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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
Yesterday – 6:41pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Status
Single
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly), German (Poorly)

My self-summary

When I'm not taking long walks, cooking healthy meals or baking delicious unhealthy desserts, I'm with long-time friends, enjoying life with my teenage kids and otherwise engaging my intellectual curiosity and cultural interests.

I find satisfaction in my work; 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

For the past 21 years, I've been raising a couple of amazing kids. Teenagers are a different breed altogether; the mixture of pleasure and exasperation that comes with parenting teens provides unexpected opportunities for insight and learning. It's the most satisfying and perplexing experience I can imagine. Unlike what I often hear from parents who miss earlier times in their kids' lives, I have found each new stage to be more wonderful than the last.

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

Baking cookies, cakes and pies.
Cooking delicious, healthy meals.
Walking farther than you'd think.

The first things people usually notice about me

My smile (unless I'm wearing a skirt).

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

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

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

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.

The two of us

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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
Yesterday – 6:41pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Status
Single
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), French (Poorly), German (Poorly)