Slightly disorganized introvert looking for single/divorced/widowed man of a similar age who's comfortable in his own skin and is confident enough not to be jealous of my horse. Most important characteristic: the willingness to accept the tremendous time commitment demanded by riding/training/showing classical dressage. I also am a serious fiction writer (just had my third semi-pro sale, shopping around two novels, rewriting another, couple more in the drawer. I spend a lot of time going out to live Celtic music and love to dance; Irish set dance mostly, except for the occasional waltz I haven't done ballroom, but would like to some day. The occasional SCA event and SF/Fantasy con keeps me sane. Friends first. If you don't share at least some of my interests and have enough going on of your own to keep you occupied, I really don't see it working. Also, if you don't get dark humor, I probably won't make too much sense to you. Favorite authors: Tolkien (of course), Charles de Lint, RA Mackavoy, Robin Mckinley, Shakespeare. Favorite movies: LOTR trilogy, extended editions(although the movies don't quite measure up to the books), The Star Wars trilogy(the original one, of course), Thunderheart, the latest Star Trek, almost anything with Erol Flynn. Crazy about the new BBC Sherlock. Favorite music: Celtic folk and folk-rock, also like Classic rock, classical, New Grass, and metal in the right mood. Politically left-of-center but not radical. More-or-less Pagan, but not part of any organized group. No drugs/heavy drinkers. If you're looking for June Cleaver, do us both a favor and move on.