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My self-summary
Update: I'm back from my travel (Portugal, Spain and Morocco). Some pics will be posted as soon as I get past my jet lag, culture shock, etc.

If you 'like' me, but don't send me an email I don't know about it because I'm not a paying member. Something to consider. Also, if you hit your message limit I can't send you an email. I regularly go through my email sent and inbox to delete those that went nowhere.

I just took a quick enneagram test. They said I am likely a Type 3 (The Achiever) with a 2 wing (The Helper). I also scored high as Types 7 (The Enthusiast), 8 (The Challenger) and 2, of course, although not quite as much as 3. 8 and 7 looked pretty strong though. Whatever. I hate being pigeon-holed.

I need to get some pics of me "looking normal". The last couple of women I've met seem surprised when I didn't show up wearing a backpack and hiking poles. Ladies, when you meet me, I'll be dressed for the SF bay area and not like I'm traveling on some wild and fun adventure...

I feed homeless people on Christmas. What else is a Jew to do besides wash the feet of the poor and cast bread upon their waters, right? LOL.

Last winter was Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. A very active vacation. I love adventure trips that are mixed with events/sites of cultural interest (e.g. museums, archaelogical ruins, festivals, etc). I took a mahout training course in Thailand, ziplined to a treehouse in a gibbon preserve in Laos and hung out on the beaches of Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. Variety is the spice of life.

I enjoyed a very active vacation in New Zealand. I am NOT the type to just lie on a beach, for more than a day or two to recharge the batteries, and drink pina coladas (not that the occasional break from being Indiana Jones couldn't include a Mai Tai or two).

I went to Europe for vacation in 2011. Amsterdam, France and Italy. Stories galore, but am always looking forward to my next. Maybe with you? Coming in the late summer/early fall of 2016, Spain/Portugal/Morocco.

I backpacked for a month in Nepal in Oct/Nov 2010, where I celebrated my 57th birthday. Hell, if it's gonna happen anyway I figured I might as well make a statement, and I did. Wow. What an experience. I did just about everything I wanted to do except canyoning. Somehow, even with a month to burn, I still managed to run out of time. I have posted some new pics of my trip (apparently, you have to click on "photos" and then check out the portfolio to see them all). The ones of me with the red bandanna were taken in October or November, 2010. Also the one of me and the Egyptian vulture is 11/10. I went parahawking with him (I know, I know, he's a vulture not a hawk but it's still called parahawking). I lost about 15 pounds on that trip from trekking the Annapurna Range. OMG that was fun. VERY physically demanding but worth every minute. It's easy to say that now, but when I had to climb the equivalent of 1. 4 Empire State Buildings before lunch, I wasn't saying that. The words coming out of my mouth then were quite a bit saltier.

I enjoy a multitude of things. Raised in NY, I love city life. However, my vacations are often to rainforests. I like movies, food of all kinds and kissing for no reason whatsoever (as if there weren't already enough reasons to love Paris). I LOVE long, head-spinning kisses. Anything worth doing is worth taking your time and doing right especially if you're doing it with someone you like.

I'm up for just about anything. Going over the hill to HMB for a walk on the beach? Sure. Got a movie or museum exhibit or gallery you want to see? Let's go. Wanna hang around the house and take it easy? Easy works for me too. I enjoy cooking with my gal, it's quality time creating something together.

It's hard enough trying to describe myself in the 2-dimensional space allowed, I'm not sure I could begin to describe you in less. One thing I must say is: no cats. I'm allergic. :-( Dogs are great. Kids are ok too as long as you beat them regularly for no reason (just kidding, I really like kids. This was a comedy test, if this had been an actual joke you'd be instructed to...). Actually, I've dated women with children, from 6 months to 18 years, and had good relations with all of them. You should be self-confident, open minded, adventurous and bold. Strong IS sexy. So is smart. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or anatomically improbable suggestions. And oh, you better remember to pack your sense of humor too, you're gonna need it, guaranteed.
What I’m doing with my life
Oh, a little this and a little that. I'm basically retired (was pretty successful when I was younger, invested well and now I'm living the good life). I've volunteered 3x this year already to Habitat for Humanity. Giving back is important.

Wondering how much more of this seemingly endless merry-go-round I'm willing to buy into. Nice way to meet women but everybody is looking for Mr/Ms Right and with so many choices online there are a lot of shoppers but not a lot motivated buyers.
I’m really good at
making people laugh. This doesn't mean I can't be serious, of course I can, but I like making people relax and enjoy themselves. I can clean up and play nice, if you want me to join you for a business event or such, but I'm comfortable slinking about in jeans and T-shirts too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. They can get pretty intense when I'm focusing. Followed by my intelligence and my humor. Sounds really egotistical of me to say this, I know, but I've heard it a lot of times from others. There's a difference between modesty and false modesty. At some point you just have to accept what everybody is telling you, and have been telling you all your life, as having some basis in fact, don't you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Have really gotten into the murder mystery genre. Also enjoy thrillers by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor etc. The written word is a wonderful thing. I don't have a TV.

Music: Jazz, classic rock, classical. Especially like gypsy jazz.

Love pretty much all kinds of food. To me, it's more about the preparation than the ingredients. So I try to avoid fried food, regardless of WHAT is being fried (french fries get occasional passes). Could eat sushi 7 days a week if I didn't stop myself.

How do I narrow down all the great movies I've seen in my life? Too tough. Love the Coen Brothers (ok, that was easy). Like Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa, GhostWorld, Crumb). I like foreign films and action flicks too. Love old movies, including the black-and-whites. Not a fan of slasher movies. Never understood why somebody didn't just blow Freddy away with a shotgun and prevent all those sequels. I'm ok with romantic comedies as long as I see them with someone I feel romantic about. Foreign films are really good too.
The six things I could never do without
Traveling
Friendship
Humor
Thinking
Nasal passages
Opposable thumbs
Critical internal organs

That's more than 6. If I had to cut back to 6, I'd probably give up the critical internal organs. I don't think I could live without opposable thumbs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can stop spending so much time doing this type of stuff. It's like looking for a job. You know you gotta do it because the job doesn't just magically appear, but it's not at the top of your list. I also wonder why anyone would join an online dating site without posting a picture. It's kinda creepy. If you're afraid someone would recognize you, you are either ridiculously insecure or shouldn't be here because you're involved with someone else, no?

Also, as I look at various people's profiles, I see the other OkCupider's along the bottom right and they are described as "more desiring of sex" or "less spiritual" or whatever. I'm starting to wonder how they describe me. ???
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends but not a requirement. I'm ok with a weekend night in, I just usually try to get out of the house. When I'm in a relationship, I try to adapt to my companion's lifestyle and preferences. I've learned that when it's all about me, there's often only one hand clapping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll whisper that in your ear.
You should message me if
You're interested. Why else? Valor is a virtue. Be brave, and give me a chance. I'm a nice guy and I've been told often that I look better in person than in pictures. That makes this effort more difficult of course, you make your decisions based upon what you are seeing here like everybody else, but I'd rather look better in real life than in some virtual version of it.
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