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My self-summary
I am a very honest and genuine person. I have both a fun-loving and a serious side. I love to talk about all kinds of things and there's nothing more enjoyable than laughing so hard you have to catch your breath. I see life as full of wonderful opportunities that can never be exhausted - there are always more places to visit, books to read, things to learn, conversations to have, etc. Although I've never been married, I have had long term relationships. As for what I'm looking for, an intelligent, curious mind combined with a clever wit is extremely appealing to me. I like to stay fit, healthy and youthful looking, and would like to be with someone who feels the same way. I also would like a man who has a good heart, and is open-minded and sincere. If you consider yourself a rightwinger, we won't be compatible, but if you like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, we can laugh together.
What I’m doing with my life
I am recently retired and am now pursuing a hobby that I have enjoyed for many years - creative writing. I'm particularly focused on writing plays now but I am also interested in writing a novel.
I’m really good at
Being a friend, being genuine, enjoying life, keeping a conversation going and interesting and, hopefully, a fair number of other things!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure - you'd have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It's always hard to name my favorite books because I've read so many I like. Most recently, I read Me Before You and loved it. Over the years, some authors I have enjoyed are
William Styrone, Pat Conroy and Wally Lamb. I loved Eat, Pray and Love and Memoirs of a Geisha. Some recent non-fiction books I've read and enjoyed include Bossypants by Tina Fey, Outliers and Game Change. One of my all time favorite non-fiction books is The Powers That Be, which is about the media.
My favorite movies include: A Few Good Men, Broadcast News, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers (the first one, NOT the sequel), and The Way We Were. My favorite TV shows currently are The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report and Nashville. I loved the first few seasons of Damages.
As for music, I like the Killers, the Indigo Girls, Alanis Morissette, Mark Knopfler, Melissa Etheridge and many others in the rock, alternative, folk rock, and country rock categories.
For food, I especially like Italian cuisine. Specific favorite foods include soft shell crab, grilled calamari, arugula and dates rolled in almonds.
Six things I could never do without
Love, family, friendship, laughter, my writing and sunshine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I wish there were more hours in the day and I wish time were not passing so quickly!
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either out witha friend or friends having a good meal or seeing a play or a movie, or relaxing at home.
You should message me if
You think we might be compatible and you are interested in pursuing a friendship or a long term dating relationship.
The two of us