I work in the scientific and engineering sector. I have 3 kids (they live with ex). I am interested in most things and don't believe in vegetating. I am very empathic, very loyal and too kind sometimes. I have always liked challenges. 2 failed relationships later mean I don't attach primary importance to what people look like but they have to be decent, genuinely responsive to kindness, truly caring, not necessarily clones of me but just as willing to accept my differences as I would theirs. I can accept most people, but not arrogant or deceitful people.
A reasonable intellectual match would be ideal, but not necessary.
It is more important to share key values; differing likes/dislikes can be accomodated.
Like most music rock/folk/classic/blues (but NOT rap/jazz).
Like most films (action/adventure/thriller/space) especially with a human story.
Like most books (historical/thriller/factual) (NOT autobiographies).
Like eating and cooking virtually all foods.
Like travelling, people watching, especially the outdoors, or just plain relaxing.
Love the theatre, films, concerts (early medieval, electronic rock, traditional).
When I have time I have always tried to make things in wood. Any constructive leisure tends to be a good way to chill out.
I also love watching the thunder and the rain. I love to see the wild sea.
I would like to find someone I am there for and they for me.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something that would interest and be agreed by the both of us. It would have to be quiet so that there is time for interactive dialogue (one of those short interest walks organised by local specialists or a quiet pub/cafe/restaurant)). The idea would be that there would be a quiet backdrop to the meeting; subject matter for any quiet awkward moments. This would give a chance to get a mental feel for each others likes/dislikes, qualities etc.. A simple meal/snack would do. This gives time to build opinions. There must be some time for contemplation, not a mad rush to both download as much info as possible.