I think the best way into a relationship is to start as friends and to see what happens.
Random stuff --
I have a very dry sense of humor, a voracious appetite for learning new things and discussing everything and anything. I find it impossible to lie, which is often not a good thing. I am tremendously loyal to my friends. Watching the sea lions and big cats at the Bronx Zoo makes me happy. I could stay in the water all day. I get really excited when I get a high word score in Scrabble. When I see people litter I want to push them into traffic. I have a great poker face, but don't know how to play poker. But once I learn, I give no mercy. I once won a pair of handcuffs playing Skee-Ball in California, but airport security wouldn't let me take them on the plane. I wonder if the security guard kept them. I work out (gym and lap swimming) and enjoy that smug, self-righteous feeling post-workout.
Movies in a theater, Stephen Colbert , Bill Maher, John Oliver, MSNBC, Central Park, a long subway ride when I'm reading a good book, the beach (and the sound of water), and the Mets (just wait until 2017!)
Travel -- the more exotic, the better. Or perhaps get in a car and just go. Next trip may be to re-visit Berlin, Amsterdam, or Vietnam. Barcelona is the greatest city on Earth.
I'm looking for someone who wants to get out and try all types of things, but is also cool with just hanging out, reading a book and just being. We can be together in the same room having an intense conversation, but can also not say anything without feeling the need to fill the air.
If you are religious and make a point of saying you are "God fearing" (a term I will never understand) we probably will not get along.
Please have information in your profile. If I can fill in the information, so can you.
I am confident, spontaneous, intuitive, creative, and calm.
NYT (in paper format)
Afternoon tea (3 hours of getting doped up on caffeine with good friends)
Jane Austen (yes, a cliche)
60s and 70s arena rock
Joni Mitchell (a genius)
Indie films at Film Forum, Walter Reade, MoMA, etc.
Films by Preston Sturges, George Cukor, William Wyler, Billy Wilder, David Lean, the Coens, Goddard, and Sam Peckinpah; Films -- The French Connection, Chinatown, Dog Day Afternoon, All the President's Men, MASH, Godfather, Sweet Smell of Success, Groundhog Day, Animal House, The Empire Strikes Back, What's Up, Doc; I know Where I'm Going, Philadelphia Story, Holiday, Brief Encounter, Hobson's Choice, The Apartment, the list goes on and on... The '70s is probably my favorite decade for movies.
I didn't mention books since there are just too many to list. The one thing I'll say is the New York Public Library system is amazing.
3) unlimited Metrocard
4) the beach/ocean/swimming
6a) sincerity and honesty
I have an (admittedly) ridiculous fear of operating a hand drill. If someone wants to help me install a lighting fixture, let me know. Seriously.
You think going to a Mets game is a perfect way to spend an afternoon/evening, but this will have to wait until April 3rd, 2017 [not that I'm counting or anything...]
You care to.
[A word to those who contact me... I will never respond to anyone who says "hello dear" or "hello darling". You should NEVER use terms of endearment to someone you don't know. It's just completely inappropriate and somewhat creepy.]