Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to laugh and smile. I try not to hurt creatures of any kind.
I've come to believe the planet has a better chance to survive
without mankind and will likely win in the end. I wish more people
were progressive thinkers and I'm glad I live in Portland because
there are so many.
Originally from NY, I moved here from the Midwest in '91 and can't
think of a nicer place i'd rather be. Portland has so much to
offer...beautiful topography, intelligent people, great food...all
around plenty of options and a variety of things to keep one
entertained. Of course, it would be so much nicer if instead of
one, there were two of us taking advantage of all the goodness
here. That's why, I suppose, you and I are on OKC...to find someone
to share life's adventures with.
I'm interested in meeting a woman who is genuinely a nice person.
Someone who is active, has a lot of interests, maybe even is
passionate about one or more things... Me? I have a lot of
interests and friends have told me I concentrate a lot of energy on
new infatuations. I am actually very social and easily persuaded to
head outside and ski or hike or dine out or socialize with friends.
Up until a year and a half ago, I used to rock climb but now I've
gravitated toward studying classical guitar. What I miss about rock
climbing is all the social interaction but I get similar challenges
from classical guitar (hard to believe, but I think classical
guitar is way harder!). Me being non-religious and left of center
politically, what I'm not wanting in a companion is someone with a
religious bent or someone who's politics are of a conservative
I like to think of myself as your typical nice guy. I think I'm
pretty empathetic and sensitive. I think I have an affinity with
animals of all stripes. What else can I say, hmmm...I'm somewhat
handy? I have a parking strip vegetable garden? I'm a decent cook
and enjoy trying new recipes? I think humility is a nice trait and
there's plenty of it in my veins?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As I mentioned, I started classical guitar lessons. It's
challenging to say the least, but I find so much of the repertoire
full of beautiful music. It does take away from my social time but
then again, the solace and focus of it can be meditative.
So to counteract the amount of time I'm sitting on my butt, I try
to take time during the weekend and get a hike in when I can. In
spite of the fact that I've lived here for over 20 years, I've
recently discovered the conveniently close short hiking trails in
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Recently read The Kitchen House, All the Light we Cannot See, This
is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, The Circle by Dave Eggers,
Station Eleven, Cloud Atlas, and started on The Enchanted. I
ditched my television years ago but I admit I'll sneak time on
YouTube watching old movies and Twilight Zones occasionally. I did
catch a day's worth of the blues festival last year and was mostly
pleased with what I saw/heard. There's a lot of talent in Portland.
I listen to just about anything - from jazz to blues to soul and
funk and R&B to folk and alt-country to classical to drum and
beat...but lately it's been mostly classical guitarists. The same
for food - I like trying new dishes and being adventurous. And
pizza. Ah, pizza.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, laughter, beauty, a great meal, a stimulating thought, a
feeling of self worth. And friends. How can I do without my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
out enjoying the company of friends.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You don't smoke,
you are not religious,
you are left of center politically,
you are not self-absorbed,
you are not narcissistic,
you are a nice person,
you are genuine,
you can laugh at yourself,
you're looking for a partner, not someone to do the muscle work
around the house,
you think life is both wonderful and sad.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.