arlene1
66Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I no longer think it's so important to share a lot of interests, hobbies, whatever. If two people like each other enough, then that's plenty in common right there. If you can make me laugh, we'll probably get along great. My experience has been that when our brains fit well together the other parts do too.

I'm hoping for a long-term thing (not marriage), but will be happy with someone I share a chemistry with, even if it turns out to be short term, though it would be great if it turned into "the real thing."

I'd like to be with someone who is my intellectual equal or better; someone whose sense of humor is like mine and who I find interesting.

I've been single for about 8 years. I miss everything a good relationship has to offer - companionship, fun, great conversation, sex, someone to do things with, the usual. I don't have any particular hobbies, am open to new things and if someone suggests something I'm generally up for it.

I'm smart and learn fast, handy, can fix things and like figuring out how things work. I'm fit and healthy. I ride a bicycle but no longer have the knees for long touring trips like I did in the old days.

My taste in music is kind of old-fashioned, 60's and early 70's, swing and jazz of the 40's, blues, some classical. I like to travel and it would be great to find someone to travel with but that's not a requirement by any means. I read a lot, mostly fiction but whatever someone recommends or I find in a free box, and I like movies, including sometimes bad ones if they're so bad they're good.

I am not at all religious/spiritual/superstitious but I don't care if you are. It could make for some interesting discussions. You can probably tell by what I've written so far that I am politically liberal but I'm generally able to find common ground with people who have different outlooks.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm retired, so all my time is free time. I do a fair amount of
volunteer work but mostly I just hang out and enjoy myself. I like to travel, walk, hike, bike, be on, in or around water, snowshoe, camp but also happy to sit around and have stimulating conversation or read or watch a movie or learn something. I guess I don't think in terms of what I'm doing with my life, more like what I'm doing now, tomorrow, next week.
I’m really good at
making people laugh, helping people, figuring things out, fixing things, singing in the shower...
I have this apparently uncommon knack for looking at a problem and coming up with one or more workable solutions on the spot. I get a kick out of helping people see a thing in a new way.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know - how is it possible to know what someone else has noticed?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Don't really have favorites - I like movies that make me laugh or think or are simply so well made (or so bizarre) that they take my breath away. Down By Law, My Cousin Vinnie, Winter's Bone and Mars Attacks are great movies. For books, I mostly read fiction but I'll read anything anyone recommends or that I just happen upon. I find the mind fascinating and I like to read folks like Oliver Sacks and magazines like Scientific American Mind. For music - I like the 40's to the 60's, some jazz, blues, rock'n'roll. Food - I love to eat and like almost everything. Hamburgers and chocolate chip cookies (though not at the same time).
Six things I could never do without
Let's see -- how about laughter, friendship, stimulating conversation, tasty food, a decent bicycle, and sex. Although when you get right down to it, the only things you could "never" do without are food, clothing and shelter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, how things work, the mind and how it works, the future, and some of those things I said I could never do without.
On a typical Friday night I am
reading, watching a movie, listening to live music, attending a "meetup" group or some other event, hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
sorry - there isn't one.
You should message me if
any of the above makes sense or appeals to you.
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