Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have an open heart and a curious mind. I give food (and
occasionally money) to homeless people. I volunteer for animal
welfare groups. My father was a veterinarian and I learned by his
example. People often ask me why I didn't become a vet too. The
answer? I'm not into blood.
I am very fortunate to have many friends, family members, and my
health. Missing in my life right now is a love relationship. I am
hopeful that this will come soon.
Emotionally stable and fun to spend time with, it's easy for me to
be in unfamiliar situations and enjoy myself. I can start or finish
a conversation comfortably. I love to people watch. I think of
myself as smart (enough), a little bit sassy, and most importantly
a mensch(ette). I hope you are too.
I am active and keep fit by going to the gym 4-5 times a week and
walking... a lot. It's important to me that you are in good shape
as well so that we can enjoy time outdoors together.
I have done some traveling and love a great adventure. In 2012 I
went on a safari in Tanzania and in 2013 I jumped out of a plane.
In the near future I hope to walk the Camino de Santiago in
northern Spain, and travel to Budapest and Prague. I would also
like to go to Rwanda to see the gorillas. Having a partner to share
my travels with would be great.
If you like being in nature, enjoy warm weather, baseball, museums,
movies, listening to music (especially modern rock and jazz), tasty
food and wine and a little something sweet at the end of a good
meal, we will probably get along. Ultimately I am looking for a
life partner. Maybe even remarry. Chemistry and passion are
Please, no tattoos,mother just don't do it for me. Well groomed
facial hair can be attractive, heavy beards and mustaches not so
much. I'm just being honest. Physical attraction matters.
Send me an email if what I have written resonates and appeals to
you. Take the risk. Something wonderful might happen.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have cultivated a nice group of friends who I enjoy getting
together with. I have family close by who I spend time with
I started a new job recently. After over 30 years of self
employment in sales and marketing, I decided to give it up in favor
of full time employment as an Occupational Therapist. It has been a
challenge thus far but I know that this is the right move and I am
enjoying my work.
I do a bit of volunteer work with animal welfare groups. If I had
more time, I would do more of this.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Discovering the good in others.
Engaging in conversation and getting you to engage with me.
Working through the difficult stuff.
Being very flexible in attitude and actions.
Being a good friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
is that I look younger than my age and that I have a nice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: mostly fiction, historical fiction and the occasional trashy
novel. Recent readings include "Americanah", "The Silver Star" and
"The Glass Castle" by by Jeanette Walls, and "Beautiful Ruins" by
Jess Walter. Currently reading "Henna House" by Nomi Eve. I'm
always looking for a good read. Have any suggestions?
Movies: Recently saw "Amy", "Love and Mercy" and "Diary of a
Music: almost anything, Rock N Roll and Jazz.
Love going to concerts at small venues like Yoshi's and the Sound
Room in Oakland.
Shows: Occasionally a play at Berkeley Rep or Curran, dance at YBCA
TV: Totally into American Crime, Downton Abby, Masters of Sex and
Last Tango in Halafax. Truthfully, I really don't watch very much
Food: I would say that I am a bit of a foodie though I cook simply
and don't dine out often. Southern (really good fried chicken and
bread pudding are favs) California cuisine, Thai, Burmese,
Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican, American (esp burgers and fries),
Pizza from Arezmendi. Can't do too spicy.
Drink: A great glass of Pinot (Noir) or Cab. I am acquiring a taste
for good bourbon too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Family and friends.
2. A valid passport
3. The beach
4. Sunshine and warm weather.
5. Coffee in the morning and a little something sweet at the end of
6. Exercise. It just makes me feel good.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The state of the world and why it is so messed up. The meaning of
life. How to find you.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually something fun like going to the de Young, a movie or dinner
with friends. I like staying at home and reading or watching a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My dentist says I have great teeth.
I am not afraid of commitment. I'm ready for it.
You should message me if
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You think that we might be a match and are interested in finding
You live within 30 minutes of Oakland and are willing to share the
You love dogs. I have one. We are a package deal.
Family is important to you. They are a big part of my life.
You have raised your children and they are no longer living at home
or are on their way out.
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