I really am 58 years old, I got a divorce about three years ago, after a very long marriage, and I have no children. I remained good friends with my ex-wife until she passed away two years ago. I'm fortunate to be able to mostly work from home (which is great!), and I've been self-employed almost my entire adult life. I miss being in a long-term relationship, except for with my cat (Bonnie), and as talented as she is, she just doesn't get my sense of humor. All she does is give me this look like: 'You talking to me? Well, I don't see anyone else around here.' Purred with a Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver accent. Yeah, I know, she's got big-time feline acting chops. Now if I could just get her to improve a little on her singing and dancing skills, she would be a triple-threat.
I'm an avid tennis fan, but I don't watch or follow any other sports, or play video games. I would love to find a hiking partner to explore the various local hiking trails with. By myself, I can go days without turning on the TV, but I would very much enjoy sitting by someone's side and watching shows or movies or whatever. You could probably get me to do about anything by dangling the appropriate carrot (men are sooo easy in that regard; it's really appalling!). Me: "So, what would you like to do today, Baby Cakes?" (I don't really use the term 'Baby Cakes' but it seems to work here.) You: "Let's go spend the entire day shoe shopping, and then later..." Trust me, I'll soon be headed out the door, car keys in hand, a smile of anticipation on my naive face.
I also really enjoy watching 'The Great Courses' DVDs. Have you seen these? They are fabulous! The Roman Empire, Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, and Great Artists Of The Italian Renaissance, are some of the ones I've watched recently - so many great courses, so little time!
My all-time favorite movie is Good Will Hunting. I thought Fight Club was amazing! Shawshank Redemption was sooo good too! An older big-time favorite is The Graduate (Ben: "No, it's not. It's completely baked.") I'm a Drama fan, but I'm not a black & white classics kind of guy. Should I admit I like romantic comedies? I do. My least favorite genre would be Fantasy, Science Fiction is good - Foreign films, not so much.
... Art. I love being surrounded by beautiful pieces, whether I'm creating them, arranging them, or buying them.
... Music. Especially while I'm out hiking in nature, I never wear ear buds. I prefer to hang my phone on a lanyard (around my neck) and I enjoy the tonal quality of the small speaker when it's close to my ears like that.
... The Gym. Love doing cardio on the elliptical (daily), and hitting the weight machines, but I'm not into the "free weights" mentality.
... Smart phone. Mine's an iPhone and I would feel completely less-than-smart without it.
... 30" monitor. Size matters! Hooked up to my MacBook Air with a bluetooth keyboard & touchpad and I'm happily good-to-go.
... Hiking. My favorite adage is: "Think Outside - No Box Required." Plus, I find that hiking enables me to turn off my over-active brain, and just be in-the-moment.
Hmm, too much pressure? Can't think of what to say? No 'problemo' - just rate my profile 4 or 5 stars and OkCupid will (not-so-slyly) send me an email letting me know...and I'll do the rest. For that, you will earn a Silver Star for 'Bravery' (of course, duh).
Who knew contacting a potential life-partner could be soooo much fun? And rewarding too, because I don't just give out crappy "Bonus Points" - I give out Stars!!! (that's just the way I roll....)