I have a permanent residence in central Florida but sometimes change my "located in" place so I can search based on travel plans.
1) I don't consider the following things to really be "compatible:" empty profiles, 0%-0%-0% profiles, no-photo profiles, enemy % > 30 profiles, or match and/or friend % < 40 profiles.
2) If I'm matched with you based on a search I initiated then I will most likely look at your profile. That means I consider it a legitimate "match." No, it's not "creepy" to the person who messaged me that it is--it's the way this site works. "Creepy" is the message YOU sent ME. I don't know why this site insists on "matching" me with profiles that are consistently YOUNGER (sometimes by years!?) than me. I didn't design the matching algorithm. I will say that even people who have known me for 20 years have a problem believing I'm over 50. That leads to NOTE 3.
3) If NOTE 2 above applies and I take a look at your profile, the first thing I do is look at YOUR listed "I'm looking for" age range and if I am OUTSIDE of it, 99% of the time I move on. On rare occasions that I'm within several years of your range, I will "favorite" your profile which means I'm interested but I will respect YOUR age range and won't bother you.
4) If you're interested in me despite the previous information in the notes above, then, please, you are welcome to contact me. Unfortunately, over the years I've become more cynical and jaded about "dating" and I most likely will never initiate contact unless it's a really good match.
Now, on to more specific information if you've slogged through all of the stuff above. I'm a white male, 53 years of age, in central Florida, USA. I've never been married. My most recent relationship was in 2007-2008, about 2 years in length, and long distance. We had long discussions at the beginning about relocation because I really couldn't relocate at that time for. We had agreed at the beginning that she would relocate but when it came down to actually doing so, she apparently really didn't want to move here. So we "dis-engaged."
My personality is calm and relaxed most of the time. I have stress at work but prefer to leave it there and am mostly successful in that. I have numerous, eclectic interests so it usually isn't hard to find one to share. And I tend to keep busy with stuff to do whether I'm alone or with someone. I like learning and travel and ideally combining the two whether it's a trip museum-hopping in Europe somewhere or digging up fossils in a desert camp. I would hope to find someone who could enjoy both extremes. There aren't any interests or hobbies etc that I would say are deal-breakers if we both don't like them. But I would like someone who was interested in travel and seeing the world and in art and culture.
What I'm looking for is, at a basic level, a friend, companion,
debate partner (debate opponent sometimes even!), travel buddy, comic foil, lover, and yes, even soul-mate in the generally understood sense of that idea. That all may sound cliched but then if you think of the definitions, well it encompasses quite a lot. Physically, I really don't have a genetic hard-coded "type" I'm looking for. Spiritually, I'd like to be with someone who has a spiritual side even if it's the Flying Spaghetti Monster or simply about believing in themselves. But I don't handle evangelism very well. I will fight for your right to believe what you want but don't force me to believe it or belittle me if I don't. Emotionally, I'd like someone who is considerate, compassionate, and consistent; and not vindictive or punishing. Sensually, well, I find lots of things sensual in the right context and I would like someone who likes intimacy and affection.
You are not materialistic (to me that means that it's okay to want and have the newest, neatest stuff BUT not to DEMAND it or FOCUS on it).
You are willing to take things slowly.
You are consistent and say what you mean and mean what you say and you don't change your mind on important decisions every day.
Oh, by the way, my profile name is just that, a profile name. My real name will come later during conversations or emails. Also, I would RARELY ever have on IM capability.