I no longer think it's so important to share a lot of interests,
hobbies, whatever. If two people like each other enough, then
that's plenty in common right there. If you can make me laugh,
we'll probably get along great. My experience has been that when
our brains fit well together the other parts do too.
I'm hoping for a long-term thing (not marriage), but will be happy
with someone I share a chemistry with, even if it turns out to be
short term, though it would be great if it turned into "the real
thing." I'd like to be with someone who is my intellectual equal or
What I’m doing with my life
I'm retired, so all my time is free time. I used to do a fair
volunteer work but now I mostly just hang out and enjoy myself. I
like to travel, walk, hike, bike, be on, in or around water,
snowshoe, camp but also happy to sit around and have stimulating
conversation or read or watch a movie or learn something . I guess
I don't think in terms of what I'm doing with my life, more like
what I'm doing now, tomorrow, next week.
I’m really good at
making people laugh, helping people, figuring things out, fixing
things, singing in the shower...
I have this apparently uncommon knack for looking at a problem and
coming up with one or more workable solutions on the spot. I get a
kick out of helping people see a thing in a new way.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know - how is it possible to know what someone else has
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Don't really have favorites - I like movies that make me laugh or
think or are simply so well made (or so bizarre) that they take my
breath away. Down By Law, My Cousin Vinnie and Winter's Bone are
great movies. For books, I mostly read fiction but I'll read
anything anyone recommends or that I just happen upon. I find the
mind fascinating and I like to read folks like Oliver Sacks and
magazines like Scientific American Mind. For music - I like the
40's to the 60's, some jazz, blues, rock'n'roll. Food - I love to
eat and like almost everything. Hamburgers and chocolate chip
cookies (though not at the same time).
The six things I could never do without
Let's see -- how about laughter, friendship, stimulating
conversation, tasty food, a decent bicycle, and sex. Although when
you get right down to it, the only things you could "never" do
without are food, clothing and shelter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, how things work, the mind and how it works, the future, and
all those things I said I could never do without.
On a typical Friday night I am
reading, watching a movie, listening to live music, attending a
"meetup" group or some other event, hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
sorry - there isn't one.
You should message me if
any of the above makes sense or appeals to you.