Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Are you looking for me? If so, don't look on the couch because I'm
not there. I have far too much energy and curiousity about
everything to be sitting around doing - essentially - nothing. I
find nearly everything in life to be interesting. I'll often stop
and look at something and ask, "How did they DO that?", or "WHY did
they do that?, or often a not, "How does THAT work??" And then I'll
have to try to figure it out. If I find I can't figure it out by
myself, well, that's why Al Gore invented the internet! :-)
I'm retired after 40+ years in the manufacturing industry. I have
an ongoing interest in volunteering, hiking, travel, and sports and
during my life I've found ways to merge two or more of those
together. I guess you could say I'm "creative" that way! :-)
I'm also a down-to-earth guy who doesn't need a 5-star restaurant
or hotel to be happy but I prefer something nicer than McD's and a
two-person tent. I've done the tent thing in the past and I would
again, but it wouldn't break my heart if I didn't :-) .
Here's what I'm looking for:
I'm looking for someone who has similar interests, but at the same
time interests of her own too. I consider myself a life-long
learner who wants to learn and experience new things.
I'm looking for an equal partner with enough common interests to
form the basis of a great relationship.
I'm also not looking for a female couch potato. I'm looking for
someone who wants to get out and DO things! Someone who strikes a
balance between work and play and who believes that while home is
nice and very worth having, there are lots of things to explore in
the outside world too.
I'm looking for someone who believes that love, romance and passion
aren't dependent on one's age, someone who believes that the
numbers on one's driver's license has little to do with who that
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm enjoying not being employed and the time commitment it
involved. I stay busy with my family (who live nearby), and
maintaining my home. I do some hiking, mostly in ANP, and I also am
involved with local HS sports, announcing games during the school
I enjoy concerts, trips to the city (especially Boston. Want to
walk the Freedom Trail with me?) and I'm a staunch Red Sox fan who
finds a way to get to Florida every March for a vacation in SW
Florida and Ft Myers. Sun, beaches and baseball make for a great
I'm admittedly more of a summertime person than a wintertime
person. I have a Jeep that the top comes off of in the summer and
one of my favorite things to do is to pick a destination, drive to
it, and then do whatever's there. I've been told that I "really
know how to have a good time."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
How can I answer this without getting a sore shoulder from patting
myself on the back? Here goes: I'm pretty darn good at anything I
take on. I'm motivated to do a good job at whatever it is, but not
so motivated that I'm obsessed by it.
I'm also really good at looking at both sides of an issue before
making any decisions. A good match for me is someone who can make
solid 'snap' decisions - and then we talk the issue through to make
the BEST decision. I believe that there's always room to talk and
that no person is either always right or always wrong.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a good person. I have a friendly, honest, outgoing nature,
upbeat personality, and I make people feel comfortable around me.
And I have no idea why - it's just me being me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - The DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons are my two most
recent reads. I love reading but don't read as much as I like
because there are too many "active" things to be doing!
My favorite movies are The Shoes of the Fisherman, a very old movie
about the electing of the Pope, The Usual Suspects, Phone Booth,
and Pulp Fiction.
Shows.. what's this? TV? Yes, I watch a little more of it than I
probably should, everything from Nat Geo to History to the major
networks to "Family Guy". (Everyone has their secret vices.
My favorite Broadway show is "Fiddler on the Roof" followed
Music - You name it, other than opera and rap. Favorite artist
(right now) is Delbert McClinton.
Food - nearly anything that's not tied down and I don't have to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order, the love of my family, my dignity and
self-respect, challenges in my life, a loving, meaningful
relationship, a good pair of hiking boots, access to current events
and information. #7 would be the Red Sox.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ugh. that ugly "sore shoulder" thing is rearing it's head
:-) ...why a guy with as many good qualities as I have doesn't have
a steady gal in his life! (Self-assessment is good for the soul.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no typical Friday night for me. I may be out with friends,
I may be at home watching tv, or I may be with my
children/grandchildren. I take life - and opportunities - as it
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't usually admit private things on line but this might become
pretty obvious sooner or later; I'm "follically challenged". :-(
Not like a cue-ball or anything, but things are pretty sparse on
I like to think that considering all the good qualities I have,
hair is one I can live without - if I have to. :-))
You should message me if
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... you consider yourself to be an active, intelligent, attractive,
positive thinking, enthusiastic woman who wants to be with someone
who "has his act together".
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