60 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I don't see why online dating shouldn't be a viable way to meet people...

I am an old-school gentleman, which seems to be an anachronism these days.

My friends describe me as patient, unflappable and gentlemanly.

I'm emotionally and financially stable and in great health.

I am also characterized as naive...because in spite of demonstrations to the contrary, I treat people as honest and trustworthy until they prove otherwise

Respect and honesty are the foundations of any relationship, and they must be firmly in place for a relationship to grow. I can't imagine anyone disagreeing with this, but I know that words are cheap and profiles are full of lofty platitudes. I would like the opportunity to prove these words, starting with a face-to-face conversation over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

If a casual, candid and frank conversation appeals to you, and the rest of my profile is acceptable, please let me know.
What I’m doing with my life
Work: Real estate
Fulfillment: Board Of Directors of a large non-profit
Hobby: Sailing; High-school football referee
I’m really good at
Active listening; providing a calming influence; building a fire.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jack Vance; Patrick O'Brian; Billy Collins
Inception; The Natural; Meet Joe Black...
Zero 7; Cubanismo; Fragile State
Ringside; Olive Or Twist; Silk
The six things I could never do without
Knowing which way the wind is blowing
Daily work-out routine
the current book(s) I'm reading
morning coffee & newspaper
a frequent trip to Cape Mears
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever it is I'm reading about...
How to be a better sailor...
The woman of my dreams...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Great love and great achievements involve great risk.
You should message me if
You enjoy face-to-face conversation. There is simply no substitute for personal contact when getting to know someone.