Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm looking for a best friend and lover, someone to laugh and dream
with, someone to feel absolutely at home with and share life’s
simple pleasures. Hopefully a lady with a creative passion. -- Is
I'm a regular guy who works for a living and likes being me. Born
and raised on Chicago's northwest side, I love the city’s sights
and sounds but prefer life under quiet, starry skies amongst good
neighbors and being close to my daughter and three small grandsons.
Love visiting and hanging at the lakefront, though, and I have
family in Chicago.
My primary passions include creative writing; I write every day.
I’m also enjoy photography and am a huge movie lover: romantic
comedies, historical dramas, some action films, sci-fi -- pretty
much anything but slasher flicks and mindless teen fluff. Looking
for someone who loves going to movies, or watching them at home,
and enjoys talking about them afterward.
I’m looking for a down to earth woman, preferably with some
creative interests who lives reasonably near to me. I don’t care if
you own a home, live in an apartment or are temporarily bunking
with your people. I don’t care what kind of car you drive or where
you work. “Down to earth” describes me and the lady I seek. If
you’ve hit some bad times, that shouldn’t keep you from finding a
If your idea of happiness is the latest BMW model and a lusting
after ever more upscale homes, we wouldn't be compatible.
Two adult kids (on their own)
Three incredible grandsons
Down to earth
Good, albeit offbeat, sense of humor
Enjoys deep conversations
Great fan of physical intimacy
Always put the seat down
Not completely unfortunate-looking
The rest you’ll have to find out on your own!
While looks aren’t everything, please post a “recent” photo. After
all, I showed you mine; it's only fair you show me yours.
FINE PRINT: I don't do motorcycles, gamble, hunt, fish, rock climb,
participate in triathlons or golf -- unless you count mini golf! I
am not the “corporate” cubicle type and have zero interest in
becoming a Snowbird and moving to Arizona -- That's for old people.
Oh, I don't play well with political conservatives!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My primary passions include creative writing and photography;
although I also enjoy small-scale woodworking projects, learning
Photoshop, messing with computers, riding my bicycle, hanging out
at Chicago's Lakefront (not necessarily lazing around for hours on
end on a beach), day or weekend road trips, watching the Bears or
Cubs on occasion, eating at unpretentious local restaurants, going
to movies... Just too much to name here.
I enjoy my job but am by no means a workaholic. My job pays the
bills; everything else is my life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Since my primary passion is creative writing, I consider myself
quite good at it. I'm a fair photographer, but love it even though
I'm no Ansel Adams.
I'm a good listener and really enjoy good conversations about
pretty much anything except the lives of the rich and famous or
Oh, yeah, I'm a darn good spooner!
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I look a lot like me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: fiction, especially short fiction collections. That's what I
most prefer to write.
Movies: I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy! Other than that,
historical dramas (like Gladiator, The Last Samurai) and some
science fiction are also fun.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* My grandsons
* Something to write with or on (a pc or lots of paper and
* Family and friends
* The change of seasons
* A camera
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Mostly days (besides work) I find myself thinking about something
to write about and whether the lady I'm looking for is really out
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being alone, if I don't have any visiting to do I pretty much do
the things I like most: have my grandsons over, sit down to write,
watch movies, goof off on my PC.
You should message me if
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part of what I'm looking for, I'm not looking for just dating
forever; I would hope it might culminate in a permanent
relationship at some point.
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looking for and if you seek to invest some time in dating with
long-term relationship as your eventual goal.
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