Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I changed careers after 30 years and started my own business. What
a relief and a pleasure to have freedom from decision by committee!
Now I have time to enjoy a dog's wagging tail, the smell of the
woods after a storm, sweet potato fries and a cold beer. It would
be lovely to have a friend who is quirky and nuanced and fun to
talk with, is physically active, and well-educated, or maybe just
well-read. Could you also be a lover of the outdoors so we can
hike, fish, kayak and snowshoe together? I go to the museum shop
first. I confess an addiction to Starbucks. I'm pretty sure my
daughters are the most brilliant and amazing offspring ever
produced. I collect modern first editions. I'm a licensed private
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have my own business doing what I love. On the weekends, I am
hiking the Adirondack mountains with fire towers. Evenings, I
searching online for a log cabin on a lake.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Avoiding confrontation, reading to children, organizing other
people's stuff, kissing, making chicken soup, baiting a hook, and
paddling a kayak into quiet places.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books by Bernard Malamud, Anne Tyler, Jim Harrison, Larry McMurtry,
Elizabeth Berg, Jerzy Kosinski, Ann Patchett, John Irving, Philip
Roth, E.L. Doctorow, and John Cheever. I like reading non-fiction
about the Shackleton expedition and the Civil War. Indian food is
my favorite, but I will try just about anything except shellfish
(allergic, unfortunately). I have the lyrics to most Broadway shows
memorized. I also love classical music, Irish music, bluegrass,
folk and country. I'll watch any movie except slasher films and
ones where the CGI is more important than the plot. Love to travel
- places with an I especially - Ireland, Italy, and India.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughters, my sister, my dogs, my books, my kayaks, and my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Dogs and what they are thinking. Where to travel next. Why people
are so unnecessarily cruel to each other.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Prone on the sofa with a cup of tea, a book, and a dog or two next
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am not a cougar. Young men should look elsewhere. But apparently
young men never scroll down this far when reading profiles.
You should message me if
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You are a calm, confident man with an interesting life, your own
friends and hobbies. You enjoy conversations about places you've
been to, dogs you've shared your life with, great food you've
eaten, books you've read, authors you admire. You know how to talk
AND to listen.
Who are you looking for?
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