When I think of that I think of the Death Cab for Cutie lyrics:
[i]You may tire of me as our December sun is setting
'Cause I'm not who I used to be
No longer easy on the eyes
These wrinkles masterfully disguise
The youthful boy below
who turned your way and saw
Something he was not looking for
Both a beginning and an end
But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize
When he catches his reflection on accident [/i]
Boy meeting girl was once so effortless. Girls were everywhere and they wanted to meet boys and we seemed to be drawn to one another for all kinds of reasons. We were all so beautiful then.
There were so many places to meet but now we don't get out as much. We now seem to be consigned to the dreadful world of meeting online. I would much rather meet in person because it only takes a moment to tell whether there is any attraction and if there isn't we go our way.
The spirit and wonder and sensuality of youth still burns strong inside of me and I can see those same youthful qualities in some women I meet
About me: I am mentally stable, not a serial dater nor am I specifically looking for a one time "intimate encounter" but I might be up for it if the mood is right. That’s right: I expect sex out of a romantic relationship, so if you have given up in that department we wouldn’t be a good match.
I am not one to hang on to a relationship if it is going bad, but I remain good friends with almost all women I have dated since I have been single. I like bicycling and have both a pretty decent road bike and a mountain bike. I like putting my bike on my rack and driving to somewhere I’ve never been and discovering something new. I love to cook and I’m pretty darned good at it. I also have a great affinity for wine and like to go to tastings but not so much those cattle calls they have on fairgrounds in the summer, invariably on the hottest days. I prefer driving to the wineries and making a day of it.
Music? I appreciate all kinds of music and follow the development of new bands and new music with great enthusiasm. Love going to live performances of talented artists. I have over 4,000 songs on my iPod and can identify most of them on the first measure.
Also like travel both near and far and I’m looking for a traveling partner.
Three things I think are highly overrated: Starbucks coffee, Jason Mraz and goat cheese.
Here is what I admire in a woman: a sense of adventure, a sense of style, fitness, sensuality, intelligence, independence, honesty, and most of all emotional stability.
What am I looking for? I am not afraid of living alone nor am I afraid of a committed relationship. I think we are all looking for The One. Some of us never find that person and others are very fortunate. It seems like the harder you look the more disappointed you become. But I refuse to be disheartened. So I plan on enjoying the journey and hope to find new friends along the way. I hope to meet people I can connect with; it is just as important to me to gain a good friend as it is to find someone to love.