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50 Tampa, FL Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 28–55
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 2:00am
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
A little extra
Strictly anything
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has a kid
Has dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), C++ (Poorly), Other (Poorly), Portuguese (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Here's me:

I've got a young school age son. I'm not a single parent, I'm a co-parent with my ex-wife. It takes a good bit of sacrifice from both sides and this works best for the little wounder. The OKCutie Tango42 wrote in her profile that relationships are 60/40 with both people giving 60%, I'd like to think co-parenting is like that. We have him involved in a bunch of after school/weekend activities and its manageable with two people looking out for his best interests.

I really enjoy NPR, I listen to it in the morning for the news and its a toss up between that and music for drive time on the way home. My son and enjoy A Prairie Home Companion Sundays and the team tunes it in if we are sailing. I've got eclectic tastes for music with a slight preference for indie, world, and new folk; and I enjoy live shows in small venues over large productions unless its someone like David Byrne. Then again, isn't Tampa Theatre a small venue?

I love a bargain at a yard sale and when a strong wind pushes the boat. I enjoy fishing and kayaking; but I'm ginger, so I try to stay covered up in the sun. I'm a nerd. I work on my own cars, and gain a great sense of accomplishment from a series of challenges. I like to camp and am considering ditching the sedan for an old vw micro bus which I would make my daily driver (but this isn't going to happen, though I may trade up for a v90 from a 240). I frequently take my dog to the beach, and consider her needs as important too.

Many talk about loving the beach: I love the beach too; though I'd prefer to see it while fishing from a boat, or to sail there and get out to frog around or cook; I enjoy going there in the late afternoon or early morning for a swim. I'd never "lay out." I love the beach like I love estuaries. I go there to do something. When do weekends at the beach, I dig in the sand with my son, and boogie board, or surf, or fish; and get up early to catch the tidal ebb and search for shells. I could do sunsets at the beach too.

Yard Sales:
I purchased some incredible things at a yard sales (a bad ass chair, and one that stunk of cat that I recycled, a chunk of petrified wood, an antique pair of Tailor's Scissors, a warn calcutta reel for 3.00 dollars {and I fixed it}, dog toys which once were a child's stuffed animals {Maya loves the novelty of a new toy} -- the list gets larger and larger), and I made my own window screen from raw lumber with the planer and other power tools from yard sales. I've learned that the only coffee mugs at yard sales are one's people find faulty, people don't sell coffee mugs they like.

I am active, charming, thoughtful

and sometimes I don't complete my sentences.

When its something important, I do a good deal of thinking before I make decisions and you can be pretty confident that I've considered the possibilities.

I miss contra dancing, Swing and ballroom dancing, and txting with people who are verbal and witty. I miss dancing more and while I've been out several times lately, and find I miss dancing with a partner. Also, I need new dance clothes -- the styles have changed, men carry kerchiefs now and they wear kilts which is cool.

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What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am working to assure to the best future for my son. And I am seeking someone like you! Yes, you.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Statistics, volvos and mgbs, fishing, camping, sailing, grilling and crock pots; being a dad. I'm developing skill in grant writing. I thought I was good at spying items at yard sales, only to learn that if someone sells a really cool coffee mug at a yard sale, it's likely because something's wrong with it - the handle's not right, its lip is funky making it funky to drink from, it spills easily... what ever, people don't sell loved coffee mugs.

Things I don't want to be good at but am:
Reheating the second portion of meals cooked for two -- its getting old.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Questions like this would not be on that list. Honestly, there's not much we really can't live without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about questions OK Cupid (most should be ok stupid questions) (Not a lot, but while i visit the site).

I find myself wanting to answer questions just so I can fill in the comment section. Some answers lack the depth and I want to add a few details to more capture me. For example, the question about cats -- I like cats, but don't know how to cook them. Some questions are good but the answers available make no sense to me. Other questions are bad, and commenting is a way of making fun of them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately, and this is only lately, its working on to speak. I have a new (now 15 months old) puppy and her behavior dictates which 'craft project' happens next.

My puppy, now an adolescent dog, is in an ongoing chewing, most recently, my crafting has been to restore to function what ever she has chewed. My tools: Glue, melting plastic, thread and needle, epoxy, what ever it takes to return what ever it was into some semblance of function. Wood items are typically a total loss, kitchen utensils, I replace (Today, early March, she got one of my new bamboo spoons!). Toys are a mix bag, it depends, cars and models, simple; action figures, restored and handi-capable . My recent achievement was to solider the tiny wires in my usb mouse after the puppy severed the cord (I've learned much about the usb mouse.... did you know that their parts are interchangeable, that you could add usb jack to a mouse or change the color of the led?) After repairing the mouse twice, she got to it again and took to gnawing on the plastic, making it a useless chuck. Currently, I am mouseless and find that working in the gui environment somewhat cumbersome. Im not mouseless, -- got a wireless one, and she got to it while I was out of the room--

With the Key Flob incident, she's learning to appreciate the inside of her crate. I can get her to go there on command, she gets toys for going there, bones get chewed there, and I feel a little more secure with her locked inside when I'm working.

this next one was not a friday, but a Saturday. My brother gave my his flat digital tv because it wasn't working... so I took it apart, found what appeared to be wrong, soldered in a few capacitors (available at radio shack if you can believe that). It took some google searching, but consensus pointed to capacitors -- no one had video, pics, or descriptions showing the location or detailing how to get to those, but it appeared easy enough for my stump like fingers, the tv was fixed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I listen to public radio but don't contribute (I listen to two public radio stations, one more than the other; but I don't contribute to the one I listen to the most - - I don't feel emotionally attached to the station. The other station, I volunteer with and contribute as well).
You should message me if
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If you feel curious about something.

If you enjoy engaging conversation.

If you'd be open to going sailing with a group of academics who don't take themselves seriously at all.

If you need a dancing partner for a night of dancing or a dance class.

If you'd like to learn to dance without going to a class, but need someone help break the ice whom you can ditch later.

You have something broken that needs fixing (a flat panel digital tv, your heart, a volvo, plastic items chewed by your dog, your bicycle, no cell phones please)

If you want to take me horseback riding.