Yikes! The calendar says I'm in my sixties,
but how can that be true?
I still feel like one of those young hippies,
is the same true for you?
To me, life is an adventure,
so let's make it a shared venture.
Are you willing to take a chance,
and join me in life's dance?
Blackened slush drove me from New York City,
I loved it there, so that's a pity;
but living on a on a tropical island is not so bad,
so I have no reason to be sad.
An island is surrounded by the Sea,
but, no Mermaids are looking for me.
Life can be perfect, that is true,
that is why I'm here looking for you.
Flowers growing out of my head,
their island beauty is widespread.
But the sun, sand, and surf,
are also reasons for my mirth.
Because we are in different locales,
we must start by being pen pals.
A friendship that we can grow,
will never cause us any woe.
Friendship is a kind of love,
it is a gift from heaven above.
And perhaps it becomes romance,
if we only give it a chance.
You might as well grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and imagine me sitting across from you. This is a long, somewhat unusual profile. I wanted to edit it down, but I always seemed to be removing something important. This is not speed dating, we must first become friends before we hold hands across a table and look at the twinkle in the others eyes. I hope in this profile, you experience my sense of humor, my romantic imagination, my history that made me who I am, as well as my self-summary in which I describe who I think I am. In essence, this is our first date, in which I introduce myself.
My dream is someone to share with me ... companionship ... affection ... fun times ... love. Who walks upright on two legs, and can carry on an intelligent conversation beyond "bow-wow." As you can guess, I have a dog (a Chihuahua named Que). However my little puppy, will never find the following more enticing than a bone...
The candle-lit dinner completed, the band begins to play our song. Our fingers touch, and we glide onto the dance floor. I hold you close and whisper sweet nothings into your ear. As the music stops, just standing there, melting into each other's arms, feeling the gentle heartbeat and the softness of your flesh. To walk, arm in arm along a deserted moon-lit beach. Then, as we reached the doorstep we laugh, jump and play like children. We rush up the stairs leading to an outdoor balcony, where our nest overlooking the moon-lit sea awaits us. And then, and then, oh joy, wonder and delight as we move into the mystery of the night.
So, how do I summarize myself? How about: My name is Charlie and I'm a really nice, but unconventional, guy who you would enjoy getting to know.
I have many facets, some serious, and others silly and light-hearted. I'm eclectic, eccentric, intelligent, a free-spirit yet responsible, honest, and playfully cheerful. I have a warped sense of humor and can laugh at myself. I am very spiritual, but not dogmatically religious. I live life to the fullest. However, the most paradoxical thing about me is that I am extremely shy with women. Why this is so I have no idea, it is out of character with the rest of my life. I guess it is because I was a Nerd when I was young, who was devastated when my first love left me forty years ago. I know that's ridiculous, but it is my little insanity.
Actually, except for my shyness with women, being a Nerd was not such a bad thing. I went to an Ivy League university (Columbia), and co-authored a book with two of my professors. I was a staff member of a national presidential campaign committee (Governor Jerry Brown 1976). I worked as a Stage Technician in New York's Broadway Theater, and later as an officer in their Union (IATSE). Finally, I was a pioneer in the revolution that changed the world.
After my first love left me, I got involved with the Apple ][ in its infancy, because a machine can't hurt you. Since I was a Nerd I did not realize, unlike all the experts, those little "home computers" could never serve any useful purpose. Silly me, I helped develop a program for Stock Market Analysis which downloaded data from a remote mainframe for local processing and analysis - 10 years before the Internet did the same thing.
Later, a major financial information company "Dow Jones & Co." decided to distribute this program. This gave me the financial security, and freedom, to retire to the tropical island of my dreams, before the age of forty-five. I have had a full life, but a lonely one.
Since Cupid is flying around this website looking for likely targets, I share your disappointment that we will have to begin our relationship as long-distant pen-pals. But as the famous philosopher Yogi Berra once said “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Starting out as long distance pen-pals is really the safest way to proceed. We both know next to nothing about each other now. But over time our qualities, both positive and negative, will become apparent as we communicate and expose our inner being. While our bodies may not touch, our minds can. We can grow in intimacy, exploring every nook and cranny of each other's mind and soul.
When the time is right, and we feel comfortable, I have the financial means to enable us to meet in person . This could be either a vacation to each others home, or going together on a cruise, either an escorted "Singles Cruise" with separate cabins or not. Only after we met in person, would we decide what the next step would be. Being pen-pals need not be the ultimate destination, it may only be the course we have charted to get there.
But the first step is to contact me and let me know if you're interested. As I have said, I am extremely shy, and it is unlikely I will reach out to you.
Please note, that for an extended period of time I had left OKcupid when it was bought by the same people who own Match.com. The first thing they did was remove our journals, and start phasing-out the tests. They are maximizing the revenue, while reducing the service. So If you just "like me"; I can not be sure if you are real person or a computer generated imaginary being designed to make me join the A-list. If you are real and want to begin a conversation, message me, even if you only say "Hi".
When I left OKcupid, I did not delete my profile and only returned on May 20th 2015. That is why OKcupid has me listed as "reply infrequently to responses."