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And here I am again, feeling a little ambivalent (Pretty unremarkable I guess. It's not like anybody here is going "Woohoo! online dating.) The people I meet day to day through work and music skew a lot younger than me. I enjoy that, but I recognize that I'm at a different stage in my life than they are. And so I'm widening my net, hoping to meet someone like minded with some spark.
I envy the people on the site who have such a strong idea about how they want a relationship to play out with a list of criteria to help insure it. I think the biggest curve ball in life is that the things the things we think will make us happy often don't. And that as a creative type, the irony is not lost on me that I've a culled a lot of art from relationships that didn't come out they way I'd planned. Go know.
Personally, I'd think myself lucky to find someone that I liked being around a lot and see where it went from there.
I do miss having someone around that I care for and cares for me. It is important to me ,though, that it doesn't eclipse other things that make us happy and whole. Maybe that goes without saying. Or maybe I just need to find someone with a creative passion who feels the same way.
Hope y'all find someone.
Other than that I'm keeping my eyes open, waiting for the big reveal.
Movies: I'm definitely a movie geek--love 30's and 40's studio movies (big TCM fan).
Music: all over the map - Jimi, Sly, Otis, Ike, Lucinda Williams, Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, Link Wray, Charlie Parker, Mingus, Ramones, Lucinda WIlliams the list goes on.
Philosophically? Well, how random it all is. How absurd that against all odds we are here at all and how much we take for granted.
And plenty of petty stuff too--what I should have said or done, what I should say or do--the usual.
PS. Please, I'm not looking for a pen pal!
I've had several extended internet courtships here, only to meet in person and not click. Profiles and extended correspondences based on them have been pretty inadequate barometers of chemistry and compatibility. So, I'd rather meet casually earlier rather than later and save on the wear and tear.