We're unlikely to get on unless you're a bit unconventional; intellectually and emotionally honest; open and trustworthy. A shared outlook on life is more important to me than a list of shared hobbies.
Socially, I tend to get lost in crowds and so avoid parties, preferring to spend time with one or two others, in conversation about arts and sciences and people and politics and ideas and the ridiculous, and this, that and the other; but not sport, reality TV, celebrity culture or shopping.
I like to seek out moments of stillness - which I find in yoga, in swimming, in sitting quietly, in my garden, by the sea, in wild places, in the bath, in bed and in the most unexpected of places, alone or in the company of someone special.
I've a particular love for the north west of Scotland, having been many times. Further afield, in the last few years I've been to Washington state, to California and from there to New York by train, and to Paris, Florence and Lyon. Future travel plans include more trips to Scotland, perhaps revisiting Shetland and exploring more of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and Europe, especially Scandinavia, by train.
My radio is usually tuned to Radio 3 - ask me and I'll explain why I don't much care for Radio 4. I like pottering in my garden and my kitchen; I also swim, cycle and walk - not very far or very fast or very stylishly.
Oh, and I'm discovering my inner geek, developing an interest in board games (Dominion, Scrabble, Backgammon, …..... but not chess). And did I mention bridge, been playing for about 2 years, still learning, finding it thoroughly engrossing?
Books - I average a book a week; usually books written in the last 50 years or so, but not always in English. My reading pile currently includes Will Self, Henry James, James Joyce, and I will get round to reading Proust some time soon; I've recently enjoyed Kim Stanley Robinson, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan, Javier Marias, Tim Winton, Aritha van Herk, Maupassant, ..... I adopt a fairly random approach, picking whatever catches my attention on the shelves of the charity shop, supplemented by recommendations from friends. .
Music - classical, particularly chamber music; folk/traditional, but always open to something new, as long as it's not too loud and features real instruments.
Television - recently acquired one after a long gap, but don't find much of interest
Food - I eat most things except meat; particularly fond of Indian and Italian food
hugs and cuddles
time spent by myself
decent food and wine
If you contact me, I will reply if, but only if, your message contains more than 5 words and suggests that you have read my profile and found something of mutual interest.
Don't be surprised if I contact you first - it is the 21st century, after all, and I'm not sure of the online equivalent of discreetly dropping my glove.
You need to know that I define myself as polyamorous, and so I'm not looking for a monogamous commitment; if that's what you're after, we're really not suited. If, like me, you have one or more other partners, that's fine, provided that I won't be a secret from them.