I see a lot of discussion here about being up front in regards to age, appearance, etc. I'm a big fan of honesty and up frontness, so, yes, I am 53, soon to be 54. I'm tall. I have curves. (None of them come with a warranty, I grew them all by myself.) A ridiculous amount of hair. (Grew that, too.) And yes, I do actually own bunny slippers, commute to work in them every day. My photos are recent, all captioned with the date they were taken, and look just like me when they were. If all this is a good thing...well, hello there! I’m upbeat, outgoing, active, athletic (okay, okay, so the guys at the driving range don’t hit the ground when they see me coming any longer, and I take that as a good sign. Maybe I sliced the ball occasionally. All right, a lot. At least they’ve stopped wearing Kevlar and helmets around me...so, it’s a start.)
I write books for a living, fiction, and I live in the mountains, both of which can be a little isolating. I enjoy the peace and quiet out here a great deal, but I also like to get out and go/see/do. I hike more days than not, all seasons. I've been a writer full time for 23 years now. Currently finishing up a series set in Maine - spending time up there as well, researching lighthouses, clipper ships, maritime history, puffins, harbor seals, lobster and eel fishing...the list goes on. (And no, I am not researching anything on OKCupid. I'm here because my immediate environment is populated with fictional folks. Fun to play with, but not great at keeping a girl warm at night.)
Why am I still single? Well, other than that living-in-the-mountains thing? Because I haven’t met you yet. (And I think I've been reallllly patient. So...anytime now!) Who are you? You’re the guy who remains optimistic, even though there are days when you really wonder. You’re more focused on what you DO want in a partner, and not on what you don't. You're outgoing, upbeat, and you don’t have to tell me you’re funny. You just are. To me, anyway. You can keep up. With me, anyway. And you like to get out, to go/see/do. Then you like to come home, and sit/stay/play indoors. Triple word score if you find something of interest to explore pretty much anywhere you land, and see the day as what you make of it, even when (or especially if) all of those carefully made plans go helplessly awry.
But mostly, you’re the guy who doesn’t want to live this long, but too short life by yourself. Because, even though life is good, amazing even, you want more. And you don’t give up. Because you know that as amazing as life is, it’s even better when you share it with someone. Someone you love, who loves you right back. Someone who makes you think. Makes you laugh. Makes you sigh. That person who occasionally drives you crazy....and yet you still want to get deep into their personal space, pretty much as often as humanly possible. In public, in private. In life.
So, say hello already. Trade you my decoder ring. :)