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alainb1

62 Portland, OR Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 45–100
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Dec 14
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
2013 Its a new dawn, its a new day, its a new life for me
And I'm not feelin nearly as good as I ought to. I want to begin the new year in gratitude to those that reached out to me last year and profound apologies to those I failed to respond. It was inconsiderate and rude, something I would never countenance or consider if I was having a face to face conversation. Clearly my virtual self needs to catch up with my real self. Lately I've been spending a lot of time on Danielle LaPorte's site. There is a lot there that resonates.

Further on down the road. I slowly grok the OK Cupid bots but have yet to figure out how that leads to a connection. I've enjoyed lovely conversation with fellow travelers and like minded souls but for the most part have not leaped the gap between the ether and the real world. It's not that complicated, I've been brutally candid, my profile is transparent, I LOVE smart women and enjoy word play. I am creature of both mind and flesh and equally adept in engaging both. I don't live my life on OK Cupid but come here often. If you are local, curious or bored and want to stretch - reach out. The worst thing that could happen is you'll you'll have great stories to tell your girlfriends. I prefer email to OK Cupid. If you contact me I'll share.

It’s all still true. Three turns around the sun since I posted my Profile have imparted some more nuanced and subtle flavors – hickory smoke and sweet chili sauce. LOL I should know better than to try and write on an empty stomach. The summer of 2012 finds me a little worse for wear, intact in the ways that matter, still blessed if not blissed. Days find me meditating on the distinction between listening and hearing.

Born Again hippie reinventing myself daily in the Pacific Northwest after decades in Southern California. After a lifetime of "doing" I choose "being". This choice had its consequences in a substantially diminished material life, though I'm profoundly rich in time. I treasure the life of the mind and spend my days in quiet contemplation and service.

I am infinitely curious, reflexively generous, and seriously naughty
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
2013 and I've switched things up a bit. I remain active in service and focused on Make Craft. I've begun volunteering at the Independent Publishing Resource Center here in Portland. A genuinely amazing place, focused on literacy, critical thinking and the printed word - think "zines". Being a peasant in PDX is beginning to chafe and it maybe it's time for "A new life ... in the off-world colonies" [10 points if you get the reference]

2012 and I'm still active in several area non-profits though I'm focused on Creative Re-Use and volunteerism. I continue to support Elder issues, mass transit though less active. I'm still refining a secular model of service to compliment the faith based models. I'm also refining a model of aging for those of us that didn't get it right; not enough savings, too much debt, no insurance, not enough exercise. A model for living that expands the notion of "The Commons" and social capital. I'm looking for a way for all of us grasshoppers to move forward.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at connecting the dots.

I also have good hands and am endlessly fascinated with how we are put together. In the past few years I've developed modest body working skills; massage, hot rock. Simple skin on skin touch can be profoundly healing and something I've embraced going forward.

While it's NOT the reason I'm on this site I want to be absolutely clear I really enjoy sex.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Clothes on or clothes off LOL? Quick wit, very irreverent sense of humor - a bit of a chatterbox - know just enough about almost everything to get myself in trouble
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Summer 2013 and I'm reading less though enjoying it more. Poetry - Joe Bolten, Rumi, and Neruda. I'm reading a lot more on-line, not books so much as smart writing on The Atlantic Magazine site - Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows and Derek Thompson. I also follow the writings of Soraya Chemaly and continue to follow the blogs of Seth Godin and Chris Guillebeau. I recently broke down and bought Daniele LaPorte's The Desire Map.

Movies - With the temperature hovering around 90, any theater with decent AC, no kids and floors that are not too sticky - Laurelhurst, Living Room

Shows - recently I resubscribed to HBO and am catching up on Game of Thrones, Romes, Boardwalk Empire. I'm good company to enjoy our ease in the dark under the covers with the sound and our minds turned down.

Music - I want to hear it LIVE - Cadigan's Corner Blues Jam Thursday evening, Pagan Jug Band Tuesdays at the Blue Monk, Dan Hailey anywhere.

James Lee Burke, Jim Bucther on the nightstand, alongside Rob Brezsny, The New Massage, The World's Best Massage Techniques, The Eyes of Understanding Kongo Minkisi - The Art of Renee Stout. Chris Guillebeau's $100.00 Startup lives in my daypack, a constant companion and inspiration

Equally comfortable with Vampire Romances or Andrew J. Bacevich

Water Touching Stone Elliot Pattison, Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded Simon Winchester, Isaac's Storm Erik Larson, Cookwise Shirley Corriher anything by Terry Pratchett or Martin Cruz Smith.

Movies: Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, Next in the Netfix cue are Hunger Games, Kingdom of Heaven, Golden Compass, Falling Down and Dune. I just watched the documentary Give Me The Banjo

Let the Right One In, The Fifth Element, Kamikaze Girls, Happy Feet, Harry Potter, Tomb Raider, Blade Runner, Enter the Dragon, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, The Mummy
TV:South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants, Married with Children, Malcolm in the Middle, Iron Chef, Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Mario Batali, The Sopranos, Rome, Carnivale, Hgtv, Food Network, Comedy Central, Nick At Night, Dexter, Namaste Yoga

Music: Die Antwoord, Roger Miller, Bluegrass music, Goa trance, Simon Pit, Sneaker Pimps, Poe, The Knife, Def Leppard, Nirvana, Hole, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Ravonettes, Alison Kraus, Dwight Yoakum, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, The Kendalls, Shania Twain, Bob Marley, Townes Van Zandt, Bassekou Kouyate, Amadou and Mariam, 13th Floor Elevators, The Black Hollies - 80's hair bands, Rai, World Beat.

Food: I don't eat red meat [habit not moral reasons, though I am questioning] otherwise Ill try almost anything. I like Vietnamese, Persian, Mexican, Italian, Thai and I want to learn a whole lot more about BBQ and smoked foods, Vegan and Raw food, Food Carts Portland, Artisinal bread, micro-brew

Interests: Creative ReUse, Decorative arts, Architecture, Books and Reading, Working Wood and Metal, Toys, Rolling ball, Make Magazine, Dwell, Make Craft, Alchemy, Slow Food, Magic, Wood turning, Quiet Companionship and Loud Sex ;-). I like women
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Touch, ice tea, pleasures of the flesh, Books, a cool bed, family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
women, sex, social capital, makecraft, the way things work, sex
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately I've been spending a lot more time in the shop, hanging out with young folks just making stuff.

These days I feel more like cocooning, reveling in the pleasure of touch than braving the horde but it can still go either way. A quiet night, home cooked meal, book or a movie, maybe scrabble and a good nights sleep or; Wild in the streets - pub crawl in Old Town followed by conversations with strangers you "shouldn't" be talking to or ducking into that place that everyone warned you about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like to push my limits - I have a much higher libido than most men my age and I'm not shy
You should message me if
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All still true but I'd really like to step out of the interweb into touch space ... and sooner rather than later. You're curious, you're bored and want to stretch, step outside yourself.