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53 Oakland, CA Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 45–60
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Aug 27
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Graduated from university
Politics / Government
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly), German (Poorly)
My self-summary
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When I'm not taking long walks, cooking healthy meals or baking delicious unhealthy desserts, I'm with long-time friends or out exploring either the natural world or urban life.

I work full time in a great job; I value the fact that my work has a positive impact on our community. I strive to have balance in my life, and regular workouts at the gym help keep me sane (and fit). I have been known to take a 10 mile urban walk on a beautiful Sunday just for the pleasure of it.

I have lived in Oakland for more than half my life, and feel deeply connected to this place. If I want to walk around Lake Merritt, I prefer to start my walk from home four miles away, so that I can take in more of my city on the way there.

I am an avid reader and my favorite authors include Salman Rushdie, David Foster Wallace, Michael Chabon and Vikram Seth. I enjoy live theater and visiting museums. I have a zest and enthusiasm to learn about other people and I love lively conversations.

Years ago, I won first prize from the American Homebrew Association and was published in Zymurgy magazine.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am currently in a great job in the public sector; I love having satisfying, challenging work. My kids are grown and (mostly) on their own, so I have more time for exploring my interests. I'm hoping to spend more time hiking and kayaking, and exploring this beautiful area where I've lived for so long.

I would love to meet someone who would enjoy going to the Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players and Aurora Theater with me. Visits to SFMOMA and the De Young would be a bonus.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Baking cookies, cakes and pies.
Cooking delicious, healthy meals.
Walking farther than you'd think.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile (unless I'm wearing a skirt).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I enjoy novels, as well as memoirs and other forms of non-fiction. Favorite authors include Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, David Foster Wallace, Michael Chabon and Oliver Sacks.

I don't go to the movies much, and don't have a TV (although I've been watching the Dick Van Dyke show on Netflix lately); I prefer live theater to TV and movies. I listen to This American Life, Radiolab, and generally way more NPR than is probably advisable.

I eat everything except fast/junk food; my preference is for lots of fresh veggies with little adornment, and a small amount of meat or fish on the side.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My kids, my friends, my proximity to public transit, a good workout, the Berkeley Bowl and time outside in the sun.
You should message me if
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If you can do Saturday but don't even bother with Monday or Tuesday, and Sunday often makes you laugh, then write to me and let me know that you understand what that means. Random guesses are also appreciated.