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ret3411

68 M Ridgefield, WA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:09am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Okay), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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First the basics – I am 68 years old. Physically I am 5'10" and 190 lbs, blue eyes and salt and pepper hair. I am divorced (married only once) and do not have children.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I have lived in Philadelphia, Munich, Paris, London and Silicon Valley before I moved to Vancouver WA in the summer of 1996. Professionally I worked with computers and I am now retired. I have always been physically active. For more than 20 years I have studied the Japanese martial art Aikido. I have run marathons in the 2:40s. Now in addition to Aikido I do a little weight training, ride my bike 100 plus miles a week during the summer and swim in the winter. My house is on 4 ½ acres with 900 feet of creekfront and I am very busy working on maintaining and improving the property.

I have fairly wide interests. I have had subscriptions to Portland Center Stage and Artist Repertory Theater since the 1999-2000 season. I enjoy nearly all kinds of movies – good ones. I grew up in Wisconsin when Vince Lombardi coached. Sundays in the fall I like to watch the Packer game in the morning and Masterpiece in the evening. (Watching sports is a seasonal not an every weekend activity. Except for classics like the Rose Bowl or Final Four, pro football is the only sport that I have a “full season” interest in.) The PBS Newshour is my source for TV news. My favorite television program has become Charlie Rose. I enjoy the in depth discussion of the wide range people that he interviews. For drama – Masterpiece and for comedy Doc Martin. I thought Breaking Bad, House of Cards were outstanding. I absolutely abhor this trend to “reality” shows like American Idol.

I enjoy good food and wine. For the past several years friends and I have been making visits to wine country in Oregon, Washington and California to ensure that the wineries continue to produce good wines :-) I enjoy cooking and am an excellent cook. I have a large vegetable garden so that I can have fresher and tastier vegetables.

I enjoy music but it is not a great passion for me and there is not a great spectrum of music I enjoy. Primarily it is jazz, followed by classical. The radio station I listen to is KMHD.

I am looking for the same thing that we all look for – love and lust at first site that lasts forever. I have had love and lust at first sight but clearly it has not lasted forever :-) I am not looking for an email pal, for an activity partner, for a long distance relationship or to do “long term dating.” I am looking for a partner. A life lived together. I know that it will take a good bit of time to get there from first meeting.

I believe that an “aligned” set of interests are an absolute requirement for a happy and successful relationship. Some that we should already have and some that we will add. Those interests are on two levels – a cultural level – theater, travel, current events, good food, movies, reading, … – and a physical level – hiking, cycling, …

I also know that some “unaligned” interests can be “deal killers.” And sometimes it can be the “NOTs.” Sorry to be negative :-) I have come to believe that it is really clarity that is next to godliness :-) Some NOTs to help you in that process of elimination we all do.

I do not smoke (never did) and expect the same from you. I am not in any way spiritual or religious. I do not demean any belief. I write this so that if you are on the opposite end of the spectrum – you go to church every Sunday for example – we are probably not compatible. I do not dance. If you are looking for someone who will go swing dancing in the evenings, I am not your man. I do not downhill ski. I have done cross-country skiing and might take it up again with a partner or snowshoeing. I do not play golf. I have no interest in motorcycles.

Although I do not have any children – due to circumstance – I do like and enjoy them. I consider my relationships with my nephews to be good ones. If you have children and grandchildren, I am expecting that you have and enjoy great relationships with them. And look forward to having these relationships in my life. However, I am at the stage in my life where I am not interested in raising children. If your children are younger than late teens, we are not a good match.

I have no interest in long drawn out email exchanges. When I read a woman’s profile the big question I ask is “Will meeting this woman be interesting and enjoyable ?” If I have contacted you then I have found enough in your profile to think that we might be compatible and am ready meet you for “coffee.” I am happy to email back and forth as a “get to know you conversation” but after 4 or 5 email exchanges it is time for us to set up a meeting.
What I’m doing with my life
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Internet dating :-)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Procrastination :-)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 40–65
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating