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51 • Moraga, CA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 35–52
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- May 21, 2014
- 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
- Body type
- Mostly vegetarian
- Leo, but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from law school
- Rather not say
- Has a kid, but doesn’t want more
Go for a walk - This is such a simple first date idea but most shy away from it because they feel like they must do something complex in order for their date to be impressed. Wrong! The only ideas you need to impress your date with are the ones that you articulate as your conversation progresses. If you are an interesting person and have found a fun person to spend time with, rest assured that a walk about town will be just fine. Remember, the idea is to leave your date wanting more. As a warning, you may be tempted to start talking about previous relationships. Don’t. That’s not how to get over an ex. Rather, enjoying the company of a fun new person without dwelling on the past will serve you best!
Watch an outdoor movie – Going to a movie is pretty worn out in the world of first date ideas. You can resurrect it in a fun way by going to see a movie outdoors or, even better, at a drive-in movie theater if you still happen to have one near where you live.
Create your own picnic – Pick a nice spot near where you’re meeting up and swing by a grocery store or take-out restaurant for some quick eats before setting up camp for food and conversation with your new favorite person. There’s no need to spend a lot of money. Picnics are supposed to be simple and you want it to be about getting to know your date, not truffles wrapped in gold foil!
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond. Diamond reminds us how humans lived in traditional societies, and what the differences between their lives and ours mean.
What Is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect, by James Flynn. The intelligence researcher explains his view of just what that nebulous term means.
Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha. Ryan and his co-author (and wife) Jetha mine the past to debunk myths about our sexuality and fidelity.
Fantasies of Flight, by Daniel Ogilvie. Ogilvie argues for a return to older ways of considering personality.
Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World, by Dan Pallotta.
Practical Ethics, by Peter Singer.
2. Good Relationship with Family- Good support system, people to go to when things aren't going well. People you can trust.
3. Finding Happiness- However that may be, pretty self-explanatory.
4. Being in Loving Relationship- Brings happiness and someone you can trust, love, care for, etc.
5. A Career I love-that allows you to have a roof over your head and provide all your basic needs.
6. My kids-Most important. duh
Goals – I attempt to reduce the number of goals you are intentionally striving for in your life to one or two. By reducing the number of goals that you are striving to accomplish, you will improve your focus and your success rate. Make a list of the things that you want to accomplish in your life and choose the two most important. When you finish one, add another from your list.
Negative Thoughts – Most negative emotions are completely useless. Resentment, bitterness, hate, and jealousy have never improved the quality of life for a single human being. Take responsibility for your mind. I try to forgive past hurts and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Possessions - Too many material possessions complicate our lives to a greater degree than we ever give them credit. They drain our bank account, our energy, and our attention. They keep us from the ones we love and from living a life based on our values. If you will invest the time to remove nonessential possessions from your life, you will never regret it.
Words – I try to use fewer words.(you'd never guess that here) I try to keep speech plain and honest. Mean what I say. Avoid gossip.
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