Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm looking for my seatmate for the roller coaster of life --
there's a fine image from a total amusement park scaredy cat!
However, in my real life, I take the plunges with my hands in the
air and I'm looking for a guy who does the same.
I have a busy professional career and lots of interests – and I'm
looking for a man with a similarly engaged and active lifestyle. We
would share some simpatico pastimes, introduce each other to new
activities, celebrate holidays and special days, relax with each
other's family & friends, and generally look after each
If you're interested in getting to know me, please tell me what
caught your eye and why you think we might enjoy each other. I
don't reply to generic "like your photo" comments, and I'm a lot
more enthused if you sign your name! It's all about building the
And... if I messaged you, it means I've read your profile including
the questions & thought I saw enough common interests for, hey,
how about a coffee date? At the least, a nice no-thanks would be
Here are a few more ingredients for the pot...
My lifestyle is urban, and downtown Toronto feels like home (though
I actually live in midtown). I get out of the city when I can, and
love country drives and small towns -- but when I'm here I love
what the city offers in the way of arts, culture, dining and
I enjoy travelling and would like to do more of it. Favourite
destinations have included the UK, Ireland, Italy and the
Caribbean, but with the right travelling companion for sure I’d be
off to more exotic locales. I have island fantasies, and would love
to visit a coral atoll and watch the sun set behind the palm trees.
My "bucket list" contains destinations on every continent -- I'm
hoping to check some of them off with my partner.
I've got a slew of exciting new projects in development at work. I
feel just a titch envious reading profiles from people my age who
are retired or semi-retired... but that feeling passes pretty
quickly! I've got way too much on the go to think about slowing
down for a good while yet.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Making music, staying limber with my tai chi practice, caring for
the people in my life, and trying to leave the world (at least my
little piece of it) better than I found it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
one or two things I'll save till we get to know each other.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Mm, prob'ly my sparkling blue eyes and my luscious mezzo
Hey, can you tell that I'm pretty expressive? I'd say it's a
defining quality. Among other things, I'm a published author and
part-time university instructor. Articulacy is an aphrodisiac in my
books, and polysyllabic vocabulary makes me downright weak at the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Indelible reads: Baltasar & Blimunda (Jose Saramago), The White
Hotel (DM Thomas), Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia
Marquez). Also Graham Greene, Margaret Atwood, Anthony Trollope,
Henry Fielding, Michel Tremblay, John LeCarre... I read Discover
and National Geographic pretty regularly too.
I'm not a big movie-goer; probably more inclined towards thrillers
and kitsch than to serious cinema. I enjoy live performing arts of
all sorts, and a Sunday afternoon stroll around a gallery topped
off with a latte sounds perfect to me.
When I started studying voice, I wanted to sing like Ella
Fitzgerald. Not going to happen, but I love her music! Also Annie
Lennox, Chicago, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, and lots of 70s and 80s
hits. (Brings a tear to me eye, sure it does, when I hear the
coolest songs of my youth turned into elevator music...)
My performance choices run the gamut from novelty songs and
vaudeville, to jazz standards and folk, to Baroque opera and 20th
century art songs. I'd rather sight-sing than practice any day. I
like to stretch my wings, and have been working on some atonal
music... balanced with building sing-along rep on the ukulele.
Food, yes! I enjoy trying new tastes, and my favourite restaurants
include Thai, Middle Eastern and Ethiopian. I'm handy with
chopsticks except when it comes to mushrooms: slippery little
things, they are! I'm not a great cook; that would be a swell
interest for my beau! I am pretty wonderful, though, at helping out
and cleaning up the kitchen -- and paying halvsies when we go out.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How lucky I am, but also how much better my life could be with a
loving partner to share it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hanging with friends or family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't talk about myself very readily. That's probably a bit of a
flaw, especially as so many guys on here seem to be "open books." I
will say that I seem to have the quality of being *surprising* to
men who get to know me.
And, having had a lovely relationship with a man considerably
shorter than I am, I've gotten over my hangups about the height
You should message me if
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you liked what you read. I'm not big on lengthy email conversations
and most likely will want to meet for coffee soon if we seem to
share a good connection online.
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