It seems that many people like the "romantic" version of the wilderness, but when they are actually in it they become uncomfortable. Something about the perceived loss of conveniences. Nevertheless, I live in a wonderful cabin with every modern convenience you can think of, at least the ones I choose to have.
Overall, I am looking for someone to share experiences with and who can appreciate learning new things. Age is not a serious concern because the nicest and most caring people I've ever met are from a variety of ages: younger to older than me. I am the most comfortable with people who think in a mature way (especially about serious issues) and have a good sense of humor (and can act like a moron from time to time), yet see the world for what it really is.
A message to the women on okcupid:
Having spent time reading numerous profiles, I've found that in general the women on this site are extremely cautious and protect themselves from predatory men who only want sex rather than a relationship. Many men are idiots and think only with their smaller heads. From what I have read, and yes, I read all the profiles throughly including the questions you answered, I am ashamed to be a guy. Women have it bad. You try to put yourself out there and be honest and open, yet protect yourself at the same time. It is an impossible task, which ultimately doesn't mean much because the men just ignore it anyway and continue to stare at your boobs.
This has made it difficult for guys like me, the nice ones who are honest and considerate, to be taken seriously. This doesn't happen all the time, but enough to make being on this site uncomfortable. I've been scammed three times already, so it is not just woman who must deal with shit-eating people. However, you still have it way worse than I do. Nevertheless, at least give me a good look-over rather than thinking I'm another wack-job. I'm actually nice.
So if you think these several paragraphs are only a psychological ploy to lull you into complacency that results in sex, then you're not someone I want to be with. For the rest of you, I highly recommend interacting with hobbits. We're cool.
P. S. We have all joined a human shopping network and at times it doesn't seem fair or even nice. If I don't answer your messages, it is not because ultimately I would never be interested in you as a person, especially if we had actually met. Given the context, we all just have to pick and choose then move on. Please know that I appreciate everyone's comments and the time they took to review my profile.