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paul_599

66 M Riverton, CT

I’m looking for

  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 57–67
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:37am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Other
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Used up
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from space camp
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Has a kid
Pets
Speaks
English (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Complex man with a simple life seeks smart, grounded, interesting woman, 50s-60s. A killer sense of humor won't hurt. (you'll need it)

Time saver: You did not vote for Mitt Romney.
fyi-1.. My age is correct. I expect same from you.
fyi-2.. Strongly suggest you read a representative sample of my answers to questions. I always read yours. It tells me more than your profile.

Moi:
• Fabulous. (compared to Newt Gingrich)
• Short, fat, and poor. (compared to Brad Pitt)
• Tie-loathing explorer. (endlessly curious)
• Not hip or trendy. (trust me)
• Not a floozy. (loyal as a spaniel)
• Unconventional (rebel without a clue)
• Nature lover. (not Tarzan)
• Not a pirate. (no earrings)
• Informed. (curious and current)
• Enlightened traditional values. (I get it)
• Don't suffer fools. (you get it)
• Not a herd animal. (introvert, three is a crowd)
• Mostly morning person. (sunny side up)
• Sane. Sober. Sensible. (and cerebral)
• Rarely drink (a few drinks a year)
• Been/done global. (air travel is humiliating, no interest in more)
• Wide range of interests (science, politics, history, cool stuff)
• Not the country club type, no golf, no tennis (don't have the clothes)
• I don't need to be entertained.
• I don't spin plates.
• I know what I want. I know what I need. And I know the difference.

You ---- Bright, grounded, interesting, a bit unruly, and ready to rock the boat and have a little fun.
• Not Republican (important).
• Not zoomy new age type (you are rational and DO NOT take too seriously: astrology, voodoo, magic crystals, past lives, etc.).
• Girl-next-door with depth (you are more than meets the eye).
• Seriously smart (curious about the world, politics, history, culture, and fun).
• Grounded (quirky is good, crazy is not good).
• Sense of humor, dry *required*.
• National Geographic sense of wonder.
• You know how to read a map (not kidding).
• Brains count, degrees don't.
• You don't need to be entertained (by me).
• You don't have seven parrots.
• You don't expect me to rope cattle.

You are a REAL grownup with TIME for relationship, a SANE sense of adventure, the FREEDOM for UN-planned weekend expeditions, and OPEN to all night conversations 'til dawn's early light...

Most Important... You have good taste in men. If you have a long history of losers, I'm not your type.

Relationship... No rush. We share what works, don’t push what doesn’t. Over time we build the kind of relationship that works for both of us. Exclusive. Long term. No pouting.

More About Moi:
Not the Starbucks type (trendy), a little rusty in the romance department, and no plans for a life altering makeover. I'm good -- as is.

Humor is my salvation. After the first fifty years most of the big deal gut-wrenchers are behind you and life gets sweet. The trick now is to find a point of view that brings the important stuff into sharp focus. And pushes the nonsense into the blurry background. I've found that place.

I'm solid, understated, introspective, street wise, global aware, philosophic point of view, independent thinker, irreverent, intuitive, comfortable with silence, unboring, and loyal as a puffin.

I live a quiet life in the foothills of the Berkshires. Country living fits my style and I like the pace. Unhurried.

Divorced 18 years... one daughter 35, launched. We are better than best friends. Ask her.

Not born yesterday... six years U.S. Navy, nuclear submarines. Lived in Spain under Franco, Hawaii under Nixon. August '69 while you were at Woodstock, I was in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Seen enough of the world to know how it works. Cultures are different, people are people.

Politics... it matters. Allergic to pious religious-right types (hives). No patience for bigots, or loud mouths like Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, and Beck. The ACLU is a good thing. And if you voted for Mitt Romney, I am not your guy.

Enjoy... history, art, science, ideas, meaningful conversation, and all things Victorian/Edwardian. Love to meet someone who knows a thing or two about “The Age of Innocence” (a la Edith Wharton). Which, btw, was anything but.

Weekends... exploring rides to nowhere (from Stockbridge to Rockport), sunrise from Greylock, New England photo shoots, laid back country inn where everyone walks around in their socks, mountain bike the back roads (i brake for caterpillars), long walks, musing talks, rainy day movies, NPR, Garrison Keillor, c-span's bookTV, snoozy reading, moonlight in Vermont, moody music, dancing in the dark, lusty wine, and glacial pace dinners with lots of wandering conversation...

Love to visit historic homes with an interesting (or scandalous) story and loads of character: Emily Dickinson home in Amherst, John Ashley House in Ashley Falls, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, and William Cullen Bryant homestead in Commington are just a few.

Truth Builds Trust... and saves time and disappointment. My age is correct. My words are true. My pictures are recent and representative. And yours are too.
More Truth -- I have no interest in:
..... golf,
..... cards,
..... tennis,
..... whiners,
..... tattoos,
..... loud mouths,
..... board games,
..... practical jokes,
..... noisy neon glitz (casinos),
..... zoomy new age 'alternative' types (astrology, voodoo, psychic friends, etc.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Loving every minute... which does not mean busy, busy, busy. Nope. I know the art of contemplation, the value of introspection, and the fun of musing. In other words, I don't have to be in motion to be busy. You dig?

Volunteer... with The Trustees Of Reservations (I photograph historic events).

Work... Retired Engineer: I still enjoy science people and other deep thinker types. If I had it to do over, maybe a freelance science writer or whale watch sea captain.

Religion... Atheist (non-practicing)
My personal philosophy is grateful existentialist. I seek peace and understanding, not happiness. But I'm told a little happiness won’t hurt. My Fav Spiritual Mentor: Tevye (from Fiddler)

Photography... mostly a lot of aimless wandering with a camera as pretense to snoop. I'm most at peace trying to capture the mellow moods of landscape, the voltage of a city, or the pulse of a Ferrari.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being there... all my life I've told the select few:
"You can call me any time, day or night, from anywhere in the world. And I will be there." -- They do. And I am.

I'm also pretty good at navigation and smelling BS.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
unflappable, understated, unpretentious, and unique
(occasionally borderline unsettling)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books... non-fiction, history, science, James Thurber (he slays me). Emily Dickinson -- for some reason I actually 'get her' and enjoy the getting. I think we would've made a good deuce.

Movies... historical/period, esp. 19th century (Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, etc.), anything with Jack Nicholson, and my annual November favorite: "Scent of a Woman" (worth it just for the Al Pacino, Gabrielle Anwar tango scene)

Music... 60's street corner acapella doo-whop, Ludwig van B's Ninth, Eagles, early morning birds, bug songs from a meadow at dusk, distant fog horn on a rainy November night, the soothing silence of snow fall in the pines

Food... lasagna, sea food, basically if it doesn't put up too much of a struggle, I'll eat it.

TV... CNBC, MSNBC (R. Maddow, L. O'Donnell), Nova et al, C-SPAN's BookTV, SPEED channel (F1 and Le Mans 24hrs), 19th century stuff (Downton Abbey..)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do without a lot. And have. I spent six years in the Navy (1968-74). Most of that time in a submarine. Well more than two years submerged. It explains a lot. :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The miracle that is planet Earth. And how we are screwing it up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
An artery clogger pizza and a soul-wrenching movie on the couch. Character and story get my attention. No need for explosions or shoot 'em up gore.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't understand why anyone would live in New Jersey.

Here's a few interesting women I would love to have dinner with: Carolyn Porco, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Helena Bonham Carter, Robin Wright (author/journalist), Christiane Amanpour, Tina Fey, and Rachel Maddow. There is a pattern here. Can you see it?

fyi.. I'm a down the middle INTJ . Look it up.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are looking for an intelligent, interesting man with solid character, bone dry sense of humor, and loves the road less traveled.

And, you've read my profile and think.... "maybe."