Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The basics? I’m passionate, loyal, warm-hearted, sensitive, honest
and articulate. I was raised to be a gentleman (though I'm not too
certain if many women care about that). I do everything
full-throttle— and I feel that’s the way things should be done. I
tend to over-think things, but I revel in those moments when I am
able to turn my mind off.
I’ve never been married. I have been throughout my life, too much
of a romantic to settle for someone that “wasn’t right.” Now at the
age of 47 (I look ten to fifteen years younger) I’m wondering where
all the time has gone (shakes head). Most of my friends are married
now and have been for a long time. They envy me. I envy them. One
of life’s cruel jokes? I have a lot of catching up to do!
I don’t have a huge breadth of friends but I’ve made up for that
with the quality of friendships that I DO have. I think that’s a
I work for a wine importer, and I’m good at what I do. This is
despite the fact that I am not what normally comes to mind when
thinking about a “salesman”. It's a cool thing to sell as it is
probably the only thing that I can think of that is at once
hedonistic and intellectually stimulating. There is so much to know
about the subject that I find myself continually humbled by the
topic. I’d hate to sell anything else.
I didn't go to school to do what I do, and if one would suggested
to me back then (as a double major in Philosophy and English) that
I'd be in this line of work, I wouldn't have believed it. But
that's how life is, isn't it-- a long road with many unanticipated
twists and turns. I know that I might have become a teacher-- as
that is my most natural gift. But then, teaching isn’t exactly the
way I’ve always romanticized the profession either. Most of my
friends are teachers and they are all pretty discouraged about the
current state of things.
I haven't dated too much in recent years, and I can't say why for
sure. Meeting new people has never been too easy for me. Could this
internet thing be the answer? How many have actually read this far
into my profile? I bet very few!
I’m looking for someone the has a similar passion for the little
things in life. I like cooking and I’d love to find someone to cook
for (better yet to cook WITH). I’m a total homebody but would like
to find someone that would enjoy traveling. Fitness is a big deal
to me and I think it would be cool to be with someone that feels
similarly. I just got back into running (once upon a time I was
HUGELY competitive) and it'd be nice to find someone that can
relate to all that entails.
I’m a cat person, and I have a few. I went through a rescue phase
and made commitments that I sometimes regret. I like dogs
I am an INTP on the Briggs-Meyers scale (kind of cool, I
I have no tattoos.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm trying to be a better version of myself-- better at everything
I do-- be it my job, living healthier or being more kind to those
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at turning people on to new things-- music, food, wine,
literature or whatever. My passion is infectious.
I'm pretty intuitive and read people very well, I think. That is--
unless I'm really turned on by someone-- when that happens, all
bets are off. It kind of sucks sometimes to be ruled by eros.
For most of my life I've been a pretty good endurance athlete. I
once ran a mile in 4:28 and ten years ago I did the Boilermaker in
under an hour. I'm not in that kind of shape right now (sadly, I'm
far from it) but I've discovered cycling and this year I'll be
making a comeback. A ride on a good road on a windless day is as
close to flying as I've ever been. If I could find someone with
whom to ride, I'd be psyched.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes, I suppose. I have no idea. What an odd question!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. Slaughter House Five. Tropic of
Cancer. The Grapes of Wrath. All Quiet on the Western Front. The
Birth of Tragedy.
Goodfellas. Godfathers I & II. Dr Zhivago. Anything by Stanley
Kubrick. American Psycho. Annie Hall. The Fugitive. High Fidelity.
Saturday Night Fever. Silver Linings Playbook. The Shawshank
Redemption. Citizen Kane. Apocalypse Now. The Graduate. When Harry
Met Sally. Boys in the Hood. Groundhog Day is pretty much a perfect
Madmen, Breaking Bad, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Thai, French, Northern Italian, Indian... those are among my favs,
but I'll try most anything and I love most everything. Food is big
part of my life and if I could do/be anything, I would be a
restaurant critic for the New York Times!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How can I take more of my life back from my job?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hate to admit it, but I watch TV on Friday nights. I'm in serious
need of a life!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm pretty much an open book.
You should message me if
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