Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Before I describe myself, let me explain why I’m here. I am looking
for the “big relationship”; romantic, passionate and full of loving
kindness, mutual respect and trust. Everyone on here says that, but
I think it is hard to find. At middle age, we are all a bit damaged
and perhaps less inclined to love someone new with a totally open
heart. But I believe dating websites are really in the “hope
business” and if we keep trying, there is a joyful future awaiting
My ideal is a house full of visiting kids, his and mine and their
friends …..chatter and music punctuated by happy barking dogs. I
have had a big life, with a high profile career, lots of travel and
drama, so this ideal is something I’ve missed and very much long
for. Ours is the house where the kids want to hang for the
Now, about me. It’s tricky to write about myself because I tend to
defy categorization – I am a flurry of contradictions. But here
I have had a busy, far-flung career through many of the world’s
journalistic hotspots and have seen the worst of mankind but I have
kept a youthful outlook and believe in the end there is hope for us
all. Big issues are solved by small personal actions and I try to
fit volunteering with the homeless in whenever I can.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love the world's great cities; especially the Italian ones but I
crave being out in wild nature. I lament that it gets harder and
harder to find it these days. I’m a city girl who spent a brilliant
two weeks in the bush at Gwaii Hanaas in Haida Gwaii, (Queen
Charlottes). But I feel just as at home in NYC and Chicago.
Self-centeredness is a turn off for me. Also, I like nice things as
much as the next girl but incessant shopping and label-hounding is
a bore. That said I can be a girly-girl and I take pretty good care
of myself and love clothes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read New Yorker, Harpers, and a lot of non-fiction including
Gladwell and Bryson. Carolyn Knapp, Susan Cheever and her father
John, Pat Conroy, Jean Vanier and Thich Nhat Hanh have all impacted
my life in significant ways.
On television, I love The Office from both countries. Walking Dead
is great. The first season of The Wire is a miracle.
My taste in films is all over the map. Indie films are cool but I
get kick out of schlock horror too. Shawshank Redemption,
Apocalypse Now, Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Grey Gardens and
Spinal Tap are in my top ten.
Musically I love the Smiths and the Cure along with Patsy Cline,
Blue Rodeo, Cold Play and Tafelmusik. Of course, Joni, Neil and
Gordon top my singer-songwriter list. I saw Carrie Underwood in
Hamilton and she was amazing.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.