PhilipMax
57Novato, United States
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My self-summary
I've heard from my female friends about their dismay at meeting a man who misrepresented himself. Thus this disclaimer: I'm not slim. I'm not tall. This is my real age. That said, I'm not bald, not soft and I'm energetic with a sincere "joie de vivre."

Looking for more, appropriately. Is it possible to explore mutual curiosity, date, and not have it be a big deal? I want to meet more people, especially women, with common interests to share experiences and expand my social circle and if in the process I found a partner I'd be delighted.
I am not interested in serially monogamous dating as I don't want to waste your time or mine. If I'm smitten, intrigued or infatuated I will date you without trying to get you in bed, although I may want to. In other words, to be clear, if we are just dating and getting to know each other, I'll assume that being on this site has us dating others as well. Therefore, if you claim an interest in monogamy in relationships, I will not try to bed you until our dating becomes something more. At the same time, I'm certainly not averse to a friends with benefits either, and I mean friend, not stranger or acquaintance.
Open is good. Open is communication.
Monogamy is a state of being rather than a construct of commitment. I choose non-monogamy until the "rightness" of monogamy presents itself. To date, all my longer term relationships have been, though not by design but by circumstance. It is OK to be friends and lovers. For me, relationships are flowers to be planted, watered and given light, while growing naturally.

That said here's more.
I don't have a clever username because although I'm clever, I'm not a user.
I need more estrogen in my life. Being in construction has me mostly around men.
I'm open to dating friendships, although in my experience cuddling DOES lead to harder sex.
I like the arts. A lot.
I'm bi-sensual. I'm not afraid to hug or massage a man.
I'm as close to a gay designer in a straight guy as possible. I arrange flowers and like to make soap and nice smelling lotions.
I am not a metro-sexual as I don't have the build to pull it off.
A sewing machine is just another power tool.
Although not entrenched in the movement, I am a maker.
I own a gun. If this offends you, we're probably not a good match.
I really like burners. Not the " I give my year to the playa " kind, or the ravers, but rather the Artists, Makers and Gifters, those who are active in building a word of collaboration, gifting and anti-consumerism.
I am a freak in sheep's clothing.
I have no predisposition toward a particular body type or ethnicity in women. Does this make me open-minded or just easy?

I am creative, curious, and well read
What I’m doing with my life
Artisan contractor working and playing in the San Francisco bay area and Socal. Actively ramping up the sustainability push while looking for more fun and social life.
ART
Cycling
Jazz
Burning Man
Sustainability
Making Stuff
I’m really good at
Lots of stuff, especially making stuff.
Although they're not pretty, I've got good hands. Wink.
Teaching maker skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
My gregarious nature. And that I treat them like human beings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too long to list, I'll get back to this.
Six things I could never do without
Cheese. My dog until she dies. Good friends. Jazz. Early rising. Living near water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of the human experience on this planet and how we can do a better job. Honesty and intimacy.
On a typical Friday night I am
It all depends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My feet are the body parts I would soonest replace.
You should message me if
You are intrigued...
You actually want to meet.
Dinner date relationship job interviews bore you to tears and you're willing to choose an activity in order to get to know me. We might turn out to be friends.
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