I'm 50. If that scares you, you're not alone. It used to scare me too. As it turns out, my mind and body are both still fully functional. But if you say you're looking for someone 49 or younger (information that requires a visit to the bottom of your profile page), I've probably gritted my teeth and pressed the "Hide" button without looking further.
Likewise, if you're younger than about 36, the chances are you need to do a lot that I don't need to do again. Most importantly, if you have kids, it doesn't change things from my end; but if you want to start a family, I'm not the man you want. And it's hard to say this (have I mentioned that I'm male?), but not even for right now.
If you take the time to write a personal note to me, I'll always write back, even if it's just to say I don't think it's a good idea. (To be clear, "I so hawny, I love you long time" doesn't get an answer; "I so hawny, I love you long time, Rip," on the other hand, shows a profound personal interest). Conversely, if I write you and you haven't answered after a week, I'll assume you don't want to be bothered, and hide your profile. That means I won't write again, but if you contact me I'll gladly un-hide you.
Intelligence, warmth, kindness and affection are extremely attractive. A sharp mind and a healthy body are important; the sizes of your bust and waist are not. I'm looking for someone I can enjoy life with. If you like walking and especially cycling, so much the better.
Meeting is essential, but not a step I want to rush. I'd prefer to exchange at least a few notes before making plans.
Basel isn't a big town: I realize that some traveling will probably be necessary; but hours are more important than km. And the number of times we can see each other is more important than either.
Dylan Thomas: Fern Hill; Bob Dylan: I Want You; ee cummings: time, maggie and millie and molly and may; Shakespeare: not everything; James Joyce: Ulysses, Dubliners; Don McLean: Vincent. If there's anything you'd like to know, just ask. Letters say so much more than numbers. But nothing beats meeting face-to-face.