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JazzyClassic

62 M New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 5:12pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Native New Yorker. Authentic and old school in the ways that matter, or at least in the ways that matter to me. By nature I'm an optimistic and happy individual with a generous heart. I've been told I have an "old soul" and it was meant as high compliment.

Even-tempered -- tantrums are not in my playbook. Healthy, hygienic, lean, muscular, athletic, & energetic. Excellent sense of directions, but also know how to read a map. And when to ask for directions.

Considerate, thoughtful, highly observant of the world around me -- probably a little TOO observant, and highly self-aware . Loving father, loyal & constant friend, and supportive, unselfish teammate & colleague. I live by the credo that if I make a mess, I clean it up.

Wryly humorous and highly irreverent and appreciated for both by most who know me.

Reasonably well educated and at least slightly more cultured than the average reptile to go along with Brooklyn street-smarts and a facility with my hands and hand tools. Clean up & present well. After all, back in the day I wore a suit to work every day. (Remember those long-ago days?)

Housebroken and available with an optional pulse.

But when all is said and done, I am nothing more than a nice, but unremarkable man. I prefer to fly under the radar.

Spoiler alert: I'm 62, but in the best physical condition I've been in in oh, the past 3 weeks. Yes, I know it SAYS I'm 62. Maybe you can explain it to me.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it. Plenty of time to rest later....
I’m really good at
Naming that tune. Working with my hands & tools -- fixing things, and tinkering.

Finding a humorous, bawdy innuendo in the most innocuous sentence if I'm in that mood.

Keeping 2 contradictory ideas in my mind at the same time.

Predicting the past.
The first things people usually notice about me
They usually don't; I usually slip by unnoticed, that is, until people get to know me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Ever curious on & off the beaten path.

The Great Durante. Oscar Levant. Dorothy Parker. Robert Benchley. The 6 Marx Bros, Bob & Ray. Click & Clack. Victor Borge. Fred & Ginger. Nellie Mckay. Wallace Shawn. Sharp wit and classic elegance.

It's rare when I don't have a book in tow, mostly non-fiction, but every once in a while I dip into the "dark" side. Recently was hugely impressed by "Wolf Hall", and recently enjoyed"The Art of Fielding" and "Kansas City Lightening", a bio of Charlie Parker, and "Bark" -- Lorrie Moore's sharp and disquieting short story collection. Last read was "Missing Microbes", not exactly a beach read. Dozens more.

Somewhat encyclopedic about classic films (can you spell "Ouspenskaya"?)

Appreciate any "honest" theater, whether drama, comedy, musicals or musical comedy. Love the genius of golden-age musicals and a longtime fan of Sondheim.

Music: Know & love Classical, Jazz, The American Songbook, and the classic rock I grew up with. Also, film scores. The pure joy of Bluegrass never fails to put a a smile on my face. Listened to World Music and New Age for years, but giving them both a rest for the duration. Newest musical interest: Portuguese Fado.

Also really enjoy ballet & modern dance. Have seen most of the major companies over the years, including Flamenco & Tango.

Am a very regular visitor to art museums, even for just an hour, most often at the Met, but also at the Whitney, MoMA, NY Historical Society, and others.

Grew up playing sports, have remained a life-long athlete. A fan but never fanatical. Enjoy baseball more than the other spectator sports for a variety of reasons which I'd be happy to explain if you are interested, but also enjoy football once the autumn chill is here to stay.

Know my way around the kitchen a bit including the correct way to use a chef's knife. Tend to eat healthy, mostly vegetarian. As for cuisines, can't think of a single ethnic one I don't enjoy.
The six things I could never do without
1. My two teenage sons (who live with their mother, but one now away in college), my nephew, and my VERY cute 4 year-old grand nephew.

2. Beverages: First cup of coffee in the AM and sometimes a cocktail in the evening.

3. Music. (Beethoven. Brahms. Ellington, Basie, & Satchmo. Ella, Peggy Lee, Sinatra, Jobim, Ray Charles, & Tony Bennett. Puccini, Bix & Django, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Hank Williams, Sibelius, Elgar, Merle Haggard, Schubert, Bill Monroe, Kurt Weill, and literally hundreds of others that make up my diverse musical world.)

4. Books.

5. Gallows humor.

6. My ability to count to six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Just how much narcissism one culture can contain.

The relentless pursuit of cool.

Has the art of flirting gone extinct?

The American League East pennant race.

Why partying [sic] is such sweet sorrow.

You. (Which probably should have been item #1 on the list.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing and winding down after the work week and thinking about the next 2 days. Other than that, totally unpredictable.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got a book that's about 3 days overdue at the library.

(Hmmm, some women are actually disdainful of men who borrow library books. I guess it doesn't fit their stereotype of "Alphas." Perhaps they don't realize that those guys don't read.)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 48–56
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
... you are pretty, refined, gracious, intellectually curious, and you lead a reasonably healthy lifestyle (but you needn't be a fanatic about it.)

Intimacy is important to you and you TRULY appreciate how profoundly different we boys & girls are and that it is the asymmetries between us that makes our connection thrilling.

And lastly, you seek appropriate male company to anything from any of the venues at Lincoln Center, The Frick, running or biking in the park, a weekend trip to a B&B or a trip to anywhere in the world that our hearts may take us.

Months -- years -- are passing by when we might have already been enjoying each others' company. How long have we been fishing in these waters? So many of you ladies are practically unattainable -- even unapproachable. And yet, here you remain. Mind the sell-by date.

(Oh, and what's with you ladies who are 5'2" and are looking for a guy who's 8'??)

Perhaps a change of strategy or attitude might be considered? Perhaps you might be a little less hasty to make snap eliminations of some of us good guys?

(p.s. If you've seen that I've looked at your profile but didn't make contact, please don't assume that it's because I'm not interested. There might be any number of reasons I didn't write you at that moment. Lack of time for example. Or I might think that you wouldn't be interested in me, when in fact you might very well be. So if you think you might like to know me, please don't hesitate to initiate.)