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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 37–55
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 6:32pm
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Buddhism, but not too serious about it
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Masters program
Sales / Marketing
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Italian (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Yep - I know, it's a loooong profile. Feel free to skim, I won't be offended.

I'm kind of a dichotomy - in that I have some seemingly disparate personality traits/interests that exist at the same time. Ok, I have a bunch, so maybe I'm a multichotomy. Or have multiple personality disorder. Or are just well balanced. You decide. What does this mean? Well, it means things like:

Although I've had years of formal dance training (and am a pretty good dancer) I trip over curbs all the time. Sometimes I trip over air.

My opinions are well-formed, but also malleable. I respect the hell out of people who can challenge my current perspective and change it, cause that's how growth occurs. Factual support or rationale usually helps.

Generally rather energetic, I also take a mean nap.

I'm kinda quirky and creative, but also stable and practical.

Sometimes I drive an SUV and sometimes an old Mercedes that runs on vegetable oil (yup, the exhaust does smell like french fries). UPDATE: sold the fry machine and got something more practical.

Respectful and supportive of all lifestyle choices, (we won't gel if you're not), I also adore irreverent and "nothing is sacred" humor. Isn't that a form of expression that should be respected as well?

Exploring my world is mandatory for me- travel, local cultural events etc., but from a base of stability. I own a duplex in Silver Lake and have lived here 12 years, and have a core group of friends for over 15 years.

While I have lots of stuff, I know I could sell my house with everything in it, and be fine with that. Possessions are incidental, not integral to who I am as a person.

Pretty patient with most people, I don't suffer flakes or fools gladly. Flakiness seems to be just a different version of self-absorbed & disrespectful.

Being in nature and the outdoors inspires me like nothing else...but I'm really over looooong 10 day camping trips where I'm sleepin' on rocks with no shower. Done it. Over it.

I mostly eat healthy, (one friend calls me "the kale queen") but sometimes a grilled cheese and bourbon hits the spot.

So, for me, variety is the spice of life. Cause without it, life would be very bland, and I don't want my life to taste like cardboard or styrofoam packing noodles.
What I’m doing with my life
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Living it! I'd hate to get to the end and discover that I'd had a "near life experience." On a continual mission of curiosity to discover new things about my world and myself... hate to admit it, but I guess I'm kind of a novelty experience junkie.

I've found that the "curiosity switch' just shuts off for most people somewhere around 40 - like the little plastic timer-thingy that pops up in the turkey - Boop! - and they're done. Done learning anything new about themselves or their world, and content to accept everything the way it always has been. If I'm not learning, then I'm not growing, and if I'm not growing, then I might as well be dead and done - just like the dopey flightless fowl...and at that point could only hope the cavities are stuffed with something interesting.

But as far as what I am doing to pay bills etc. I run my own business, I have for a decade. It's not easy, but it is rewarding, and keeps me financially solvent, for the most part.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Irreverent and sometimes inappropriate humor. Witty banter. Being adventuresome. Storytelling. Quickly sizing up character and intent. Direct and purposeful communication, with pertinent detail. Dog and baby "whispering." Making jokes at my own expense. Sensing what people want or need before they even know themselves. Staying out of debt. Kooky accents and dialects which were useful for improv but now simply serve as entertainment for my friends. Making chocolate-chipotle ice cream. Giving wise advice, evidently - according to my friends. Now, if I could only just apply it to myself more often :)

What I dismally fail at: Technology - I'm a techno-retard (Yes, i know that's an un - PC term). Math that is any more complicated than basic algebra. Yeah, I know, it's a cliche, but it's true. Talking in an "inside' voice. Opening my mail on a timely basis. I have a huge mailbox where I like to let everything marinate for a while. Walking in high heels...I do it, but not very well. Paperwork - It's required in my job so I hate doing personal paperwork. Complicated beauty routines. That scanner-thingy at the supermarket. Though I'm getting better -if the attendant only has to come over once I'm thrilled.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I have lots of tattoos. On the inside. Isn't that where most people keep their most interesting and colorful scars?

Physically, it would have to be my hair - I'm prematurely silver, and don't dye it anymore. My first silver hair appeared at age 18, I started dying it at 27 and stopped a couple years ago. Too many chemicals, too much work.

Personality-wise, people comment on my lack of guile or affect. Guilelessness would be the word, I guess. what you see is what you get. As well, I have low tolerance for affected personality types and any kind of pretense, regardless of whether it is fame, status or intellectually based. However, I do try to be mindful that pretension is usually based in poor self esteem and try to be compassionate if I can't avoid the person altogether!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite food is anything well prepared. Under "diet' I put "strictly anything," because I'm a craveatarian. I trust my body to tell me what it wants. Sometimes that's bacon and blue cheese, more often it's organic veggies and grass-fed (no hormone etc.) meats. I'm culinarily adventurous - I've had rattlesnake, guinea pig, alpaca, various insects etc. that were all pretty tasty. And I've had bull testicles, tongue taco and menudo that were pretty disgusting. However, I'm convinced they simply may not have been well prepared, so I'm willing to try them again sometime.

I enjoy movies and TV series that explore the human condition, with multi-faceted characters and unpredictable plot lines. Cause that's human nature...and life. "Harold and Maude" is one of my all-time favorites. It has everything: dark, gallows humor, poignant life-lessons, hilarious characters, and a socially unacceptable relationship. My favorite TV series of all time was HBO's Deadwood. Intricate and complex characters, and plot lines and language so dense that new elements can be discovered by re-watching the same episode. Any book, or movie in which new insights are revealed upon repeated viewings has my ultimate respect.

I really dislike horror movies and action movies. Violence, battles and car chases are OK as long as they advance the plot, but gratuitously applied, they are a boring turn-off.

As for books, I love good fiction that has the same character/plot elements as described above regarding movies. "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "The Book of Salt" by Monique Truong (the story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas as told through the perspective of their gay, Vietnamese manservant) and Katherine Dunn's "Geek Love," are all-time favorites, as is Norton Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth." I've been reading mainly non-fiction lately. I'm fascinated by social psychology and neuropsychology, a personal predilection which has been helped along by a book club I joined last fall which is heavily populated by nerdy, Aspie scientist-types, who I adore. Currently reading Chris Hedges' "Empire of Illusion - The End of Literacy and The Triumph of Spectacle" which is a dissection of our current "cult of celebrity" culture.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Potable water and a bra.
Ok, I could probably do without the bra, but I'd have to cross my arms a lot.

Realistically, though, there's not many "things' that I couldn't live without. Like most of us in the first world, I have way too much stuff, but it's incidental, not integral to who I am. I love traveling partially because it involves paring down, and whenever I come home am always horrified by how many "things" I was under the misconception that I needed. We all need certain things to function in the life we've created, but I know I could function just as well in a lifestyle without them.

Elements of life that are important to me are the more intangible. As trite as it sounds, connection with my friends and family, the beauty of nature, and the ability to retain a sense of joy and wonder about life at an age where most have become cynical, are by far the most important things in my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people do the things that they do. Trying to figure out the world's most ridiculous animal, as it pertains to the individual and the way we function in groups. I find social psychology fascinating.

And of course, why every Trader Joe's parking lot is such a logistical pigf**k.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am, therefore I think. Oh, that's backwards. Never mind. Atypical is typical, really. I could be at a friend's birthday, a new restaurant, a performance of anything that looks interesting, an evening farmers market, or anything else...or even at home. I am no longer afflicted with the FOMO (fear of missing out). In my youth, definitely. But now am totally content in my own company...though it would be nice to have someone special to hang out with. Recently, I've spent many a Friday night doing my homework for Saturday morning's Italian class. I visited Italy for the third time in September (Rome/Amalfi Coast/Calabria/Sicily) and decided to learn the language, because I'd like to explore more of Italy, and I've found one needs to be able to talk to people to really figure out what is going on in a culture. And also because it's the most beautiful language ever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am pretty much a full disclosure type of person, and don't embarrass easily. I've even been accused of being "unembarrassable" if that is even an actual word. However, I do believe that private admissions should be just that...private, and revealed gradually, in person.

However, in the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I was a "PI" in the original "Revenge of the Nerds." Yup.

And lastly - I am older than my stated age here...I changed it as a social experiment. One of my friends insisted that the reason I had not found anyone I wanted to date on OKC was because I "don't look or act" my real age. I told her I posted my actual age because I don't like the idea of starting a relationship based on a lie. But..after a while here I have agreed to try her method for a bit. I'm interested in your feedback - what do you think when you find out a woman is older than her advertised age? is it a deal breaker?
You should message me if
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You got this far and read through my entire profile - actually, you should get a medal! And if anything in it resonates with you. It would be a great bonus if you were witty, a bit idiosyncratic (but not neurotic), not flaky, a great kisser, and a good pheromone match. But, chemistry is everything, and we won't know about that until we know. You know?

You should NOT message me if you're GU (geographically undesirable), unless you're in L.A. a lot AND planning to move to L.A. in the near future. My business is VERY locally focused, so I really CAN'T move. Ok, maybe I would consider Europe under the right conditions.

Also, if you answered the question about giving up the right to vote or right to bear arms with the response that you would give up your voice before your piece...move along, there's nothing to see here. Same with flag burning vs. book burning. Oh, also - if you are poly, I'm not interested. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just that I am looking for a guy i can keep, not just borrow.