Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ladies, I'm having so much fun with the Q&As here, that I'm
questioning the need to fill out the essays. Many of the Q&As
can tell a lot about you, esp. if you add a little personality in
the "explanation" field -- heck, it's not that unlike meeting for
coffee or a drink and asking each other questions. With some of
you, I feel I've already got our first date out of the way! :)
Kudos to whomever came up with this approach!
I'm very open, if not completely transparent, tho not w/o being
asked -- so feel free to ask me ANYthing you'd like to know (like
you would if we were enjoying coffee together for the first, maybe
second, time). All questions allowed; answers, optional. :) Can we
start by just having some fun here? :)
OK, what isn't revealed in my answers: I'm a local boy with a love
of the desert southwest; I'm #5 of 12 siblings -- yep, I was raised
VERY catholic too, but I left that far behind in favor of true
spirituality; my politics (values) are socially liberal, fiscally
responsible; my natural manners are a bit old-fashioned -- I'm
decidedly masculine but defy most western male stereotypes -- I
want a romantic partnership that enjoys traditional gender roles
AND true equality too; I was partnered/married for 17 yrs, have
been single too long, and am available and ready for a lifelong
Well, I hope you have more questions now than before. If so, keep
reading with an open heart and easy smile. If still intrigued,
let's get together and talk.
ps: this site's match % ratings don't mean much to me because I've
taken every opportunity to playfully answer the questions upon
which they are based. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
redefining my role (yet again) after 23+ yrs with the same great
company; enjoying my completely remodeled 1914 craftsman (ya, I did
it!); planning my next trip; looking for ways to move my retirement
date forward! :) AND reconnecting with my beloved son after too
many years estranged. I'm happy!!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
most anything I apply myself to; creating beauty; listening &
seeing both sides; being an uncle; acting no older than the
situation calls for; making, building, fixing things; getting my
orchids to re-bloom; negotiating major purchases; racquetball &
skiing; entertaining, cooking (shhh!), avoiding the ironing ...
anything with my hands, and kissing (so I've been told).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Facing them? my eyes, the enviable shape of my bald head, my
inquisitive nature, how easy I am to talk with, that I'm genuinely
interested in THEM.
Or away? my back side
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
listing my "favorites" tends to dilute the very meaning of the word
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
supportive family & friends
contribution, nurturing/giving, creating beauty
an inspiring dream, self-improvement
music & dance
great food, luscious wine, and aromatic spirits
bathing in life, stimulating my senses -- esp touch, taste, smell
(sensual, not necessarily sexual)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"A lot of time," no; but I have mused as to why women so readily
answer personal questions on this public forum that they'd consider
rude and would never answer if asked in private by the guy sitting
across from them ... answers that I don't want to know before
making the connection I seek nor want the world to know after
making that connection. Given the chance, maybe we're all voyeurs
and exhibitionists ...
Oh, and why people aren't more playful on these forums -- AND why
I'm filling out more of these essays despite my better judgment? :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
When not dating nor in a relationship -- I'm out with a friends,
checking out a new restaurant, and/or finalizing plans for the
When dating or in a relationship -- I'm enjoying you and whatever
else we choose to do, maybe checking out a new restaurant too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You mean like something I don't just tell everyone, right? Isn't
this the internet dude? ;o)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-- You are an attractive, feminine, adventurous, genuine, playful,
fit, very active and youthful woman who can keep up and even
challenge me -- you probably think I can't keep up with YOU.
-- You love to travel, both to relax and to experience the ways and
rhythms of other cultures;
-- You are omnivorous -- and LOVE celebrating life with great food,
fine spirits, and intimate conversation with close company;
-- You are ready for your last and best ever romantic relationship;
you are ready to fall in love and grow an intimate partnership,
that inspires the best in each of us, and treasures "we" as bigger
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.