48 Kirkland, United States
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My self-summary
Dating 2016, wow.

They say people have mostly moved on to Bumble, Tinder, and other hookup apps. And it may be so, since I watched this genre emerge from more-primitive online "personals" way back in the 1990s. But here you are, reading my words for a moment, and this I appreciate. As I'll appreciate reading yours in-turn.

I am single (yes, really), professionally employed, Ivy League, with a nice home in Kirkland and stable life. I'm neither bum nor bad guy, and know first hand a reasonable amount about relationships. However, I've never married and do not foresee that changing...though my father always said "never say never." By-and-large, I'm an independent guy. If a successful, personable man who is something of an independent spirit intrigues you, read on.

Couple more things: I'm a patriot and proponent of American borders, language, and culture. We're on a serious cultural decline but I have high hopes the message sent by Brexit will be understood come November in this country, too.

I'm looking for a lady of no particular age for occasional companionship. I suspect you don't "need" a man to fulfill you, and/or you're just not looking for anything heavy and permanent. Relationships never quite stay static over time, but at-current this is where you are, how you feel. A man to bounce ideas off of, who listens, with intelligence and integrity. A friend, or more, depending on how we get along. You're familiar and comfortable with upper middle class values and tastes and navigate well in that world, either Seattle or Eastside.

Eastside would likely be more convenient, given our difficult traffic, but isn't a deal breaker.

Couple Not-Into's: liquor (sober 22 years), excessive substance use, people who are "broke", sissies/chickens, Jesus nuts, victims, dullards, dealing with bums and vagrants, gold diggers, far Left radicalism, "your mom" drama and/or ne'er do well relatives, mental instability.

If intrigued, say hi and let's see if we get along. Thanks for not "swiping left" and with luck, I'll feel same about you.
What I’m doing with my life
Really, the self-summary up best?
I’m really good at
"Nothing happens to a man he is not fitted by nature to bear." I am an outstanding friend to a few, fantastic motorcycle rider, tolerable writer, and exceptional program manager and organizer.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I voraciously read the financial pages, if that counts. Music? "Old White Man Rock", as one person phrased it.
The six things I could never do without

2. Pets, preferably cats: I have two. A man who can't care for a living (something) is probably not too useful to another human either.
3. Gadgets, and high-speed Internet. Yes, that guy-thing. You have shoes, I have Android.
4. Toys that go vrooom! and vent hydrocarbons. I cull the herd every few years...
5. My (very few) close friends. I have no family I'm interested in dealing with ever again.
6. I get great kicks from occasional motorcycling and sports car jaunts: would be hugely helpful if you'd participate, or at least have my back that I will periodically indulge this. my No. 1, perhaps?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The sublime joys of solitude, delivering better software for customers, next international vacation, a new epicurean adventure.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday is usually my quiet evening in. Not absolute, though. I prefer 'in' to 'out' but surely do have a great time in either.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Why do people hide cosmetic surgery? Had a bunch of porcelain veneers installed January 2015. If I need more, I'll get more. Perfectly white teeth are a social "expectation" to those of means, past ten years or so.
You should message me if
If...childless and happy, or kids are older/out of the house. Important, please! don't need to be 'saved', need a 'sponsor', or otherwise believe a man is an ATM. I'm adroit at identifying mooches and gold diggers. You'd be surprised how often men of means encounter the "Love Con." are a believer in excellence. Comfortable with intellectual pursuits, etiquette, etc.

If...intelligence and ambition don't intimidate. You've also coped in an adult manner with failure, then turned around and succeeded at (something): life continually hands us a beat-down; it's how we get up again that defines both personal integrity and persistence. didn't post a picture holding a bottle of liquor, cigarette, or other vulgarity. A bit too much of that is definitely déclassé.'ll get out of your comfort zone occasionally, meaning not living a fear-filled life.