Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a bearded, bass-playing, cigar-smoking retired radio
broadcaster and amateur hypnotist. Young at heart, slightly older
other places. :)
Hmm, what else to tell?
I enjoy most of the usual things: reading, computers (I build my
own), dining out, movies, TV, fishing/boating, travel. While I'm
not a sports fanatic, if you are I'll gladly watch a game with
Did I mention that I'm a hypnotist? I am, and pretty good at it. I
started using self-hypnosis long ago to relax and get to sleep
easily. Then a psychologist hypnotized me to help me get over
severe shyness (it worked!), and that showed me just how useful and
powerful it can be. Now I use my own hypnosis skill occasionally to
help others ... but mostly for fun. People are always surprised
that hypnosis isn't anything like what they've seen in movies, and
that trance doesn't "feel like anything special". (Movies and TV
can hypnotize, but what you see on TV and in movies isn't real
I enjoy casual dating, but I'm always hoping to find my ideal woman
for something more serious and long-term. I don't have a "type",
but in general I prefer women who are within a few years of my age
but feel and act younger. My ideal woman should be playful but not
a player; a wee bit adventurous; free to travel on short notice;
comfortable with public displays of affection (PDAs); and live
within a reasonable distance of me.
I "borrowed" this from Dan Landau on WebMD: "A great kiss is an
adventure in itself, not a stepping point to something else." Put
another way, kissing just for the sake of kissing is a lot of fun!
(Was there ever any doubt?) Do you consider yourself a great
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Basically, whatever I want! Retirement does not have to be boring,
and sometimes it isn't even restful, but that's how I like it.
There's always something new to learn, someplace new to see.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My (former) career, building and upgrading computers. I'm a fair
fisherman, can ride a motorcycle and play both guitar and electric
bass, and I've been told I give good back and foot rubs. I'm a good
listener. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, mine are
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My beard, followed by my voice. Some people comment that I "ought
to be in radio" (been there, done that!), others ask me where I'm
from because I do not sound like a native Tennesseean even though I
was born and raised in Gibson County.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I enjoy thrillers, mysteries and classic science fiction; favorite
authors these days are James Patterson, David Baldacci, Spider
Robinson and John Scalzi. For movies, I tend to favor dramas,
mysteries, some sci-fi, comedies and even a few animated features.
On TV, I'm a big fan of the NCIS "franchise", the CSIs and Castle,
also some sitcoms and history/documentary program; not really
interested in "reality" shows. Most of my favorite music comes from
the 1960s and '70s Top 40 charts, but I like anything good (except
rap). I love live music, everything from a guitar player on a
street corner to a concert. When it comes to food, I'll eat just
about anything except beets and "minty" foods.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The Internet; coffee; my Kindle; my car; comfortable shoes. That's
only five; I've saved room for you on this list, just in case.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The "good old days", and things we had then that I'd like to bring
back today. Drive-in movies, a few classic cars, 35-cent-a-gallon
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either checking the movie listings or on a weekend visit to another
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a mole on the side of my right knee. More than that, I'll
have to get to know you.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you enjoy PDAs, holding hands, Ferris wheels, oldies music,
bookstores, coffee, zoos and being ambush-kissed. Or if you need a
computer fixed. :)
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