I'm a 53-year-old music professor, choral conductor, voice teacher, professional choral/opera singer, jazz trumpeter and pianist, composer. I'm a warm, caring, and passionate man, divorced for five years. I want to be able to give love, warmth, and affection to my partner in a relationship...and I want someone who cares about me just the way I am without trying to change me into someone I'm not.
I enjoy dining out, live music and theater, and intimate conversations. I'm a bit of an introvert but am very social and enjoy being around people. I am reserved at first but can be quite outgoing with people I'm comfortable around.
Smart is sexy! I'm attracted to women who are intelligent and not afraid to show it. I love profiles with complete sentences. :-)
I get lonely and am wanting someone who wants to spend time together. I've found that middle-aged single folks like the idea of dating and finding a relationship, but they've filled that void with work, kids, charities, causes, etc., and they're either not able or not willing to make time for someone. I enjoy kids, and I understand how work can tie up a lot of time. I know it's hard to make time for dating in a busy life. But if you can't figure out an average of one night a week or so to at least share a meal with me, your life is out of balance, and I wouldn't be interested..
I'm not your typical macho he-man who needs to be the head of everything...but I'm not a doormat either. I'm looking for someone with whom I can be an equal partner, with mutual respect and trust.
I'm very left wing and not religious. If you are a fundamentalist or voted for Trump, trust me, you won't be able to stand me, and vice versa. (If you voted for Trump, Google those last two words for a definition.)
Sex isn't the most important thing in a relationship, but it is important. Sexual compatibility is important, once we get to that point. I'm not looking for a "hookup"...that is quite frankly easy to find if that's all I wanted. I'm looking for someone with whom I can form a relationship.
I'm very open to dating someone with children, even small ones. However, I feel I'm too old to have new babies with someone. It wouldn't be fair to the baby.
Reserved but witty, intellectual, fun-loving, warm, caring.
Movies: classic epics like Ben-Hur, sci-fi. Love Monty Python!
Shows: NCIS, Time Team, anything on the Hitler Channel (aka the History Channel), Game of Thrones, Man in the High Castle, SpongeBob Squarepants (best cartoon since Bugs Bunny).
Music: Classical, jazz, blues, classic rock. DESPISE hip-hop. If you're a hip-hop or rap fanatic, pass on by. Can deal with country in VERY small doses...fun to dance to, annoying to listen to for very long. I enjoy bluegrass, however.
Food: Just about anything! I enjoy eating out as well as cooking. Chinese, Indian, Thai, barbecue, Vietnamese, German...all good!
3. Barbecue ribs...the one delight that means I could never be a vegetarian.