Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love life and mine is abundant with great friendships, fun
activities, meaningful work and travel. I also think life is
richer, more fun, and more interesting when shared. I would like to
share my passions and also share in yours. My passion at the moment
is sailboats. I just obtained my skipper's certification with the
goal of chartering in some distant waters. But I have other
passions as well. I like to entertain at home, ski a bit, love the
arts - performing arts and visual arts, dancing to blues, and doing
artwork. I enjoy meeting international people and learning new
perspectives. I like my work but it is not the cornerstone of my
life. My work takes me to the developing world in order to conduct
I think chemistry is important but is not always there in the early
stages of a relationship. I like it when it happens but it will be
your mind that intrigues me most and holds my attention over time.
Chemistry is great for the fun, banter, playfulness, and passion
that undergird a relationship. I am loyal, dependable, fun-loving
with a practical streak and know how to be reciprocal in
relationships. I have no need to control and do not wish to be
controlled. I do love to share and want to be invited to share in
another's life. I love to dream (many are fulfilled) and to listen
to the dreams of another. I also love to support another in pursuit
of his dreams. I love intellectual conversations as much as
intimate personal conversations. I am very active and have the
benefit of a healthy, energetic activity level. I am creative and
tend to think out of the box.
I want someone who is smart and compassionate, is curious and
interested in life and enjoys being with people. I want someone
that I want to be 'sweet' with. Could it be you?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have been wandering around the developing world conducting
research and doing humanitarian work these past few years - well
that is a few weeks a year.
I like my work but work at home (or the cafe at the corner) several
days a week, thus giving me a great deal of flexibility.
My friendships and family relationships matter a lot, so I
socialize quite a bit.
I love sailing race on the Bay.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Conversation and relationships, writing, my work. I do a lot of
other things but am mostly a dilletante at these things. I find
that the process and experience is worth more than the goal. Yet I
do set goals and have achieved many of them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile which reflects my love of people and my enthusiasm for
life. ... my high energy level ... my New Jersey accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: historical novels are my favorites; Kingsolver, Zadie Smith
are some of my favorites.
Movies: independent and off-beat films and anything that has
Music: Blues, jazz, rock, classical - depends on my mood
Food: variety - I eat in the developing world, so it could be
anything. My favorites come from the sea.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family members (children/grandchildren)
Nature especially water in all forms
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create sustainable change in the health of the world... ok,
something lighter too - the wonder of living in San Francisco and
where in the world I want to charter a boat.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Entertaining with friends quite a bit. I cook and I eat... either
way is great. I race on some weekends. Sometimes going to the
symphony. Sometimes dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If it is private that means I will not admit to it publicly in this
forum or it is no longer private. However, in personal
relationships, I tend to be very open. That is probably why I have
a lot of good friendships.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are fun-loving, intelligent and actively involved in life. You
are someone who participates, not an observer of life - One who
treats all people with respect - Someone who thinks outside the box
and is a bit of a risk taker. I would like someone who is active
physically and intellectually stimulating. Conversation is a must.
Boating has always intrigued me and I would like to meet someone
who also loves being on the water - in fact if you sail, that is a
big plus. I would love to share my sport but am very willing to
learn someone else's sport/ pasttime. I value honesty and openness
in relationships and in life. I believe it is important to live
life with as much integrity as I can manage. My special person will
be kind and respectful, someone who enjoys doing things together,
someone who can be romantic, someone who wants to be with me but
doesn't need to own me, someone who is strong enough to be himself
and strong enough to be comfortable with me being myself, someone
who has a positive and inquisitive approach to life. I want someone
who has achieved in his life as I have achieved in mine and
understands that this is defined in many different ways.
I want a relationship, not a convenience connection. I want to
share the fun of living and the inspiration of each other's ideas.
I want to touch, be emotional, banter with our wits, and laugh at
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