Since the main orientation of on-line dating sites is toward romance, it is appropriate to address this issue here. I am a single man in my early 70s, a little creaky perhaps but still hot blooded enough to appreciate feminine sensuality and to desire sexual connection. While I am not looking for an exclusive, committed, monogamous relationship, at least now, I do see someone regularly (most weekends). Our relationship is “open,” in the sense that we are each independent actors in the social arena, unconstrained by explicit agreements of exclusivity but honorable and sensitive to the sensibilities of each other. For some time now I have defined the major part of my personal growth in terms of the enrichment that being in the company of others can bring. I usually describe this as: “Everyone has a story to tell, and I want to hear it.” Our stories provide the basis for such degree of intimacy as can develop between us, which means the degree of trust, caring, and comfort we can feel toward and share with each other. When we are lucky in this, a relationship develops between us that is special and enduring, whatever its particular characteristics might be.
Books: Non-fiction, biography mostly, but currently reading The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby..
Movies: Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, The Lady Killers, Moulin Rouge, more.
Shows: South Pacific, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Grateful Dead shows back in the day.
Food: 1) from the sea; shrimp, scallops, lobster, mussels, sea bass, tuna, snapper, cod sometimes, 2) land based; beef, lamb, pork, chicken done a la an appropriate cuisine, 3) Veggies; asparagus, fresh corn-on-the-cob, 4) cuisines; Chinese, Japanese (especially sushi and sashimi), Thai, Italian, French, Spanish, Indonesian. If the British have a cuisine, it is best avoided.
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