Thanks to OkCupid .. yes, it worked! .. my life is blissfully filled with love. I am no longer seeking romantic relationships of any sort.
I'm married and have a teen-aged daughter. We're polyamorous, with no plans to separate or divorce, and anyone becoming more than a casual playmate will need to interact with my family and lovers.
“It is like a lighted torch whose flame can be distributed to ever so many other torches which people may bring along; and therewith they will cook food and dispel darkness, while the original torch itself remains burning ever the same. It is even so with the bliss of the Way.”
Now for the personal stuff:
I'm healthy (except for some arthritis in my knees—I won't be running the marathon this week), intelligent, very widely read, and eloquent. I have a professional career that brings in a comfortable salary (and sometimes requires extensive travel). I'm a poet and author, a public speaker, a former actor. I'm loving, affectionate, sensual, and kind.
I work as a project management consultant for a Fortune 10 corporation .. but I work at client sites the vast majority of the time, so the badge I have on is almost always for some other company.
I spend a lot of my free time journaling, writing poetry and fiction, and reading. Stuff you can do in a hotel room.
I'm really good at seeing the world from other perspectives, compassionately understanding other people's perceptions. That does not mean I agree or approve, of course....
Have you've seen the old sci-fi television series "Firefly"? Remember the Companions? Well, some Companions are male. And if that makes no sense, well .. maybe we should talk about it, perhaps over tea....
Movies: My travel is getting in way this summer .. my family and my lovers and I want to see many movies together but none of us have enough time together! I love costume dramas, thrillers, documentaries, and some rom-coms (yes, really). I dislike horror and slapstick comedy. I enjoy quite a lot of Asian imports; Miyazaki Hayao is consistently a delight. Summer blockbuster mindless action is a guilty pleasure.
Shows: I love musical theatre; we were supporting members of CLOSBC while it lasted. Wicked is the last stage show I've seen, tho. (Oop, not true any more! I saw a local production of Fame on a date the other night. The date was far better than the production.)
Music: Classic and prog rock, witty hip-hop and country, electronica .. eclectic is the word here.
Food: Oh myyy .. I love to eat and drink. Rather like the books, I can't begin to list the types; I love flavorful foods: savory, spicy .. but I also fully appreciate more subtle pleasures like sushi. I usually have wine with dinner, and can't afford my taste....
Okay, that was both glib and obscure. Sorry! ^_^
The six hardest things for me to abandon would be
* Cuddles (physical touch of all sorts)
* Good food and drink
* Solitude (ooo, an inconsistency?)
* Intimacy and trust
* Polyamory (the true sort, not "polyfuckery")
* the Vajrayana (see the glib bit above)