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GinoBartali

48 Los Angeles, CA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 30–58
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 8:01pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Other, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Italian (Okay), Other (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Thank you for visiting. My profile is on the long side but hopefully it will keep your attention and I figure if I am transparent you will know something about me vs. treating this like long copy in an ad.

Gino Bartali is not my name, but is someone I admire as an athlete and as a person of compassion. A real hero.

This quote from Nietzsche is a pretty good window into who I am and how I live
"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"

Very briefly I am English by birth, my mother was from Italy, my father from the US, have lived here and there, live in Brentwood and work in West Hollywood, went to university in Scotland, work in advertising (but it's not at all important to me) and am happily divorced (my ex wife is a very close friend... life is too short for hatred of that type). Raised a Catholic/Christian but now all I care about is being orientated to creation not any church (I think organized religion is toxic). I am more of a socialist (this means the idea of most people living decently and fairly as opposed to a few super rich the rest in some form of servitude to debt - think post war Sweden). I am involved with animal rescue and give a lot of money to animal and environmental charities every year. I have four rescued dogs and a rescued goldfish. I LOVE DOGS, especially those who are so in need of help - like pit bulls, chihuahuas, greyhounds and mutts of all types.

In a few words my ideal relationship for example is where we enjoy just wandering around an art museum, quietly laughing at the fashion victims, downing champagne while having a deep conversation while at the same time thinking "we can't wait to rip our clothes off " - no silos = mind-body-soul are a confluence
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living by the philosophy of "wanting what I have" vs. "having what I want". Trying to live a decent life that does as little harm to others. I try to enjoy each day and be grateful for things like my health, the fresh air I breathe and my dogs. I have no big plans, the Univ. of Hard Knocks, a truly global campus :-) has taught me that is the recipe for sadness.

I accept who I am. Acceptance is a wonderful liberating thing, vs. all this self-improvement so many in LA are on as fix. I am more of an old soul. I am fit, I am well dressed (when I need to be) and well spoken, cultured, a kind person, etc. BUT I will never waste my time on self-help, hair dye, a mid life crisis car, going to clubs full of 20 somethings and so on.

I enjoy cooking and drinking (wine, Cinzano, Campari, Becherovka, beer, etc.). I love high art and culture. I have two old racing bicycles from the 1980s I ride on the weekend. I swim in my pool. I drive an old Mercedes diesel wagon (utility with reserve unlike like a modern SUV) and an early 1970's BMW 2002 turbo. I don't have food processors but still use my mother's old Sabatier knives. I prefer the way mechanical things feel to those that are electronic/digital.

A good holiday for me? renting a house on Bellagio or the Loire Valley, or lovely hotel in Vienna or Prague. Never a cruise or golf resort. If the great culture of Atlantis did exist, the first they'd do if they came back is sack that abomination in the caribbean.

I live small but with, I believe, good taste.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh - and sharing humor, helping animals, conversation and discussion, making people feel important, cooking, fixing things, general knowledge... and romantic interactions (not joking, I love women and romance - men who are into themselves cannot love a woman properly). Women are more beautiful, interesting, complex and compelling than men. On a wrapper of a Baci chocolate it said "women are to be loved, not understood", I think I agree.

I believe in EQUALITY but not similarity. The difference in men and women is wonderful and should be embraced however I have zero sexism in me, I treat women with scrupulous fairness, always a gentleman, and I expect the same; emotionally, financially, etc. Entitlement in any form (gender, race, etc.) is wrong.

Everyone should be themselves (Oscar Wilde said something about that and he was right) and that includes me. For example I wear a Patek or Rolex but also a Timex, flip-flops but also Bruno Magli, old soviet t-shirts but also Prada. I have no look.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Eccentricity, my eyes, usually stubble, my odd views, my general knowledge.

To borrow from my favorite film's lead character, Bertrand Morane, I am "like a wolf with a worried look on his face"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I LOVE HISTORY - military, economic, art, fashion, all.

I read a lot, mainly history but am happy to read fiction. On my bookshelves you will see everything; from a bible to Larson to Trotsky to a book about "Keeping Up Appearances". I read BOOKS, real printed books, it is a true pleasure for me. To understand me better - YES to John Updike, Agatha Christie and Thomas Hardy NO to Ayn Rand (she and her ideology are repulsive to me) or Jack Kerouac.

I love music - classical all the time (in especial Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert), older Italian and French pop (I adore Gainsbourg and Hardy), singer-songwriter genius like Cat Stevens/Yusuf (who I find truly spiritual - Christ like), early British New Wave like Joe Jackson or Undertones. Springsteen and Mellencamp, old reggae like Desmond Dekker, BB King, Engelbert, Tom Jones and a variety of other things including The Mighty Sparrow. Not heavy metal or modern country or violent rap.

I rely on The Week or the WSWS.org for my news, or sometimes the BBC. But I try to avoid the mainstream 'news', it is mostly depressing and sensationalism.

60s and 70s French film (Nouvelle Vague), favorite films are "The Man Who Loved Women", "Z" (1969), "Blow Up", "The Third Man", "A Bridge Too Far", Doris Day-Rock Hudson films, "The Swimmer", Hitchcock ("Frenzy" is the best), and Bond through "Live and Let Die" (I think the new stuff is rubbish). My most recent film is Grand Hotel Budapest (odd but truly fresh).
I love chatting about film.

I love old TV too; Benny Hill, Twilight Zone, Are You Being Served?, Mary Tyler Moore (she is just lovely), old Dr. Who (Pertwee), Sanford and Son, Hawaii Five-0, Odd Couple, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army, Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, and Big Bang Theory (if am I in the mood for new stuff), etc. I am sorry but I can't watch Downton Abbey, my socialism makes me hate the context.

During football (soccer) season most Saturday and Sunday mornings I am occupied watching/supporting Spurs (home club) and Manchester City (adopted club) AND hating Manchester United :-)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Animals and nature
2. Western civilization and travel in Europe to experience it
3. Helping and giving to animal/environment charities
4. I adore food and drink (am non meat eater not for health - but animal and environmental reasons)
5. Laughing
6. The little things I love - like Cinzano, fresh bread and olives, on my patio listening to Dvorak watching hummingbirds

Lucky Strike Extra - I would rather have less frequent really intense, interesting sex vs. frequent average sex
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- our planet - and how lovely nature is - grateful for creation
- animal welfare (please don't buy a dog or cat - ADOPT)
- the past - memories are wonderful treasure
- missing my parents and past pets
- just random stuff, my mind wanders a lot
- why is it the ladies who like me (and often who I like) are not nearby; never Brentwood or Palisades almost always Silverlake, Pasadena, Downtown, etc. scare bleu :-(
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nothing remarkable, maybe a quick ride to Ocean Ave, some wine, a good meal, maybe a good film or a book.

or maybe with you at LACMA drinking prosecco, eating olives and bread
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On the surface I appear an extrovert but I am really an introvert. I have so practiced being outgoing for work that the mask has become reality, in fact the mask may be the best window into my reality ;-)

I think sexual attraction is everything - the 'indicator' measure for everything not just sex. If that is not there right away it will never come, I don't believe growing into attraction, attraction is there or it isn't.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like something in my profile. I always respond - it is rude not to in my opinion. Thanks for the visit.

PLEASE BE
- someone who loves animals and nature
- an enjoyer of a good drink - it is a wonderful thing to share in my mind... if you are 'sober' I am not for you
- someone with vistas and a sensibility that is more intellectual
- LIVE CLOSE - like as east as West Hollywood all the way to the Santa Monica and in between, as south as Culver City and as north as Malibu, I am not a lover of driving in traffic (culturally I am more westside too)
- I am probably not a good fit if you have young children

PLEASE NOT BE
- politically correct or a bleeding heart - I am socialist economically and environmentally but not really left wing
- sarcastic, it is rude and it usually correlates to insecurity
- a non-stoptimist (some days are diamonds and some are stone)
- a lady looking for a man to take care of them financially
- someone who wears fur or got the cat or dog from a breeder (read; puppy mill or kitten mill)

Thank you for reading :-)