On the practical side, I'm looking for someone who is financially stable and independent, and ideally within about 20 miles of St. Petersburg.
I've been described by a woman friend as a "girl guy, not a guy guy". I like the company of women (and not only as lovers). If that suits you, then we should talk. If you're looking for a macho man, I am not your guy. I don't have a grill, a truck, a power boat (I have had sailboats), or a motorcycle. A hammer has too many moving parts. Watching or attending sporting events doesn't generally interest me. (However, there is one area of the male skill set where I think I am more than competent. Just sayin'...) At the same time, I am not Marvin Milquetoast; I'm not a prude, and not averse to a well-placed curse word. I like music that gets up and jumps on you (but melodically). I like dark movies and a ribald joke. I prefer reading over television. I can be excitable and passionate about things I care about. I can be an excitable boy.
I have a 28-year old son who is smart as a whip, caring and compassionate, funny as hell, and who I think the world of. Love my boy...indeed I do.
I like reading online (lots of current events stuff, NY Times, The Guardian, Slate), novels, or historical non-fiction, or books/magazines (fiction, biographies, The New Yorker - I'm a subscriber), gardening, and watching weird movies. It's interesting; I think I'm a happy kinda guy, but my Netflix queue is pretty much all dark art house/ indie/ foreign movies.
I am interested in friends, casual dating, and general hangouts with like-minded people. I am also seriously interested in a long-term relationship. I'm happy to engage with anyone who might fit in any of those general categories.