faves: Madame Bovary, You Suck, Pillars of the Earth, The Sparrow, Sex at Dawn, Shantaram, Armageddon, Tai-Pan, Watership Down, Shogun, Fool, Ethical Slut, King Rat, Velveteen Rabbit, Winter's Tale, so many.

Music: Paul Winter, pipe organs, Sia, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Shakira, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd, Durufle, Saint Saens, Afro Celt, Baka Beyond, Widor, Rachmaninoff, Jim Croce, I Ching Symphony, Connie Dover, Santana, Acoustic Alchemy, Simon Wynberg... not into much country or rap.

Movies/TV I like:
Not so much TV - occasionally online shows. Schindlers List, The Mask (Carrey), Walking Dead series, Finding Nemo, Downton Abbey, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Toy Story movies, Casablanca, Hunt for Red October, Star Trek, Annie Hall, LOTR, Star Wars, Midnight in Paris, Monty Python, British sitcoms & dramas, Are You Being Served?, Daily Show,...

Food: pretty omnivore. I can cook some things but not very gourmet. I tend to consider sushi to be catfood. You like it? Great! Have at it!

George Carlin, Louis CK, James Gaffigan, Chris Rock, Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, Garfunkel & Oates.

Scottish Ales, Cask Ales, Guinness, Fuzzy Navels, Alabama Slammers, margs, ...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
open minds
cats
hope
unstructured time
lots of real books and kindle too
gratitude for all I have
evolving
full body touch
riding costco carts across the parking lot (it works!)
dental floss
Maine lighthouses
walks around green lake
TED
meatballs
farmers markets
self-discovery
a good red
semicolons
desserts
dark chocolate
common sense
pie
fucking up more than occasionally
personal space
10-minute-long hugs
la fée verte
bakeries
my bike
carrot cake
the Swiss Alps
the color green
lovemaking
the ability to see color
peanut butter
diversity
handheld showerheads
variety
a good Riesling
the color purple (sure goes well with green, no?)
very cushy running shoes
kissing
iPad
being able to live in a smaller space
iPhone
travel
the French Alps
tolerance
even more evolving
my treasured ability to count to 6
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life! Probably way too much. I overthink sometimes. A lot of times, to be honest. Wine sometimes helps make this better, though. The word 'rigamarole' should by rights refer to a pasta dish. The idea of compersion. Being GGG. Wondering when the perfect absinthe spoon will find me. The spoon chooses the drinker, after all. How fear is a bad habit. Whether tomorrow I will finally wake up clever (how much longer?) Being amazed at how clever some people are (I envy you.) Wondering who is actually going to read all this shit. Good grief.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes trying my hand in the kitchen - cooking up a big batch of meatballs. Going to try tikka masala next - watch out! Watching a movie at home. Hanging out with friends. blah, blah
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I use the Oxford comma.
I speak cat.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 42–58
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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... You're intrigued, or
... You feel like it, or
... You want to walk or run around Green Lake, or
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