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64 New York, NY Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 55–66
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

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My self-summary
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I’m an independent self-starter, prodigious reader and theater buff looking for an equally independent guy who also wants companionship to explore our passions and "be there" for each other. At 63, marriage is less important than finding a best friend, confidant, lover with whom to share life’s joys – and, if need be, its downsides. (I've never been married but was in a long-term live-together relationship. Co-habiting is less important now than the partnership I'm seeking.) I 'm looking for someone who's funny, sweet, thoughtful, creative, politically-aware, adventurous and open-minded, motivated and interested in, well, everything! I prefer someone who has kids and has a good relationship with them.

I'm the very proud mom of a daughter who's a sophomore studying engineering at a wonderful and exciting university. She's close enough for us to visit - and far enough for her to cherish her independence and spread her wings. So I'm now facing the proverbial empty nest. This has meant more time to do the things I love to do - and I'd love to share my time with the right man, sharing his passions as well.

A bit about what I do: I created and run a small publishing and walking tour business (I work solo), focusing on ethnic food and culture in NYC. I have backgrounds in education and journalism. I've written several books. Twelve years ago I became a special education resource room teacher. and I now teach at a small school within bicycling distance of home. I love being paid to do work that's important and satisfying - and having long summers off.

I love to read, cook, travel, ride my bicycle (I took many overseas bike tours before adopting my daughter), and go to movies and LOTS of theater. I’m a jazz fan and love almost anything having to do with NYC. I'm fortunate to live near one of Manhattan's most beautiful parks.

I am a good friend to my friends. I love hosting dinners for them.

You? A mensch! Someone who cares about the world around you. You should love reading, whether it's the New York Times, the New Yorker, fiction, non-fiction. My favorites include Colum McCann's amazing novel "Let the Great World Spin," Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" and Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland." What are yours? To me great books are like gourmet meals. I love the feeling that comes with finishing a delicious book. But I also feel sad when the “meal” is over and I often hunger for second helpings from that author.

You should be kind, independent, smart, politically aware – and liberal. Be serious but not take yourself too seriously. Be able to laugh at the awkwardness of Internet dating - but realize that at our age it may be the best way to find a great person!

You should be passionate about what you do, in work and for fun. Be idealistic despite all the hypocrisy around us. But be pragmatic, too. Be willing to try new things - open to other cultures, movies, food, books.

You should not be overly compulsive or formal. I'm quite informal and rarely wear makeup. I'm told I look a lot younger than my age... but I don't lie about it and presume you don't, either.

You should be a healthy eater. I love to eat, but in recent years have changed to healthier (and more delicious!) food. I find that many countries I travel to have wonderful cuisines and use great ingredients! I love greenmarkets and know the best neighborhoods to buy produce. Can we cook together?

Re-entering the dating/partnership world is a big step. Navigating this world is intimidating. Although I've done many things alone and don't really mind it/ I'd like to share more of my life with the right person - maybe you!

PS: Do not "flirt" and don't contact me if you don't live in or near Manhattan.
What I’m doing with my life
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I support my daughter and myself (and my passions) by working as a special education resource room teacher, which means that I work with small groups of students with learning disabilities. I'm in my 12th year of teaching and preceded that with a range of writing, editorial and research jobs, with a four-year "intermission" living in South Africa (where I was able to do a fair amount of writing). I publish an occasional newsletter related to food and neighborhoods in New York City and takes lots of photos! I love to swim! I'm enjoying the new freedom of the empty nest - but am also intimidated by it!
I’m really good at
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exploring, writing about, and leading food-themed walking tours in NYC's ethnic neighborhoods as part of a business I created 14 years ago. My book about NY food, entitled Nosh New York, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2003. While I'd love to update it, this probably won't happen until I retire from teaching in a few years! I'm very much into the idea of food as a gateway to new cultures - and a way to foster peace.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Andre Schwarz-Bart's "The Last of the Just" was my first favorite book as an adult (I loved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books as a child); more recent favorites include Colum McCann's masterpiece "Let The Great World Spin," Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" and Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland"; all-time favorite movie is Paul Mazursky's "Next Stop, Greenwich Village." My two favorite Broadway shows are the play "Jerusalem," which was in NYC in 2011, starring the remarkable Mark Rylance, and I'm a fan of the musical "Finian's Rainbow," which surprised me with its political depth and brilliant lyrics. In early 2015 I was captivated by the brilliant play "The Curious Incident of the Dog At Nighttime.
Food: Take me to an ethnic neighborhood of NYC and I'll take you to the best eateries... or surprise me with your own favorites (or your cooking!). Not interested in so-called "in" neighborhoods; have never eaten in "hipster" Williamsburg but do know the delis and shops in kosher Williamsburg!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Being a mom to my wonderful daughter
2. New York City & opportunities to travel to other world cities
3. My bicycle
4. Sunshine
5. Time
6. Friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... how to finish all the things I want to do, including reading books, seeing theater, creating photo essays, exploring NYC, my next trip, seeing my daughter through to happy, stable adulthood..

... giving away lots of stuff I don't have the heart to give away. (I'm not hoarder but I am very sentimental so I hold on to things that I should have given away long ago.)

... and being here and finding a wonderful person to share life with!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... there is no "typical" Friday night. Sometimes it's "happy Friday" with my colleagues. Other times it's going out to dinner with friends in one of NYC's great neighborhoods. Still other times it's going to MOMA, theater or movies... and other times it's coming home, reading, vegging out and making sure I see the Friday night edition of Rachel Maddow!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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... not in writing!
You should message me if
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you've read my profile thoroughly and feel that we truly share similar values, experiences and goals. No response if you live far away and/or have clearly not read about who I am. Ditto if you can't write a good grammatical sentence. Also, please be honest about your age. THe truth will come out at some point if you're not. It's a waste of time if you can't follow these simple requests.