YSwimmer
50 Minneapolis, MN
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My self-summary
I'm an outgoing guy. I swim, hike, and bike a lot. At home I like to cook and do house projects. In winter, watching movies under a blanket on the couch with someone is perfect. A night out is fun occasionally too but I cannot drink much and never smoke. I volunteer for the Walker Art Center and various other nonprofits.

I love learning new things, and am fascinated by creative men. In the end, I think I will land in a relationship with someone confident, smart, and good at communicating.

I respect men who are genuinely concerned about the common good, even if we disagree about how to achieve that. Your politics and faith do not have to look just like mine, but I hope you care about politics and living a good life.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be a good uncle to my many nieces and nephews, making the garden look good without lots of work, biking as much as possible in summer, thinking up with ways to deal with Minnesota winters (Puerto Vallarta is my favorite coping mechanism), volunteering for various groups.
I’m really good at
Hosting dinner parties.
The first things people usually notice about me
My un-Minnesota tendency to talk with strangers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Heaven's Coast (I'd give anything to write prose like Mark Doty), The Death of Ivan Ilych, anything by Jane Austen, Call Me by Your Name, Anna Karenina, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Big House.

Movies: Angels in America (technically a television program), The Hours, Out of Africa, Shortbus, Lost in Translation

Music: public radio, Classic 80's, David Gray, Bronski Beat, 89.3 The Current, Cities 97 Acoustic Sunset, Russian Liturgical (yes, you read that right; no, you have never seen that listed before on this site).

Food: Thai, Eastern European, pork anything, sweet delicious Dairy Queen (not all three simultaneously though)

Television: Downton Abbey is excellent on many levels. Elementary is amusing.
The six things I could never do without
Only six? Okay here goes:
1. Friends, family, travel buddies
2. Intelligent books. magazines, and conversation
3. Healthy food
4. Sunshine
5. Home (as opposed to just a house)
6. Neighbors (as opposed to just a neighborhood)
6.1 My bike
6.2 My absolutely incredible wonder-dog Clara who still keeps me amused after 15 years. She is the bestest!
6.3 Exercise, including yoga
6.4 A room with a view (no, not the movie)
6.5 The terrific Masters swimmers who share my lane and listen to my stories
I spend a lot of time thinking about
History, architecture, transportation, community, summer, how good my friends are to me, how many projects my century-old home needs, did I remember to let the dog back in before heading to work?
On a typical Friday night I am
Happy hour, out to dinner, or walking the dog around a city lake.
You should message me if
If you think I look and sound like someone you want to meet. Let's face it, first impressions do matter. If you are a man who can hold his own in a conversation, it's worth taking some risks and stepping outside your comfort zone to meet new men.
The worst that can happen is you realize instantly what a loathesome, undateable monster I am.
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