Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am Adventurous, Affectionate, and Accepting
Endlessly curious about people and the world, I revel in the
opportunities I have for seeing more of it. I'm lucky to be able to
run my life the way I want. There are no responsibilities for
parents or children, no health issues, no financial concerns.
You might shake your head at some of my priorities, but, at the
same time, I think you'll find them endearing. I spend travel money
without concern, yet I am content to live with appliances and
electronics their entire lifespan without itching to acquire the
newest models. I don't use a cell phone, nor do I feel the need to
have one. I drive around the country competently without a GPS
telling me where to go.
I'm sophisticated, yet innocent. I've mingled with diplomats and
officials of foreign countries. I learned Spanish when I lived in
Colombia and Portuguese before moving to Mozambique. I'm sometimes
more outspoken than I should be, other times reticent in social
groups. I relish one-on-one time with anyone. One of my greatest
pleasures during foreign travel is being with the locals on their
terms. In the Czech Republic I was the only foreigner on the
intercity buses. In Vietnam my non-English-speaking driver and I
traveled all over the tribal hill country for five days,
communicating via gestures and single words. I saw more of China in
eight weeks than any tour group would ever see, including a week in
Tibet with a real Tibetan guide (and his family). Ask me about the
yak meat picnic.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend more of the year away from home, either in the U.S. or
abroad, than I do at home. During the winters I head toward warm
climates. From December through March I do a lot of challenge level
square dancing and stay in Mesa, AZ.
During the summers at home in New Hampshire I belong to a singing
group and take steel drum lessons. I love to play new Euro board
games and have a lot of very good ones. I spend much more time on
the BoardGameGeek website than I do on Cupid.
As of November 13, 2014, I'm now in Mesa. Square dancing started on
My last overseas trip was a year ago, to Poland and northern
Germany. My next destinations will be Morocco and Portugal,
probably starting in Morocco in April, 2015, followed by Portugal
to decompress. I expect the trip will be about 7 weeks long. You're
invited to make the trip with me, or, if you've been there, to let
me know which places are most important to visit.
I don't expect you to join me in any of my hobbies, and I can
easily give up any of my solo activities in favor of things we can
do together. However, I can never give up travel; it has been a
part of me since I was 12.
I am very unmaterialistic. I live contentedly in my small, neatly
kept, RV for months at a time. Yet I don't match the stereotype
that non-RVers have of people like me. I am very well educated,
smart, and financially secure.
I have lived in 5 foreign countries and experienced the people and
culture of 75 other countries. I travel independently, not with a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
clear, coherent literary writing and editing
responding to messages
making exotic meals and baking birthday cakes
harmonizing (I'm an alto in my singing group)
square dancing (C3A level)
keeping things neat and organized
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I smile a lot. I speak with joy in my voice. I move quickly, am
agile, and seem younger than my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The travel guidebooks I use to plan future trips are thoroughly
highlighted and studied.
I've loved all the books by Susan Howatch. Pillars of the Earth, by
Ken Follett, has been my very favorite novel; I reread it recently
in preparation for reading its sequel, World Without End. I don't
go to movies or watch them on TV. I listen to NPR while
I don't listen to most music, though I love to sing.
Greek, Japanese, and Indian are my favorite cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A challenge - whether it be in planning and carrying out my
travels, playing board games, singing the correct harmonies with my
group, or Challenge level square dancing.
Mental stimulation - from conversation, reading, or problem
Stamina, energy, and good health.
Variety and new experiences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why good papaya, which tastes so wonderful, can only be found in a
couple parts of the country.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Because I don't work, there are no stresses to recover from at the
end of the week.
Whose life, at our stage, is composed of "typical" days or nights?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Though I've submitted answers to various politics, religion, and
sex questions, I've chosen not to "go public" with the majority of
them. Maybe my private answers will help Cupid match me with
appropriate men, but I don't feel that I want any of those answers
to be in the public domain.
I've taken ten Myers-Briggs-type tests on this site. The results
have been ISTP - 3 times, ISTJ - 2 times, ESTJ - 2 times, and ISFP,
ENTP, and INTJ each once. So what does that mean? Seven times an
introvert; eight times sensing instead of intuiting; nine times
thinking; half perceiving, half judging. I guess it means that you
can't base much on test results.
Lumosity seems to be the new fad. I found the site when they were
offering free subscriptions if you did some tests for them for
several weeks. Until they want me to pay, I'll keep using the site.
My subscores put me between the 96.3 and 98.6 percentiles, and my
general score is at 98.1 percentile. How about you?
I recently spent 3 1/2 hours on the phone with a man from this
site. Only at the end of the call did I learn that he had knocked 5
years off his real age when he assembled his profile. I have not
done that. I was born in 1947 and am 67 years old - truly. And all
my photos show the dates when they were taken. When you meet me,
I'm going to look like my pictures.
I am unique and untypical.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
My ideal partner is adventuresome – in travel, food, activities.
His spirit and freedom are not restricted by health, weight,
career, or financial issues. He feels like and has the endurance of
a 40-year old, no matter his chronological age. He is intelligent,
well read, a good conversationalist – wise beyond his years. He
retains the sense of wonder about people and new things that he had
as a child.
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