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My self-summary
I can not see Likes. Emails gladly accepted in lieu. A simple "like" if you're not feeling talkative.

A conversation is worth 10 times a profile, and there's no substitute for spending time together.

** my love languages in order are (from the Book, The Five Love Languages):

physical touch
words of affirmation
quality time
acts of service

I think it's important that we share the same top 3, and preferably the same top 1.

** I see myself as

secure and understanding, open and honest. Women consistently say that I'm a nice guy.

strong in both left brain and right brain (especially in people skills.) Not your stereotypical engineer personality.

cerebral. Enjoys deep thinking and deep conversations. Balance of course.

romantic and passionate

healthy eater, leaning vegetarian. I do like my carbs.

very low addictive personality. Maybe a little compulsive, especially about self improvement, and food.

very light social drinker. Often prefers a non-alcoholic beverage.

likes occasional road trips to a getaway.

appreciates the simple things in life.

doesn't follow spectator sports. Might enjoy a few games/year socially.

not interested in politics.

likes the outdoors but not a sun worshipper. Prefers to be outdoors in overcast or rain, or in the late afternoon and evening in the summer.

likes to pick up new activities for the adventure and learning curve. Examples included, in chronological order (stop laughing): running; tour cycling; study of English literature and writing; Chinese-style cooking; free diving for abalone; pistol target and action shooting; gentleman ranching; sail boat racing crew; study of psychology, counseling, and business leadership; rough water sea kayaking and Greenland-style rolling; steel tip darts; chess; dancing, social ballroom, blues, country; guitar. Most of these are in the past. Walking, hiking, dancing, social/intellectual activities, still good. I'm a natural distance swimmer and enjoy an occasional swim along the shoreline of a lake in the fall.

was married for 33 years. Separated then divorced, since December, 2012. Low baggage.

I'm looking for an easy, simple relationship. Someone to be close to, share activities, a meal, walks together, holding hands, occasional road trips. I've said all along that I'd like a long term relationship. I think I've just recently become the person who could be in a long term relationship. It really does take time. Also it's not easy to find that truly right person, in both directions. I'll be open and honest along the way.

** Things I'm looking for in a long term partner.

roughly matched financially
physical chemistry
emotional chemistry
high integrity
we share some of the same interests

- STD free
- not prone to addictions

I'm flexible for interim dating, until we find that right person. We'd just need to have fun together, or be able to learn or grow from our time together. And that first thing under "Musts."

profession - Enjoying my job more than ever. I work with a great team, it's exciting work, and I get paid to learn. Software development operations (DevOps) engineer for 6 yrs. Chemical engineer and management in semiconductor and IC manufacturing development for 24 yrs before that.

** Some things you should know about me, and other fun facts.

I was once kicked out of private daycare. It wasn't my fault! The kid wouldn't let my twin sister play in the sandbox.

I can almost juggle.

I snore like crazy.

I'm kidding. I don't snore.

I have pattern baldness in the back.

I passed the Navy Seals swim and run test in Navy boot camp. Never mind that I was 20 y.o., and I failed the push-ups. : (

I lied. I can't almost juggle.

That's all for now. Let the real getting to know each other begin!
What I’m doing with my life
Studying the latest software technologies.
Dating a little
Dancing a little
I’m really good at
Reading people.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice. That I'm comfortable to talk with.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything with great English usage. Formerly Russian and other classics in English, Terry Pratchett's Disc World series for its humor. Stories with a strong human side. Mostly software study now.

Music: Pretty flexible. I enjoy seeing what you like. As for my own taste, lately, for everyday around the house and working; Everlast, Plush, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana. For romantic, easy listening; Carla Bruni is great (I feel like I'm in a French Villa when I listen to her,) and lots of other possibilities. For reading, or deep relaxation; classical crossover vocals, classical guitar, some opera with emphasis on female vocals. Country, folk, oldies, offbeat stuff, all ok. Not into metal nor the nastier hiphop. Not that into classic rock any more.

Fav Movies: Good Will Hunting, Rounders. Movies based on true stories. Dramas. Intrigue.

TV: I have a TV with internet only; Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, TED talks. Watch sporadically. Favorites are some of the epic series; The Badge, Breaking Bad, The Newsroom. Social/competition shows; Survivor, Master Chef.
The six things I could never do without
The female gender
Computers, internet, smart phone
Hiking boots
Dance shoes
Physical exercise
Human touch
Intellectual activity
Outdoors and nature
Leeway to break the rules (as mildly illustrated here.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Hmm, should I date that person or not?
- If I could live anywhere in the US, where would I want to live?
- If I could live anywhere in the world, where would I want to live?
- Professional development.
On a typical Friday night I am
out with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
What, the "fun facts" above wasn't enough?
You should message me if
You genuinely think we'd be a good match, or if you just think we'd have fun together.