I'm a young 50-something who's looking to date after coming to terms with a divorce. On a positive note, there's no real baggage. I have a wonderful child, great friends, and a job I love. I've dated a bit here and there, and what I'm most looking for is a healthy, long term relationship. Something where we both feel fulfilled, look forward to seeing each other, and make each other better for having been around one another. Is that setting the bar too high?
If there's one thing people say about me, it's that I'm easy to get along with. I'm looking to get out there and meet new people, to have fun.
Books: I love to read, so hard to go wrong here. Most of what I read is whatever I'm recommended. In the past I was pretty deep into the Oprah's Book Club scene (you may laugh, but a lot of those were really good books!). More recently I've read Empire Falls by Richard Russo, which I liked. Having read a Pulitzer Prize winning novel totally offsets my Oprah books... right?
Movies: Well, I love romantic comedies, or just comedies more generally. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, etc. There's a theme here... no, it's not Hugh Grant, he's not in Sleepless :).
Shows: Well, I've seen a few shows in SF, and I liked Lion King and Phantom. I'd actually love to see more. I missed Wicked when it was here.
Music: I like Jackson Brown, Josh Groban, Earth Wind and Fire, Gypsy Kings. Actually I have music on all work day. I think EWF with Chicago was a favorite.
Food: I'm pretty advertuous with food, but my current passion is Indian food. A good friend has shared some of her recipes and one of these days I'm going to master curry. That day might not come, you know, tomorrow, but one of these days...
Also, I just bought my first new car, so that's fun.
It'd be preferrable if you had a job/education/volunteer thing going on in your life, were financially stable (as in, you can pay your bills, not that your income is roughly the GDP of a small country), and didn't smoke pot on an hourly basis. On the latter, I'm not totally against pot, it's just that the last two guys I've dated got high like they were Snoop Dogg. Point of fact, neither of them actually *was* Snoop Dogg.
I'm also a fan of a guy who feels at least somewhat comfortable communicating, sharing their feelings, that kind of thing. Yes, this is stereotypical, but I did write something about Oprah Books, ya know.
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