MUST LOVE DOGS, especially mutts.
My idea of a good first date. Walking around LACMA or the Getty Center, seeing a few of the exhibitions (or watching a novelle vague film at the Bing), drinking a bottle of prosecco and eating interesting snacks, watching people, talking about something abstract like the movie or art we just saw.
Who I think I am more likely to get on with (to save you time in reading my longish profile):
- you have a more European sensibility for conversation
- you prefer realism and passion vs. mindless optimism (I find always-on optimistic types really oppressive to be around - it is not normal to be happy all the time)
- you are very much into animals and the environment... however I am just not a cat person though
- you are more interested in abstract things like history, travel, food, etc. as opposed to concrete things like your own life, job
- you lean more to high and classical culture, are more academic
- you are more at home with one person intensely at restaurant vs. a large group at bars
- you'd rather rent a farm house in the Loire Valley than take a cruise
- you don't take yourself too seriously and have a good sense of humor
- you are compassionate, e.g. I give more to charity every year than anything else in my yearly expenditure except for my mortgage
- you are a more quiet, sensitive type
As for me you can find out more if we meet. Let's leave something to share. Very briefly though I am English by birth, my mother was from Italy, my father the US, and hold UK and US passports, have lived here and there, went to university in Scotland, am happily divorced (ex-wife is a very good friend). I live in Brentwood. I have rescued dogs and a rescued goldfish. I dislike organized religion intensely (and am happy to be with someone from almost any faith as long as they are not a zealot or it defines them) but I think the example of Christ's life and values (regardless of the church) is a good moral compass...
I believe Thomas Hobbes was right and John Locke was wrong. Man is a wild animal that needs to be protected from himself. I feel better around order and standards. I am lifted and inspired by a performance at the Vienna State Opera House or walking the Huntington. You won't ever find me at Coachella or Burning Man.
I am more of a socialist politically-econimcally but not in the slightest a communist (the Fox idea of socialism and reality are miles apart), in the post-war European model sense, (but not a bleeding heart liberal - in fact I really don't like precious left wing types). I believe in fairness, or that we as a society should aim for that. Places like Finland, Denmark and Sweden make sense. As every year goes by I think we are realizing that "heroic materialism" (Kenneth Clark) is not the answer. As one East German politician said in reflection "mercy and money can live together".
If you have somewhat of a 'petite nature' as the French say OR are a really down to earth tomboy type we may have much in common. If you are more aligned with livin' large, brash loud style LA woman of the Kardashians or their ilk now is a good time to stop reading.