...Testosterone, widely and misleadingly understood to be the "male" hormone. Men produce 10 times more testosterone than women, but in their early reproductive years women have 10 times more testosterone than estrogen coursing through their bodies. And many experts now believe that it's the loss of testosterone, and not estrogen, that causes women in midlife to tend to gain weight, feel fatigue and lose mental focus, bone density and muscle tone — as well as their libido. "Testosterone is our most abundant biologically active hormone," says [Dr. Rebecca] Glaser, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine and a leading researcher and advocate of testosterone therapy for women. "Adequate levels of testosterone are necessary for physical and mental health in both sexes."
From my POF profile:
Seeking a thin, fit or 'athletic' (code word for boyish figure) woman who loves to dance, tends to have a romantic view of life in the sense of Kismet but also thinks logically and communicates readily without hidden meaning, isn't looking for perfection or setting unattainable standards now that she's rid of previous entanglements, and can synthesize compatibility out of chaos.
In my past life I have lived for the dance and would like to once again; I appreciate the nautical vibe in the Twin Ports but am not a nature freak or snow lover and think that a great outdoor activity would be to throw a 1920s night dance in Leif Erickson Park.
My other passion is science and engineering and have a lot of myself invested in developing novel solutions to problems in electronics, radio, information technology and at a certain level, space flight. I am proficient in coding in a number of languages and also skilled in hardware design, systems integration, network engineering, etc.; if you need a hand in any of these areas (or washing dishes, herding spiders, etc) I'm your guy.
Finding a companion who enjoys exploring the wonders of advancing knowledge, being physically close, intimate in sharing feelings and desires, and who is a bit out there on the edges of the bell curve in any number of ways is my quest. She is someone who has little regard for conventional metrics of male attractiveness and perhaps has always been attracted to someone much like herself and been put off by male aggressiveness and boorishness. Strong attraction to that slender or skinny type with hairy arms; hair anywhere else (legs, etc.) is a plus as well.
I am partnerless due to years of dealing with tough family health and financial issues; I am at this point free to be 100 percent devoted to making a go of a partnership with another. ...and I thank you for reading this far.