I'm pretty current and stylish (for a corporate type, anyway). I'm (even) well educated at good schools and well-traveled. “You clean-up nice,” some might say in the less urban environs, but that’s more my default switch.
I will surprise you for a desk jockey because I take pride in a fair degree of competency in areas (which I see as masculine essentials) such as the use of power tools, carpentry, car mechanics and the like. Lacking self-sufficiency seems like a form of illiteracy to me. I doubt that I’ll ever replace the keyboard in a MacBook Air or the fuel injectors in a Volvo engine again, but it is reassuring to know that I could.
I'm proud to have been a very hands-on and attentive father, and I'm very close with my children (ages 18 and 22). My son just graduated from UCSB, and my daughter is a Freshman at NYU. I’m still working to wrap my head around being an empty-nester. I wrote the better part of a book (emphasis on cooking) on how to make Dad’s house home, but I never followed-through on publishing it. I’m still not sure what to do with all that hard fought knowledge on navigating school admissions, orthodontics, tutoring strategies and teen parties, but it’s all good.
My set point is pretty lean (I wrestled at 98 pounds for several years in high school), but I drifted upward over time. I’m down over 20 pounds since my daughter graduated, and I’m still heading lower. We shall see, but it’s become a high priority. As my son says, nothing tastes as good as looking good feels. He’s promised to take some new pictures for the web with that techy camera I bought him for his forthcoming trip to South America.
A friend asked why I hadn't said more about what (shouldn't that be whom?) I'm looking for. Since I'm stumped to say anything that doesn't sound generic, I'll try alliteration: simpatica, smart, sensual, stylish, slender (or shapely), serious, strong, serotonin stable and smitten with me. I'm flexible about almost anything else.
I don't know if proximity makes the heart grow fonder, but distance doesn't (in my experience). I would really like to meet someone who doesn't live too far away.
my mother and siblings (who would better have arranged my Match than I did)
Books, music and laptop for my alone time
Why our society is devolving into becoming more stratified and less equitable.