Born in STL, have lived in the area all my life, and I plan to stay in Missouri.
Would like to meet someone warm, kind, down to earth, low maintenance, natural. Animal lover (must love dogs), environmentally conscious, good at communication.
My screen name is my favorite hockey player.
The site took away some settings:
Income: under $20,000.
Occupation: Retired, self employed app developer, environmental volunteer.
Drinks: almost never (they took away the good "rarely" option).
Status: actually single, never married. I sent feedback to the site suggesting they add "divorced", "widowed", and "separated" as options.
Pets: they took away "likes" and "dislikes" for dogs and cats, ruining the ability for people who don't have that type of pet to communicate they like them. My setting for cats was neither "likes" nor "dislikes" because I like some individual cats but dislike it when people let them outside. Now the best way to communicate your pets status is to answer the question "Are you a dog or cat person?", with "Dogs, Cats, Both, Neither" as options.
Replies frequently to sincere personalized nontrivial messages from real people. Replies selectively to marginal messages from real people, but short enough for me to read the entire thing in the email preview. Replies never to spammers / scammers; have yet to see a bot who had any chance of passing the Turing test.
*You should message me if:*
If you have realistic expectations about relationships, don't smoke, agree that cats do not belong outside, and know the best things in life are "free". Put this up here so the Quickmatch viewers could see it.
Retired from working for anyone else! Plenty of free time. Lots of reading. Reducing clutter at home.
Created several mobile apps (games). Spent most of my time and energy this winter on the largest of the games. Polishing the big app with minor improvements. Making a web version of the game.
Visiting my river place often to improve the property and enjoy the country. Making the river house viable for living there many days in a row.
Lots of outdoor activities: hiking / walking / running (often with the dogs), fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling. Some longer trips this year (more than 100 miles). Drove up and down along the Mississippi to and above Twin Cities in August. In June went on a trip to see (and hear!) the periodical cicadas (some people might plan vacations to get away from them). There are also places in southwest Missouri I've never seen and would like to visit soon, and am probably exploring Arkansas for the first time soon.
Environmental work: measuring water quality, litter cleanup, removal of invasive plants (finally getting control of the winter creeper at home, but now the multiflora rose at the river place is advancing), planting good native trees.
Trying to allow the best possible life for my furbabies.
Would like to do more with dogs: be a foster home, take shelter dogs on hikes, etc.
Playing keyboards. Mostly classical. Some rock melodies, especially Led Zeppelin. Recently became an organ donor: gave away my Wurlitzer. Now have an enormous organ with two full manuals, 32 pedals and many stops.
The dogs if they're out with me. "You've got a handful... Who's walking who?"
Legs if not covered; my legs could probably complete a triathlon.
Music: KSHE Classics are my favorite music on the radio. One of my favorite artists is Hermon Hitson, the actual artist behind many supposed early "Jimi Hendrix" gems.
Listening to the Cardinal game.
Setting my own schedule. Friday nights aren't too different from other nights.