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crenshawfan

57 M Alton, IL

My Details

Last Online
Aug 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Cancer, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
$100,000–$150,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has a kid, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
DISCLAIMER: I would more accurately describe my body type as "stocky", the male equivalent of "curvy"---There's more of me than necessary--HA! However, I couldn't go with "average" as I work out/run regularly and have most of my life. There is a POSITIVE 10 inch differential between my chest and my waist! I don't think a 56-year-old guy who can run 3 miles, do 50 push-ups, and 30 minutes on a StairMaster @ Level 10 is "average"--Do you?

HERE'S HOW I THINK IT SHOULD WORK: If I'm intrigued by your profile, to minimize keystrokes I'll just favorite you. If you're intrigued in return, you can favorite me and then I'll write you. The 1st time I write and you don't reply will be the last time I write you. Fair enough?

I'm ready to go on my last 1st date! If you meet me you WILL laugh, and not JUST at my expense--HA! Let's talk about things that matter and have FUN doing it!

If women really and truly were primarily looking for a man to make them laugh, I'd have to beat them off with a stick.

WHAT FOLLOWS COMPRISES THE ANSWERS TO EVERY QUESTION I'VE BEEN ASKED ON THIS SITE:

I’m looking for an attractive, youthful-looking-FOR-HER-AGE woman who has a commitment to staying in shape (as I do)--or just looks like she does! I want to have MANY things in common with my mate and enough time together to thoroughly enjoy those commonalities. I am a demonstrably affectionate man and seek a woman who’s the same. She should be intelligent rather than just smart and fun without being reckless.

Unlike most men who SAY they are, I really AM 5' 10"!

For those of you afraid of the "serially monogamous", I have only been married once (1990-2006) and have never lived with a woman outside the realm of marriage.

A number of you have a BOATLOAD of things you consider red flags and deal-breakers which are counterproductive to getting to know an "otherwise" quality person. I have just five:
1. You can't be married
2. You can't be living romantically with a man
3. You can't outweigh me
4. You must have a full set of HEALTHY teeth--or just look like you do!
5. Sleeping with animals can't be part of "The Deal"

"Do you want children? Undecided/Open"
I've taken some heat for this entry, but I answered it in the spirit of what I just said above. I believe in keeping doors OPEN until they HAVE to be closed! If some rich, wonderful, beautiful 35-year-old gal just thinks I'm the greatest and wants me to be the stay-at-home dad for her children, I'd have to be a fool to say "no"--HA!

"Do you drink? No"
This is true and NO, I'm NOT a recovering alcoholic. Alcohol just doesn't take me anywhere I want to go. However, I am not a proselytizer of this attitude. If my date wants to have a few drinks and by the end of the night finds me irresistible, who am I to say "no"?---HA!

I hate the use of the word "party" as a verb, but I have fun EVERY day!

I don’t really play any sports, but I’m open to more physical activity, especially biking, 5K runs, and float trips.

I am the well-adjusted middle child of a 7-boy family (HA!).

My son, born in 2002, is an only child and lives 1/2 time with me. We attend Lutheran Sunday School/Bible Study on the weekends I have him. I have 90% of the hair God gave me and keep the gray to a minimum--Just like most of you--HA!. Many people on both sides of my family have lived unassisted well into their 90s.

BTW: I am a life-long St. Louisan, moved to Alton, IL 9/14/12 to play a bigger role in my son's life, and will be returning to Missouri in 2018 to spend the rest of my days on the green side of the grass--UNLESS someone changes my mind--HA!

AM I a good dad? WAS I a good husband? Well, my ex-mother-in-law recently wanted to fix me up with one of her other daughters...

I organize annual reunions for both sides of my family. I have visited distant relatives in Germany twice (1999 & 2001). I've had 4 years of Spanish and could probably speak the loving tongue again with the proper teacher...

I lived in a 100+-year-old house in Benton Park from 1990-2004.

As Bill Hicks once said, I'm a "reader"; mainly non-fiction. I've subscribed to Rolling Stone magazine for over 30 years.

I LOVE the Cardinals and in a perfect world would be a partial season-ticket holder and see them once each homestand, but I have other people to do that with if you don’t like to go.

I LOVE to go to the movies! I see movies at the Tivoli and I also see many popular releases. My favorite TV channel is Turner Classic Movies (TCM). My all-time favorite actor is Humphrey Bogart. My favorite living actor is Jack Nicholson. I was born on James Cagney's 58th birthday.

These are a few of my favorite things: Traveling, seeing & appreciating all there is to St. Louis--and that's a LOT! Chicago (my 2nd favorite city!), Kansas City (my 3rd favorite city!), Goody Goody, Crown Candy Kitchen, Carl’s Drive-In, Ted Drew’s, Coral Courts, Route 66, Pino’s , Pizza-A-Go-Go, Vito’s, Penny’s BBQ, Crusoe's, Cunetto’s, The Arch, Downtown St. Louis, The Big Lebowski, Old TV Shows, Shelly's Deluxe @ Fortel's, Paul Harvey, Groucho, Lime-Aid, Ting, Rib Crib, The River Road, The Fin Inn, Tivoli, Vintage Vinyl, Supporting friends in the arts & sports. Fairmont City Hot Tamales, “The Prisoner”, Home Town Buffet, Sweet Tomatoes, Gaslight Square, O'Connell's Pub, Busch's Grove, Ali-Frazier, Both Elvises, The Beatles, Dylan, Springsteen, The Holy Trinity of Buddy Holly, Bobby Fuller, & Marshall Crenshaw, The dB’s, and WAY too many other musical artists to name-check here, Springfield, MO-style Cashew Chicken, Takeout Chinese Fried Egg Sandwiches, The Golden Rule, my family (especially my son), my friends, Soulard Market.

Who would like to do the Moonlight Ramble event with me August ____, 2014? I did the Ramble in 2009 & 2010 and had a BLAST! How about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in 2014?

Anyone want to meet me at the AMC Best Picture Showcase in 2014?

Anyone for taking swing dance lessons with me?

Are you in any MeetUp groups?

First Date
FRIENDS FIRST & ALWAYS is my policy. I would LOVE to have DOZENS of Cardinals Friends, Movie Friends, and Muny Friends. But let's face it: There HAS to be a physical connection for a NONplatonic relationship to work! So, if we like each other's profiles, lets e-mail/IM/call for a SHORT while, then meet for a one hour NON-DATE at the Steak 'n Shake/Bread Company nearest you for a beverage that I'm happy to pay for***. If we decide to do something together after that and can't keep our hands off each other, we'll know we've found what we're looking for.

OR, if you'd prefer to meet in a GROUP setting, I am a member of the following MeetUp Groups: Cardinal Nation, Computer Consultants of St. Louis, der Stammtisch, Dine Out on a Dime, Fun People Meetup -- the Fun Peeps, Meetup at the History Museum, St. Louis Sci-Fi & Fantasy Club, Singles Again, Singles Cinema, Skeptical Society of St. Louis, STL Screeners, and my FAVORITE: Urban Experiences.

On the other hand, if neither party initiates contact within 24 hours of a 1st meeting, you'll know WITHOUT asking that no connection was made---NEXT!

***Dinner & lunch are for DATES, not meetings.

Interests
Film noir Movies Popcorn
Cardinals Music Route 66
Dining out Traveling Float trips
Working out Running Reading
Turner classic movies tcm Tivoli Christmas
Halloween Chicago History
Biking Baking House tours
Genealogy Being greener Weekend get-a-ways
Day trips Vacations
Metaphysics 5k runs The golden rule
Retiring early Groucho marx Lenny Bruce
Ron White A good sermon Making new memories
The civil war
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Preparing for retirement in 2019 -OR- the INSTANT I win the lottery, searching for the woman I'll ENJOY spending the rest of my life with, NEVER waiting for the weekend to enjoy my life NOW, trying to live an ever-increasingly healthier lifestyle to add QUALITY as well as QUANTITY to my life, and raising a better son than I could've picked out of a catalogue!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Living by The Golden Rule (and wishing everyone else did, too--HA!), listening, and helping others enjoy the moment.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The first things WOMEN usually notice about me are my smile, my eyes, my arms, and, last but FAR from least, my propensity to enjoy the moment!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Last read

"Woody Guthrie: A Life" by Joe Klein, "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson, and "Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era" by Ken Emerson.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My son.
2. My family & friends.
3. Enough money to pay my bills & expenses.
4. GREAT food!
5. GREAT entertainment!
6. Are YOU the last piece of this puzzle?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Among MANY other things, I wonder if my ONE answer to ONE of THOUSANDS of questions on here will be considered a "deal breaker" by an otherwise worthwhile woman, essentially getting me a failing grade of 99%--HA!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, if I was typically dating on Friday nights, I wouldn't be on HERE, so most often I'm hanging out with my son, watching a movie I've acquired or TCM, or catching up on my reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...I'm not willing to admit HERE---Ha!
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 40–61
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you like my photos AND at least 51% of what I've written above and in response to the MANY questions I've answered on this site.