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graydf

48 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Aug 14
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from high school
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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Moved to Portland in October 2012, after the better part of 25 years lived in NYC. Happy for the changes in lifestyle and loving my new hometown. Would relish some one-on-one with a special guy. So here's hoping!
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a former tour manager for a modern dance company; beyond that I'm pretty contented biking this beautiful city (and beyond). I love hiking and camping, too, and would definitely like to meet guys who enjoy venturing out-of-doors with some regularity. This being Portland, that shouldn't be too hard, but PDX has made it curiously difficult to find single, available comrades. Will the real, single, outdoorsy guys please step up?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Event coordination, baking, cooking, board games Master Mind, Scrabble, and Bananagrams are particular favorites (I love words).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm kind of a glasses fiend, not in quantity so much as style, so I frequently get "I love your glasses!" And I hope they mean it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My brain is definitely motivated musically: Jimmy Scott passed away recently and I wept. And I'm just crazy enough to be joining friends in London this fall to see Kate Bush perform live for the first time in 35 years! Also loved: Stars of the Lid, Fennesz, and David Sylvian just for starters. Not to mention Swing Out Sister (probably I should admit that privately, but there it is), Vladmir Martynov, Frederick Delius, and the film scores of Alexandre Desplat, Mychael Danna, and Leonard Rosenman.

Cinematically (and theatrically), I'm a sucker for melodrama--particularly of the 50s/60s variety: Lana Turner in Peyton Place, Joan Crawford in Sudden Fear, nothing wrong with scaring the sh*t out of Doris Day in Midnight Lace! Then there's Douglas Sirk's ANYTHING (Imitation of Life, All That Heaven Allows, Written On the Wind), and too there's All About Eve, Walk On the Wild Side, and Touch of Evil. In a more current vein, I enjoyed I Am Love; Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven (well it's a Sirk tribute after all) and his Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, too. Not to be remiss, Almodovar's All About My Mother is quite probably my favorite film ever!

My fave writer is James Purdy though I grew up strongly influenced by L. Frank Baum's Ozma of Oz which remains a lifelong favorite (and a very, very gay book!) I recently enjoyed Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness and am a big fan of William Maxwell's mid-century novels, too. I'm currently reading John Rechy's "City of Night" for the first time and it's hypnotic.

While I certainly love all the great food this city has to offer (shout-out to Little Bird and Yolk and Toast), I'm perfectly content steaming up a pot of mussels at home!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm grateful for my 1. good health. I thank my lucky stars for my 2. apartment and neighbors (in Southeast) and this city's phenomenal 3. public transportation. I cherish 4. the ocean in close vicinity (most especially Gearhart). Love my hearing cuz I do love my 5. iTunes library. And what would life be without 6. my beloved bicycle?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
pulling weeds.

But I do try to have an intention of dating somebody special as well.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Contemplating the weekend--brunches, bike rides, wouldn't it be nice to cuddle up with some feller?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that I'm a sucker for old episodes of Lawrence Welk. No joke.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 35–59
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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you think we'd click as friends or enjoy each other's company. Or want to teach me something about this gorgeous city.