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withoutapaddle1

62 Seattle, WA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 49–64
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Feb 26
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other
Sign
Capricorn, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Has a kid
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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It took me less than 15 minutes to write a Craig's List post to sell my 4Runner. And (drum roll) it worked! But I seem clueless about OKC.

My first attempt came out too serious. The entire purpose of my life sounded like Contemplation of Mankind. My second attempt went too far in the other direction. I sounded like a K-Mart shopper, gazing at a wall of flatscreens all tuned into The Price Is Right.

It's not that I dislike Drew Carey. Or that I wouldn't love to snuggle up with someone special, both of us getting progressively distracted and forgetting that the Price Is Right was still on.

I thought about leading with my enjoyment of vacuuming. Not just because cleanliness is next to you-know-what, but because you can make the nap of the carpet stand up with that unwalked on look.

There was also the story about my friend's near death in high school and his matter-of-fact statement to me that he had learned the secret to life, which was saying yes to everything. But instead of all that, I have decided to go with the following:

I experience my life from the inside as something spectacular and extraordinary, even though from the outside it looks outrageously ordinary. I am a dad like many other dads. But I can't believe that I get to be my son's dad. I work like most people to pay my bills. But I cannot believe that I get to do most of it from home by researching and writing about things that matter to me. I also teach, just like many people. But I cannot believe some of the amazing discussions that take place with my students.

I think of myself as the falling-in-love, romantic type. Partly because I tend to experience deeply, partly because certain qualities in people are ridiculously attractive to me, and partly who knows. I am much more of the road-tripping-around-the-Northwest type than the off-to-the-airport type, and I would rather have casual Thai or Indian or burgers than dine somewhere formal. Still, lists of activities like this don't make a lot of sense to me when I am thinking about a special someone. When two people share that kind of connection, activities stop feeling like mere activities.

I am bad at telling good jokes. But I am good at telling bad jokes (what happens to frogs when they park in a no parking zone; what one cannibal said to the other cannibal when they started eating the clown; what you call cheese that isn't yours). And because they are politically incorrect, I also enjoy demented jokes (why the baby crossed the road). So please do not hesitate to reply if you are demented.

I feel like I should end with something constructive. Did you know that every car has a little arrow next to the gas gauge showing which side the gas cap is on? Thank you for reading :)
What I’m doing with my life
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Teaching and researching and writing; being a dad, son, brother; pretending I can play chords on the piano with my left hand; fantasizing about a girlfriend.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Understanding where other people are coming from and feeling at home with a wide variety of people, especially kids.

Teaching and writing in a way that makes complicated things easier to understand.

Enjoying the outdoors, pretty much regardless of the spot.

Fantasizing about a girlfriend.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I try not to think about it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: (I am arbitrarily limiting it to the letter S): Staind, S. Bareilles, S. Evans, S. McLaughlin, A. Sanchez, The Script, D. Straits, Switchfoot, JC Superstar, SRV, F. Sinatra, The Strokes, M & Sons, Samuel Jon Samuelsson, Symphonies by Mahler. Movies: The Abyss, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Squid and the Whale, The Forgotten, School of Rock, Crazy/Beautiful, Pay It Forward, Independence Day, Van Helsing, You Can Count on Me. TV: Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Dark Blue, Without a Trace, The Good Wife, the Law and Orders (including re-runs that I have seen 6-7 times), The Price is Right, Sanford and Son. Books: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The Human Condition, Sphere, The Unsettling of America, Equus, The Music Lesson, Absalom, Absalom, anything by James Hillman. Food: I get to skip food because I went on and on and on about the other stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My son
Feeling helpful
Conversation and Music
Exercise.
Being outdoors
Island ferries (hint hint)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to be helpful to my son
How to be helpful to my parents
The content of whatever I'm writing
How things in the world are connected
What to do about a girlfriend
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At the gym
Watching TV
At a high school event
Fantasizing about a girlfriend
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dang it. Just when we were getting to the good part. My mom is yelling, "Dinner's ready!" so I better go.
You should message me if
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I don't know how to answer this one. It seems up to you not me.