Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a fit, energetic dame at sixty-seven, affectionate and loyal,
interested in adventure and in learning new things. I am looking
for a whimsical, loving partner in crime, a good listener with a
sense of humor who appreciates people, someone with whom I can
enjoy the arts, the natural world, travel, cultural adventures,
entertaining friends, exercise indoors and outside, fooling around,
and doing nothing.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a writer and a coach. When I am not working, I am at the gym
(deep water running, strength and aerobic exercise, Zumba, body
pump), hiking, canoeing or kayaking, exploring, observing wildlife,
cooking, gardening, seeing movies, reading, listening to music,
antiquing, learning about the Internet, and writing short
nonfiction. I am interested in books and world events and like
discussing them. In September I adopted an Egyptian Mau (cat that
is a refugee from Cairo).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love strategy games (Abalone, Blokus, and Quoridor are a few),
baking, gardening, and playing with ideas. I have a dry sense of
humor. I am a good cuddler and an honest and caring friend who will
remember and honor your preferences for years on end.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm comfortable in my skin and a good listener.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love the fiction of Penelope Fitzgerald (she wrote her first
novel at the age of sixty!). I have also enjoyed Major Pettigrew's
Last Stand and Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett (what a wonderful book!).
Some really good movies: The Secret in Their Eyes, an Argentinian
thriller that is also a meditation on love; Philomena (Judi Dench
has never been better); Nebraska; Phoenix. Past favorites: Billy
Elliott, Babette's Feast, Shadowlands, The Singing Detective, and
Antonia's Line. I like indie and foreign films. I like many
different kinds of music: old jazz (twenties, thirties), lieder and
classical, blues, and folk music. I am not big on rap. I enjoy
sixties rock sometimes. I avoid scary movies and movies with
violent themes. I watch television only occasionally: BBC series
and miniseries like Bramwell, Call the Midwife, Doc Martin, The
Duchess of Duke Street.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My cat, BosBos
NPR, especially "All Things Considered"
Walks in nature, especially near water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My goals for the next year or two, both things I want to do for and
by myself and things I want to do with someone else. I hope you
want to explore the world and to connect with me on many different
levels. I would like you to teach me about your passions,
especially things about which I know little or nothing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to listen to All Things Considered on NPR, play with my cat,
and watch a video or go out to a movie or to dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
We will learn about each other as we get to know each other. The
process is gradual and is rather like going into an old house for
the first time. As we explore, you and I decide which doors to open
and which to leave shut.
You should message me if
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You are looking for a friend and will let the relationship develop
naturally in ways that accommodate us both.
You take good care of yourself, physically and otherwise.
You have more questions than answers, for me and for the
You want to see, for starters, whether we can enjoy each other's
company doing things that interest both of us.
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