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57 Marlton, NJ Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 50–62
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

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Last online
Online now!
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Not at all
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
There’s no motorcycle, no sports car, no photo of me shirtless or holding a fish (unless canned tuna counts) or on a ski slope or beneath the Eiffel Tower or holding a puppy or a grandchild or wearing the jersey of my favorite pro athlete; come to think of it, I don’t even have a favorite pro athlete. I don’t own a jet ski, a kayak, a smart phone, a boat, a gym membership, a passport, a gun, or, now that I think about it it, a coffee maker, a hair brush, or a comb. I’m not sure if I hike; I certainly walk a lot, and if you want me to put on a flannel shirt and wear boots and walk with you in a park or the woods and we can call that hiking, I guess I hike after all. I don’t play golf, dance, ride horses, go camping, climb fake rock walls, or spend my evenings and weekends watching sports on television. I’m curious and spontaneous, open-minded and willing and eager to try new things but not particularly adventurous.

On the other hand, I’m smart, funny, creative, resourceful, a great listener, politically aware (and pretty liberal), gainfully employed, debt-free, and a homeowner but neither polished nor sophisticated. I love the arts and am a pretty good cook and a sparkling conversationalist. I don’t like to sit around doing nothing on the weekend; there’ll be plenty of time for doing nothing when I’m dead. My sand chair and beach umbrella get a lot of use. My iPod runneth over and my Kindle and bookshelves are filled to the brim. Yes, Joey has a bit of the geek in him, and he’s not at all ashamed of it – but he also can still knock down a jump shot from twelve feet (although he doesn’t jump nearly as high as he once did) and hit a nifty two-handed backhander down the line. He likes educated, intelligent, independent-thinking women who are smart enough to realize they can’t change a 57-year-old guy but wise enough to recognize that if they play their cards right, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to boss him around in the future.

Now, a little about you. You're warm and perceptive – warm is very important to me – and aware of what's going on in the world around you; you know that Afghanistan is not a type of oriental carpet. You believe that Barack Obama is an American-born Christian. Your personality is not all smoothness and curves: you have an edge about you but are not a type A personality. You have a great sense of humor and laugh often and heartily. You never begin a sentence with "Dr. Phil says" or "According to Oprah." You know the difference between “its” and “it’s,” between “there” and “their,” between “your” and “you’re,” and between “compliment” and “complement.” When it comes to kissing, you believe practice makes perfect. You've probably never participated in a "photo shoot." You have no interest whatsoever in the exploits of anyone named Kardashian and understand that there's nothing at all "real" about those real Bravo housewives. The words "Harley," "Nascar," and "multiple tongue and body piercings" are nowhere to be found in your profile. You do not
consider “spanx” to be lingerie. You share your chocolate - because you know I share mine. You read books – real books, not just self-help books. You're not a realtor or a shrink (or, for that matter, a pole-dancer) and you probably don't work in sales, probably aren't a vegetarian, and probably don't own a horse. You have not bought into this “must love dogs” nonsense. You’re fun, you believe you deserve to be happy, and you’re ready, willing, and able to love if the right guy comes along. Don't be shy - say hello.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally, I'm writer for a small health care consulting firm and I also write fiction, but just for fun. I try to get to the beach as often as possible - even in winter - enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and reading, and am currently completing some modest improvements to jazz up my home a little. In other words, even more color.

I also invite you to visit my blog at You'll learn a lot more about me there: the good, the bad, the cranky.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding interesting things to do
Paying attention to the people around me
Turning the double play
Doing the dishes (really!)
Doing nothing. Don't laugh - it's not as easy as a lot of people think
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My boobs - oh no, wait, that's YOUR line!

But seriously...
My eyes
My shiny head
My warmth
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I'm a big fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Philip Roth, Willa Cather, John Irving, Anton Chekhov, and Tom Sharpe, the best (and funniest) novelist you've never heard of. And those are only the fiction writers. Then, we have non-fiction, including James MacGregor Burns, Jane Jacobs, Richard Hofstadter, Calvin Trillin, and a cast of thousands. Damn, now that I review this list, I realize that these are all really old (or dead) writers. I've gotta get me some new ones, stat.

Movies: "The Godfather (I'm a guy - what do you expect?) and "The Princess Bride" (surprise - and have fun storming the castle). Also "The Shawshank Redemption," "Stand and Deliver," and for reasons that totally escape me, "Road House."

Music: Favorites include Paul Simon (with and without the other guy), Janis Ian, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Steely Dan, Joe Jackson, and Marti Jones, the best singer you've never heard of. As you can see, I've sadly succumbed to geezer-hood. I try to stave off falling into an "oh my god, the next thing you know he'll be trying to seduce me with Johnny Mathis" state by keeping the dial in my car set to 104.5 (modern rock, for all you geezers) and WXPN (reluctantly). As a result, I'm now sprinkling in some Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright (as well as his mom, his dad, and his step-mother), and others.

Food - ribs, chocolate, Chinese - you know, the major food groups
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My glasses (it occurs to me that 300 or 400 years ago, before they perfected these things, I inevitably would have grown into the village idiot)
My sense of humor
My outlook
My health
My family
My arch supports (you've never, ever seen flatter feet)
The beach (okay, that's 8 - so sue me)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future
Everyone's future
My great idea for a TV series entitled "The Paper Chase: The Next Generation"
How to enjoy life more
If all of you who write that you "like every kind of music except rap" realize that if the internet existed 50 years ago and you were of dating age then, you'd probably have written that you like "every kind of music except that damn rock'n'roll"
Whether I rise to the challenge of the many opportunities I see in life or swing and miss too often
How I missed that so many people are into motorcycles
My next trip to the beach - any time of year
I don't know what to make of people who like Will Ferrell's movies
Why so many people write in their profile that they like jazz when it's so clear that damn near no one likes jazz
Why I suddenly feel sheepish about writing to anyone on this site who's in her 40s; it's not like I'm robbing the cradle (is it?)
If we all describe our musical/literary/cinematic tastes as "eclectic," then doesn't that mean there's no norm and that none of us is really eclectic?
Taking some of my future lottery winnings, hiring a great lawyer, and challenging WXPN's broadcasting license
I just read a profile of a woman who's a vegetarian - and who smokes. Seriously - what the hell?
When people fill out "other religion," I wonder: WHAT other religion?
When I see someone whose photos are all self-taken, I wonder if they're too embarrassed about being on a dating web site to ask someone to take a simple photo of them.
When someone posts a profile here, doesn't fill out the form, only answers a handful of questions, and posts several questions, aren't they really saying "Judge me based on my looks alone" and doesn't that mean that's how they're judging you as well?
Whether I REALLY must love dogs.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The possibilities are endless. Who knows - maybe we can explore this question together.

Or, if nothing's going on - "Shark Tank"!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm in love - with my Kindle. I was always an avid reader, but this thing makes reading so much more comfortable an experience that I'm absolutely gorging myself on books old and new. I think my eyes may fall out of my head, but at least they'll be well-read eyes. Ditto Pandora radio: a station for every taste.

By the way, I think the manner in which people handle this question speaks volumes about them. But no pressure here.
You should message me if
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if you're as offended as I am by the term "you should message me if," because you, like me, are appalled by the verbification of the noun "message."

If the steak is more important to you than the sizzle.

If you've given up on the idea that David Cassidy (or Paul McCartney or Billy Joel or David Bowie or whoever held your heart when you were a teenager) is going to knock on your door, take your hand, and express his eternal love.

If - despite the photos - you can read the above and think "Awwww, cute."

Or if you like what you just read.