53 Allison Park, United States
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My self-summary
New and Improved! At least I hope so - I like to think I'm continually getting better.
As you can see, I’ve got a few outdoorsy/active photos, and rock climbing, hiking, and downhill skiing are some of my favorite things. If none of those activities are part of your life, and the idea of getting a little mud on your shoes, or being cold on the lift freaks you out, maybe we are not going to click. On the other hand, I get just as excited for a night at the ballet as I do for a day on the slopes, and I can hang out at Andy’s listening to jazz as comfortably as I hang from a rock face. Honestly, I wish I had more occasions to wear my tux. Hopefully you will have a few fun pictures posted as well. Of course, if we meet, and you look nothing like your profile pics, you have to buy me drinks until you do. :)
HELP WANTED: Unusual gentleman seeks open minded lady for clever banter and general shenanigans about town, because banter and shenanigans are always a good idea, right? I'd love to meet someone with a few similar interests (movies, literature, fitness, tennis, skiing, the arts) and a few similar perspectives (liberal, agnostic, open-minded). Is anyone up for hiking a rocky canyon or strolling a museum while discussing life, the universe and everything? Does that sound like a fun place to start? If you think you might be interested in meeting an active, fit, educated professional for wide ranging conversation and eclectic cultural adventures, I'd be excited to hear from you.
My PERFECT PARTNER would be educated and cultured, smart and ironic, fit and athletic, love to hike, ski and/or mountain bike, have longish hair, wear glasses when she's being serious, and drive a hybrid, or maybe a Subaru. I used to have a dog requirement, but I recently acquired an adorable Australian Shepherd pup, so you’re off the hook there. It seems unlikely that my match would describe her body type as "curvy" or "about average" because her active lifestyle would keep her fit, and I tend to be wary of people that describe themselves as "brutally honest" because often that is cover for just plain brutal. I doubt my match would take any particular religion seriously, but most importantly, she would be strong, confident, and possess a healthy sense of adventure. The phrase "that sounds interesting, let's go!" would be a mainstay of her vocabulary. She would use it often in response to my prompts such as: "there is a landmark, silent film playing in town" or "the dance council is bringing in a group to perform Swan Lake, but with puppets".

I've been around the dating circuit once or twice and am holding out for that someone special. Not because I am a romantic, although I am, but because I know it is possible. The PERFECT PARTNER is a description of a real person. Obviously that didn't work out, but I was serious about being new and improved - more humble, more empathetic, more mindful of the present - so I have hope that my next time will be my last time. Good luck to all who have read this far (both of you, haha), and if my profile made you smile or laugh, maybe I've increased my relationship karma, and that's more than worth the price of the subscription.
What I’m doing with my life
My sons are grown (25, 24 and 21) and I'm quite proud of the young men they've become. I loved coaching basketball, helping with homework and such, but I'm enjoying this next phase. It seems to allow for more books, more travel, and hopefully a partner/friend/lover with complimentary interests and a liberal perspective.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm much better looking than my pics. Can I say that, or is that cheating?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
lit: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Sound and the Fury, Crime and Punishment. movies: High Fidelity, Wings of Desire, Dodgeball, The Dark Knight. diet: I don't eat red meat, but I love seafood and make a mean Thai chili scallop
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I choke up during the final game sequence of the movie "Hoosiers". I'm a sucker for a good underdog story.