I would love to find a complementary partner--not a mirror image of me. The future holds promise of a happy co-existence. The past is the past and we all have one, so no looking back. No one is perfect, least of all me, no place for criticism or cynicism. There's always a place for skepticism though.
So, let's be easy-breezy with each other, compatible, mostly on the same page, having each others back, feeling lucky to go to sleep and wake up together. No drama, no sturm und drang. All relationships take some work and working out but I'm easy-going and hope you will be too. If we grow old together the world will throw us enough loops, we should make life easier for one another, not harder.
I read this quote somewhere and I think it appropriate for what I can give and hope to receive:
“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
― Seán O'Casey
These are the basics of who I am looking for: progressive, thoughtful (meaning someone who thinks), kind, mostly honest (no longer interested in 100%--some things better kept in the dark), funny, smart, left of center. Active and reasonably fit. Age-appropriate (50ish-68-really, not just profile-wise). Local enough (one hour, one bridge or tunnel). Sensual and sensuous; physical touch, smell and exuberance are attractive.
For you to know about me: the most rigid thing is that I am very dedicated to social change and progressive politics--that can be the biggest dealbreaker. I am also smart, funny, kind, energetic in lifestyle, softer in judgement and expectations with age, hard-worker, good friend, embracing culture, both high-brow and and good low-down fun. Bit of a foodie, artsy, with an intellectual bent but hopefully not pretentious. The only thing I will characterize about myself as outstanding is kissing--I may be the best kisser around. After that--well, I'm not saying!
If you're under 50, we're not a match. If you're under 40 you can't be looking at women in their late 50s for any honest or straightforward reason. If you're half-naked or fully naked in your photo, you should be ashamed of yourself. I'm not lonely or desperate or looking for a booty call or boy-toy.
Finally, two more things on the topic of age: please be honest about it, if not in your profile, then in a first message.
If this seems to make sense to you, write me a note. If not, I wish you every happiness and the good fortune to find what you are looking for.