Lost love of my life to cancer after 22 faithful years together.
I'm getting over it and won't bring it up unless you do.
Experience tells me there is bound to be a rebound relationship or two, so I'm not opposed to something casual or a to a night out to meet someone who intrigues me even without the prospect of sex.
I see life as a spectrum of color not grey or black/white. Best summary is a liberal redneck. I believe in safety nets, but that people have responsibilities too. I hate the hateful and am intolerant of intolerance. This goes for the radical right and loony left.
Have lived an interesting life which has taken the edges off the sharper parts of my personality. My friends will tell you I have a demented sense of humor, but that doesn't stop them from laughing at my jokes.
Not looking for a mother or caretaker. I don't think of myself as a romantic, but do have that side, coming home to someone, put my arms around them, nuzzle their neck, earlobe, ...
I give flowers/etc. when not expected. You won't see me trying to buy my way out after pissing you off.
I could go on for pages, but what would be talk about later?
Study: My job requires continuous studying to keep up with the industry, luckily I like to read and am a quick study.
Self: I've been in a serious relationship for all buy 2 or 3 years in my adult life. Now is the time for me to do things for me. Get back in shape. At the rate I'm going, I will be back in high school weight/shape by Summer.
Short term: enjoy life more. Kayaking, camping, sailing, archery.
Long term: Still deciding.
Very bright with a natural technical ability. Reading comes easy; along with eclectic interests means that I'm good at a great many things and seeing the big picture that ties it all together. It has also helped me learn to appreciate things outside my normal comfort zone.
Oh yeah, when I get wound up I swear like the sailor I used to be.
So, I'll just include the top 5 artists I would bring to a desert isle.
Books: Sci-fi is my favorite. I would have to go with the most prolific and thought provoking. Heinlein, Asimov, Clark, Brin and throw in King and his pseudonyms.
Movies: Tarantino, Spielberg, Hitchcock, Lucas and the Coen brothers.
TV: Simpsons, Mash, Star Gate, Star Trek and SNL.
Other than doing my best to see every Vikings game, I'm not into watching sports. I would rather take that time and do something myself.
Music: Tom Petty (Heartbreakers and Wilburys), Neil Young (and his various associations), Ozzy (and Sabbath), Eric Clapton (and his various bands) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters)
I have a large tape, lp, cd collection, but you won't find twangy country or most hip-hop/rap in it. I like reggae/ska in the background when I read or work where others might like classical or mpr.
Food: Pizza, burgers, fries/misc. deep fried stuff and escargot.
Prefer local dives over franchises. (Anchor, Gronks, Blackwoods, Hugos, Lees.) Wendys over McDonalds if I have to drive through, otherwise it's Gordys, A&W or A&Dubs.
Prefer liquor over beer and sweet wine over dry or bitter.
I'm even a decent cook if forced.
Not a fan of Green Peppers and vinegar/spoiled tasting things, but still give new things a try and revisit things I haven't liked in the past.
I've come to think that too many people are so caught up in the past they don't see what's coming. Conservatives are stuck in the 1860s, liberals in the 1960s and no one is looking at 2060.
Sometimes I just like to put on my tunes, do something physical and enjoy the moment.
Otherwise reading and listening to music, but sometimes eyes glued to the TV (love/hate relationship with it)...oh Friday, gotta watch Bill Maher or at least record it for later.
I will answer, but if I'm not interested, it will be because of your profile/answers not your looks. After looking at the available profiles, I can't believe the number of narrow minded people in Duluth. Almost makes me want to move to the Cities again.
If you are can watch Fox News or Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton for more than 10-15 minutes without turning the channel then we probably aren't a great match.