I'm an Island guy thinking a city gal, to share the best of both worlds, might be a good thing.
I have a high cuddle quotient (c-q): rather than "searching for meaning" I think "man" is searching for the way back into the womb; cuddling is the closest mathematical approximation to a womb with a view. How's your c-q deficiency ratio doing?
And, I am a very funny guy; a learning community I was part of for two years gave me the "Unsolicited Comments Award", along with a bottle of Beano, at our final gathering.
My values: radical honesty; family; friends; commitment/loyalty; beauty; simplicity; service.
Joys: My children (grown) and grandchildren, and little people in general; friends; my doggy and most other sentient beings; singing; music of almost any kind; laughing; touch, both sensual and sexual; listening deeply to others stories; being seen and heard.
Mystery: My sense of connection with spirit/divine presence was cultivated from a young age (starting with Yogananda and Christian mysticism). I find questions concerning "religious involvement" wholly inadequate to elicit the meanings I give these domains of life. My practices are integrated into daily living and I'm at home with earth-based rituals; but, I do find Dances of Universal Peace a form of collective worship that work well for me, too. I am attracting new members to my family of choice with a key unifying element among us: adoration of the Divine Feminine, with mutual support for influencing her in each of us toward honoring and restoring Sacred Matriarchy.
Questions I found interesting from Perfectmatch:
1. List one or two of your accomplishments you take the most pride in.
My latest is gestating and mid-wifing the "Random Acts of Deep Listening as a Spiritual Practice" workshop.
And, learning it's not what I just did that counts, but what I do next.
2. What is the smartest decision you ever made?
I'd rather be in relationship than be right.
3. What person (relative, friend or other) has made the biggest impact/influence on your life?
The last one who was vulnerable with me.
4. Best memories?
Being present at the bookends of others' lives.
Some notes about you:
You have a voice, a developed and established expressive venue, be it written word, sound, movement, visual or a combo. You know who you are and what you’re about; you are generally satisfied.
You are at ease with silence and understand, and ideally practice, solitude.
You are affectionate, sensual, passionate, at home in your skin: from time to time you love "marathon" sex.
I am looking for friendships founded on joy and fun, without expectation; playmates if you will. If something unfolds in an organic way to surprise us, great.
In that event I ultimately want a collaborator for the path of relationship yoga, someone committed to service in the world and dancing the continuum of sacred to profane. I want a friend who is able to relax into "not knowing" whenever "what's next" isn't readily clear; you manage your anxiety with grace and self awareness, and allow others to do the same. I want a partner in the ongoing anthropological self-explorations of paradox and inconsistency, with a ready sense of humor and compassion for your and my humanity.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A walk in the park, on the beach, or around the village; share favorite poems or songs; make up stories about people we see; play with my, your, our dog(s); share some food and drink. Feel our way into what's next.
Or, if that's all too easy going we could take a bubble bath.