MUST LOVE DOGS, especially mutts. Dog is God spelled backwards for a reason :-)
I am eccentric, to wit; I am sure my stuffy Brentwood neighbors think I am bad for the area - I will lie on the driveway in shorts and old CCCP/DDR t-shirts with my dogs on their dog beds listening to Schubert and stare at the sky and wonder what shapes I see in the clouds and watch the industrious ants and hummingbirds. I love peace from nature vs. that which is purchased.
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself" - Nietzsche
My idea of a good first date. Walking around LACMA or the Getty Center, seeing a few of the exhibitions (or watching a Nouvelle Vague film at the Bing Theater), drinking a bottle of prosecco and eating interesting snacks, watching people, talking about something abstract like the movie or art we just saw. It is not drinking Margueritas at a sports bar (I love sports but I am not the backwards baseball cap wearing, khaki shorts, frat-boy type)
As for me you can find out more if we meet. Let's leave something to share. Very briefly though I am English (born in London 1966 - the only time we won the World Cup) by birth (still love England but not a fan of what London is now - a giant parody of itself), 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 - there is so much toxic hate of exes = bad). Raised a Catholic/Christian but now all I care about is being orientated to creation not any church (I have nothing to do with any organized religions). I live in Brentwood. I have rescued dogs and a rescued goldfish.
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 find me at Burning Man or Coachella, it's just not me.
I am more of a socialist politically-econimcally (don't believe the Fox idea of socialism), in the post-war European model sense. 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.
I would love to feel again the way Jacques Brel's 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' expresses about love.