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Readmartin

48 M Oakland, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:29pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly other
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Taurus, and it matters a lot
Education
University
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Has a kid, and might want more
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
EAST BAY ONLY PLS
ME: a deep, intelligent, loyal, affectionate, tough (and tender) guy--earthy but sophisticated--whose passions are editing quality motion pictures, being an active dad to my 7 yr old son and staying fit and healthy. I am sensual and have a healthy attitude with regards to my sexuality. This doesn't make me a player (I'm monogamous), just someone who skews more European than typical American.

GOOD SUN SIGN MATCHES FOR ME: Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio (or on cusp of same).

MY ENNEAGRAM NUMBER: 6, The Loyalist.

MY LIKES: children, quality movies/tv, kissing, whole organic food, underdogs, water, real folks, wit, joy, tomboys, curly hair, deep divers, trampoline-ing, iconoclastic thinkers, skipping 'round the lake, affection, those who have my back, stop-motion animation (Ardman), hikes, mavericks, fine craftsmanship, apple pie, great books, order, bucking at propriety, high culture, plays, big hearts, making love, routine, scatological humor, british tv, minimalism, tapioca flour, random kindness, a woman with a strong masculine side, egalitarian relationships, good Samaritans, encouragement of self-reliance, old folks who've lived, film noir, unique voices/accents.

MY DISLIKES: harming children, pretension, cravenly commercial films, marketing (aside from that done with a basket), consumption that harms the planet, greed, phonies, poor quality goods, fair weather "friends", legal rackets, plastic bags, travel junkies, shiners-on, food with a million ingredients, comic books/movies, the notion of fashion, identity politics, most churches and groups, party thinking, propriety, green-washing marketing, the increasing leverage of the 1%, encouraging street panhandling by giving change, knives in the back, putting on airs, crocodile smiles, video games, skin color bias, indirect people and MORE.

THOSE WHO SHOULD PROBABLY SKIP ME: The very religious, conformists and the very conventional, women who set out to have a child without a father, women who have moved away (out of state or country) from their child's father. women who minimize a father's role in a child's life.

REMEMBER: The Golden Rule (No, I'm not Christian).

Best, Martin
What I’m doing with my life
Editing, taking care of business, playing with my 7 yr old son, preparing and eating healthy food, skipping around Lake Merritt, watching quality motion pictures.
I’m really good at
wit, affection, kissing, massaging, being real, playing with young children, analyzing, having your back
The first things people usually notice about me
Guts. Then, after they know me, sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: THE WIRE, FOYLE'S WAR, BLEAK HOUSE (2005), BREAKING BAD, HOUSE OF CARDS, ALPHA HOUSE, POIROT, THE WAY WE LIVE NOW, DOWNTON ABBEY, WALLANDER, TOP OF THE LAKE, LITTLE DORRIT (2008)
MOVIES: ALL IS LOST, THE CELEBRATION, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, THE HUNT. Too many othersto mention (Film Noir and Westerns are fav genres). Favorite stars: Laurel & Hardy, Mitchum, Stewart, Johanssen, Knotts, Wayne, Davis, Kitchen, Hopkins, Cagney, Watts, Crowe, Peck, Stanwick, J. Crawford, Ladd, Scott, McQueen, Allen, Hoffman, Cluzet, Redgrave, Makkelson, Redford, 3 Stooges.

Authors: Conrad, Roth, Bellow, Elliot, Chandler, Kundera

Food: Kasha, Berries, Apples, Apple Pie, Buckwheat pancakes
The six things I could never do without
my son, water, whole food, good shelter, kissing/lovemaking, quality motion pictures
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A multitude of things philosophical, spiritual, practical. Motion pictures I'm working on or viewing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes I have my son and sometimes I am free for grownup activities.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 39–53
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
You have read my profile, are available, are intrigued, believe in meeting in real life (sooner than later) and actively practice the Golden Rule (No, I'm not Christian).