Status: On February 28th, I will be out of the country for approximately 2.5 months . . . I'm back :-)
I try to be very honest regarding my intent here, and currently, I'm not certain about a long term relationship, but I remain open minded regarding the possibility of more. Consequently, casual dating is my preference at the moment. For those who are into MB personality tests - ENFP.
I'm curious about the world we live in. So, I like exploring it. Thus far, I have been to approximately 40 countries; including a 5 month round the world back pack trip in 2013, where I visited 10 countries. This was a life changing experience. I did a similar 3 month plus trip - exploring Central and South America in 2012, and enjoyed this immensely as well. Earlier in 2014, I was in Vietnam for almost 3 months and had a blast! Most recently, I explored SE Asia for 5 months, returning in late January 2015. I've blogged about these adventures (albeit, recently I've been remiss in keeping it up to date):
Feel free to check it out, because it will probably give you more info about me than this small box. I would say that travel and volunteering my time to help others, are probably my 2 biggest passions.
I'm a "self made man" where I succeeded via my own hard work and wit; not from any inherited fortune, family connections or other privilege. I retired early when I was 50. A favorite quote (and I have many) is "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." I can be clownish and joking, but there is also duality in my personality, as I can be quite introspective. If you're looking for someone who is far from perfect; somewhat eclectic; a bit eccentric; has been a bad boy once upon a time; but today recognizes that "a life un-examined, is a life not much worth living" (that Socrates cat), then give me a shout. By the by, there are possible EXCEPTIONS to everything I have written here. I try to be open minded and flexible in everything I do. Consequently, putting a few paragraphs in a box doesn't define me, nor do I expect it to define you. Cheers!
A first meeting isn't a "date," but an opportunity to determine if we both want to go on a real date. Something low-key like coffee and/or a walk is always a good way to meet. A number of women have told me that they literally receive dozens of email from males. I get it that the odds are likely long that I might get lost in the shuffle. However, I think I am unique and worth it, thus I'm not part of the proverbial herd and I rarely contact anyone first (so if I add you as a favorite or do contact you, I'm intrigued/interested).
I am attracted to thin/athletic women. If you are conservative, close-minded, or don't think outside the box (on occasion), we probably wont click . . . Just sayin'. Please have a passport. I am 59, have wrinkles, and have no idea if I look my age. In short, you be the judge. However, I feel young and try to keep in shape. All of my photos are recent, taken in the last couple of years. Please ensure your photos are too. Friends tell me that one of the most significant issues in dating, is that women and men are less than truthful about their physique. From personal experience, I agree. Please be honest about this in your profile. Lastly, I'm also hesitant about doing a long distance relationship, e.g., Colorado Springs, Boulder, etc. and need more to hold than a phone. Good luck on your search!