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I'm single, never married, no kids, no pets, no hang-ups, few vices, not boobs/sports/anything obsessed, not OCD, no beard/bugs/drugs, no criminal record, no girlfriends waiting in the wings, not a cheater or player, no tattoos, earrings, hygiene issues, allergies, phobias, large carbon or trash footprint, and no tolerance for users, takers and/or fakers. That sums up much about me using mostly negative expression, the preferred method for appraising a match, if women's profiles here are any indication. Especially the ones IN ALL CAPS that turn you off in a heartbeat. What are they thinking?
On the positive side, I'm known as a good listener, a reliable friend, a decisive leader, a decent musician, a great teacher, and an even better partner. I like to tinker and fix things when I have time. I'm savvy about a great many things that can directly and indirectly help people, and I like to share that knowledge to a willing audience. I had a past in academia, and am still learning new things each day. My actions are what I can be best judged by, especially when words fail me. I'm content all by myself, but I'm willing to roll the dice and see if I can't be happier with a quality woman.
I want someone who's a good person, with ethics and values that match or better my own. Someone not pretentious, like me, and who follows the Golden Rule. I tend to date overachievers. Touchy-feely types move to the top of the list. I could care less about breast size, but I do prefer toned legs and posteriors and smaller, feminine features. It's been almost 40 years since my first date, so I know what I like by now. I'm ready to be a good reflection on someone, and desire that in my match as well. I'd rather hold out for a great fit than date someone I wouldn't consider as a partner - wouldn't you?
I try to enjoy life to the fullest every day, as you never know what the future will bring. I'm the loyal, kind and helpful type - it would be great to meet someone cut from the same cloth. I'm a bit opinionated, and I love great conversation, but I fight fair if I ever have a disagreement with someone. Though I don't care if you're of meager means, please don't expect me to dig you out of debt, if that's your situation. And though I have none, I like well-behaved kids and pets, and have been told often that I'd make a great dad, though I'm not necessarily angling to be one.
I like to cook or eat home-cooked meals as much or more than I enjoy dining out, and I would hope you share the same outlook. We can make them together, which seems like the natural order of things. There should be someone out there who, like me, views the planning/shopping/preparing aspects of eating as a pleasure rather than a chore. There are nights when a great restaurant or some take-out does the trick better, just because. I eat fairly clean most of the time, and restaurants are where I sometimes get off course from that. Is being a foodie a vice?
Bicycling and swimming are my main physical activities. I have a gym membership, but rarely go. During the summer I swim at night under the stars, usually in my birthday suit. I have one of those massage chairs you see at conventions, where the person sits away from you with their face in a donut shaped pad. It works great, but only with another person there to give or get a massage. I suppose that's my ulterior motive - I'm a sucker for a good back rub, and give a good one as well.
What's your story?
Bonus section: this is for women that are open to constructive criticism, helpful hints and just plain old advice about what makes men
like me attracted to you. It's just my opinion, tempered and tested by discussions with my fellow bachelors. Stop reading now if you're
the type that responds with, "Don't tell ME what to do!" when someone says, "Have a nice day".
This month it's your profile pic. Few women seem to know how to capture a man's attention here. No, it's not the perfect lighting, makeup, hair and clothing that sells us, although those aspects don't generally make you less appealing. It's not cramming your chest into the shot, or at least it isn't for seven out of ten men (we mostly like legs and butts). It's certainly not populating it with pets, friends, cropped-out flames or celebrities. We want to know if you are approachable and friendly. And how might you depict that photographically? A smile certainly goes a long way, but if you want to grab a man's attention, just offer him something. Think St. Pauli girl, and you'll get my drift. There's a large difference between you posing with a 1/4 full glass of wine with lipstick on it, and you holding a frothy stein of barley pop out towards the camera. Try a Sicilian pie - what man wouldn't like his woman to arrive with a pizza? For a slam dunk, a home-cooked dish would take the cake. And you thought those old adages about the way to a man's heart were dated and ineffective - your granny knew more than you do on the subject. So show him you're (literally) bringing something to the table, and you'll get him to reserve one for the both of you.